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Keyboard Sonata in C minor


Cimarosa 1749-1801 was an Italian composer who belonged to the Neapolitan school and he is remembered particularly for his operas. His keyboard music was played on both the piano and the harpsichord and many pieces have been transcribed for classical guitar. The score for the Sonata in C minor and the realisation is a straightforward “translation” of the score. The movement has poise defined very much by the choice of C minor as the key and the quite symmetrical rhythmic shapes and patterns. Many performances of this particularly movement are approached more as a “free translation” in that the figuration is interpreted decoratively and much ornamentally almost to the extent of becoming an improvisation although this was an aspect of continuo playing in the baroque period. Cimarosa’s keyboard music is well worth investigating although authentication of his work is a something yet to be confirmed. The music editor has made bar 11 a two beats to the bar measure. Understand that the keyboard sonatas attributed to Cimarosa are short one movement works and any groupings of works in the same key found on recordings are editorial. They are works with appeal and consistent in their quality. A plain score is appended to the edited music score.





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