Marina Rodríguez-Brià: Clementi & Friends

8 augustus 2019 | 20.15 uur | Kerkzaal Luthermuseum in de Wittenberg, Amsterdam

De bekende fortepianist Marina Rodriguez-Brià, gespecialiseerd in Clementi, voert werken uit van Muzio Clementi, Dussek, Field en anderen. Zij speelt op een zeldzame originele fortepiano gebouwd door Tischner in St. Petersburg in 1828 (voorheen Colt Collection, nu in Geelvinck Muziek Musea). Glinka compeneerde en speelde zijn hele leven op een fortepiano van Tischner. De Russische tsaar kreeg er één voor zijn huwelijk. Marina speelt eveneens op een tafelpiano gebouwd door D’Almaine, London 1830-1840; een topkwaliteit en tevens zeldzaam instrument. Geniet van het authentieke geluid van deze historische piano’s: verrasstend anders dan een moderne concertvleugel.


The famous Barcelona pianist – expert on early piano and especially Clementi – Marina Rodriguez-Brià performs works by Muzio Clementi, Dussek, Field and others. She will play on an original and rare fortepiano grand built by Tischner in St. Petersburg in 1828 (fomer Colt Collection, now in Geelvinck Music Museums). Fortepianos by Tischner were preferred by Glinka and by the Russian Tsars. Marina will also play on a square piano built by D’Almaine, London 1830-1840, a fine instrument and possibly equally rare. Enjoy the authentic sound of these historic pianos, which is surprisingly different from a modern concert grand.



Clementi and Friends: Works by Dussek, Field, Cramer, Auenbrugger and Clementi


  • Tischner Fortepiano (St. Petersburg, c. 1828)
  • D’Almaine sq. (London, c. 1830-1840)


Marina Rodríguez-Brià (Barcelona), fortepiano



Muzio Clementi (1752-1832)
Sonata in G minor, Op 34. No. 2
• Largo e sostenuto. Allegro con fuoco
• Un poco adagio
• Finale: Molto allegro

Jan Ladislav Dussek (1760-1812)
Within a Mile of Edinburgh
(A Scotch Song with Variations for the Pianoforte or Harpsichord)

John Field (1782-1837)
Nocturne in B-flat major

Johann Baptist Cramer (1771-1858)
Le Petit Rien. Romance variée.

Marianna Auenbrugger (1759-1782)
Sonata in E-flat major (1782)
• Moderato
• Largo
• Rondo. Allegro

Muzio Clementi (1752-1832)
Piano Sonata in G minor, Op. 8 No. 1 (1782)
dedicated to Marianna Auenbrugger
• Allegro
• Andante cantabile
• Presto



Composer Muzio Clementi (1752-1832) is mainly known for didactic works such as the sonatinas or the etudes that today, two hundred years later, are still played in conservatories and music schools. These works, however, are only a small part of his output. Clementi also composed symphonies and more than seventy sonatas for the piano.

Clementi was a multifaceted figure who, besides composing, giving concerts, conducting, teaching, and promoting orchestral music, also was a music publisher and a piano manufacturer in London. Being a great traveller and a multilingual, sociable person, he had many friends, with whom he often performed in the most prestigious London salons. In today’s performance, we will be able to listen to pieces by some of them.

Among the works performed is a sonata by the Viennese pianist and composer Marianna Auenbrugger, to whom Clementi dedicated one of the two sonatas in this recital. We will also listen to a nocturne and themes with variations by Clementi’s pianist and composer friends John Field, Jan Ladislav Dussek, and Johann Baptist Cramer.


Marina Rodríguez-Brià

Marina Rodríguez-Brià was born in Sant Vicenç de Castellet (Barcelona) and studied at the conservatories of Barcelona and Perpignan (France) and also at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Holder of a degree in Music and in French Philology, she has continued her studies with different international courses and is the recipient of many prizes in piano, chamber music, and poetry contests.

She has performed at Berlin’s Staatsoper, the Hamburg Laeiszhalle, Gateshead’s Sage auditorium, Barcelona’s Auditori, or the Staatsoper Stuttgart.  She has also performed at the international festivals of Grafenegg and Ludwigsburg, among others.

She has recorded for Radio Nacional, Catalunya Ràdio, TV3, Canal 33, TV1, TV2, Südwest Rundfunk, RAI, and Radio France. She has published thirteen albums with works of Russian composers, Romantic dances for piano duet, Spanish music for piano solo, music of Albéniz, etc.

Interested in Muzio Clementi, she has recorded two albums with works by this author (1999 and 2015), the latest one on an original fortepiano Clementi & Co. She has been the curator of the exhibition “Clementi, the Father of the Pianoforte” at the Palau de la Música Catalana (2018). She has given lectures and courses at the Music Museum of Barcelona, the University of Barcelona and other cultural institutions, and at the Historical Keyboard Society of North America.

She is a founder member of the Muzio Clementi Association of Barcelona.


Kerkzaal Luthermuseum in de Wittenberg

Luther Museum in de Wittenberg De Geelvinck Salon heeft een nieuw onderdak gevonden in het gebouw, waar sinds juni  2019 het Luther Museum in is gevestigd, ook bekend als de Wittenberg. Deze naam is een verwijzing naar de stad waar Luther eens zijn stellingen bekend maakte. Het gebouw, dat dateert uit 1772, bevindt zich in de Plantagebuurt, tussen Weesperstraat en Roetersstraat, op de hoek, waar Nieuwe Kerkstraat en Nieuwe Keizersgracht samenkomen. Het adres van het Luther Museum en de kerkzaal is Nieuwe Keizersgracht 570.

The Geelvinck Salon has found a new home in the building, which since June 2019, houses the Luther Museum, also known as the Wittenberg. This name is a reference to the city where Luther once made his theses known. The building, which dates from 1772, is located in the Plantagebuurt between Weesperstraat and Roetersstraat on the corner where Nieuwe Kerkstraat and Nieuwe Keizersgracht meet. The address of the Luther Museum and the church hall is Nieuwe Keizersgracht 570.

Lees verder
Nieuwe Keizersgracht 570
1018 VG Amsterdam