A quiz

Before I begin to write about another forgotten composer, one more representative of the departing 18th and beginning 19th century, I would like to propose a small quiz: an excerpt from one of his piano sonatas. A little hint is offered – he is often (even by honorable scholars) branded as a charlatan:

Sonata c minor

And the composer is…..

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6 Responses

  1. Michel Says:

    I listened to the excerpt. Other than being sure that I hear music from the Romanticism, I can’t tell who is the composer… Maybe we should ask a wider auditorium… :)

    Posted on January 11th, 2010 at 10:20

  2. Acnapyx Says:

    The exact work is not something I remember hearing. The very moment you mentioned ‘branded as charlatan’, the name of Liszt sprang into my mind (yeah, lame stereotype it is, I know :), but now I’m not that sure – and honestly, I cannot tell for sure who is the composer, judging by such a short excerpt.

    And Liszt is well-known enough and is not ‘forgotten’; so in fact this is just a near shot; I am almost 100% sure it’s not the name you are looking for.

    Posted on January 11th, 2010 at 12:51

  3. Georgi Dimitrov Says:

    Sounds for me more like Viennese classicism and ..hmm..may be Muzio Clementi.. :)

    Posted on January 11th, 2010 at 15:43

  4. Michel Says:

    You have two guesses already!

    So…? Close? No? Any other hints? :)

    Posted on January 12th, 2010 at 01:27

  5. Georgi Dimitrov Says:

    “about forgotten composer writing” , and “charlatan branding” – strong hints indeed, weak knowledge unfortunately.. Spare us, please! :)

    Posted on January 13th, 2010 at 12:46

  6. annapetrova | en » And the composer is… Says:

    […] admit that it was a difficult quiz, as there are no recordings of his music, except only one sonata. But Georgi was very close with […]

    Posted on January 14th, 2010 at 11:10

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