Sonatinas That Warmed a Dad’s Heart

Muzio Clementi was an important composer and classical pianist from Italy. He is well known, along with Carl Czerny for his studies [etudes] for the piano.  Many young classical music students will know the name of Clementi for his studies and sonatinas. 

Very young Ebony [my daughter] 🙂

I remember my daughter, Ebony, in her Suzuki classical music classes [started when she was 5 years old], while using the studies of Czerny, played some nice sonatinas by Clementi.  I especially remember these two bright, happy sonatinas Ebony would play at around 8 years old.

The first piece is a short 3 movement piece, I think you can see how it could warm a Dad’s heart with happiness hearing his little girl play this. In the Suzuki method the students had to memorize and play without music all their pieces. It still was amazing to me how a person so young could memorize all three movements.  

The second piece, which is Clementi’s sonatina #3, I remember Ebony playing this 1st movement-exactly like this little girl did on this video.

It brings back heart warming memories to watch this.

I hope you don’t mind this personal wonderful remembrance from a proud father, remembering his little girl playing these sweet sonatinas by Muzio Clementi.

Muzio Clementi: Sonatina #1 in C-Major:

Muzio Clementi: Sonatina #3 in C-Major, Movement 1, Allegro:

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