MUZIO CLEMENTI (1752-1832): Symphonies No. 3 in G, "The Great National" and No. 4 in D, Overture in C.
Catalogue Number: 10P024
Description: The second volume of Clementi's six symphonies (see 02O006 from eight months ago for the first) brings us two half-hour long, four-movement works in the late Classical style of Haydn and Mozart, No. 3 using God Save the King to win it its slightly grandiose subtitle. The "Overture" is a 13-minute first movement of a symphony, one of two such fragments which are all that remain of or were sketches for further symphonies. Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma; Francesco La Vecchia.