Spinet Recital: Gary Branch & Lorraine Liyanage

Mar 04 2018 15:00 - 16:00

Clementi House, 128 Kensington Church St, W8 4BH London


Music by Clementi for Spinet.

Gary Branch and Lorraine Liyanage perform the music of Muzio Clementi in his former home on Kensington Church Street. Clementi House was the London home of Muzio Clementi, composer, pianist, and ‘Father of the Pianoforte’, in the words of the composer’s plaque in Westminster Abbey (where he is buried), during the second and third decades of the 19th century.

Through Clementi’s presence, the house became the musical ‘home’ in London of the young Felix Mendelssohn who visited the house daily during his prolonged London visits. Clementi House was also visited by many other outstanding musicians of the period, including Chopin, Bellini, Joachim, and Ignaz Moscheles.

Come and hear a recital of music for spinet in the very same room where Clementi entertained and performed music.

Please note that as the venue only seats 25, we are unable to offer ticket sales on the door. Tickets are not refundable.



Clementi House was the London home of Muzio Clementi (1752-1832), composer, pianist, and ‘Father of the Pianoforte’, in the words of the composer’s plaque in Westminster Abbey (where he is buried), during the second and third decades of the 19th century. One of the forte-pianos manufactured by Clementi’s company at that period is the front hall of Clementi House and tuned to a playable (if not performable) condition, with its original strings. Clementi House was visited by many other outstanding musicians of the period, including Chopin, Bellini, Joachim, and Ignaz Moscheles.



Through Clementi’s presence, the house became the musical ‘home’ in London of the young Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47), who visited the house daily during his prolonged London visits 1830-33.

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