According to the official WordPress statistics, this is the 100th post on this blog. What an achievement. What a devoid-of-financial-compensation achievement. Those are, after all, my specialty. Anyway.
I’ve started writing for a local arts journal, and I reviewed my first concert for them this past weekend (it will theoretically be posted on something called “the internet” at some point). Among the works performed was a Trio by Muzio Clementi, he of the piano exercise books and the “Sopranos” character name. I mentioned in my review that Clementi is now remembered almost entirely for those piano exercises (and for his influence on Beethoven’s piano music to a lesser degree), which is pretty unfair, really. Of course, that’s my personal connection to Clementi: he wrote something easy enough for me to pass a piano proficiency exam. Continue reading