Some compose great oceans, often in stormy weather. Some compose complicated
water systems, with lakes, rivulets, streams, sluices. Some compose little pools of water.
Several of Aldo Clementi's works are such pools. But beware:
if you step into them you won't see the bottom.
But you will see the heavens reflected in their surface.
Who knows, maybe from a heavenly perspective Clementi's collection of small water
pools makes up an informal pattern, obvious but beyond words?
Aldo Clementi was born in 1925.
He is one of the truly great masters of our time.
On this double-CD pianists Mats Persson
and Kristine Scholz perform almost everything the composer has written
for one and two pianists – including Catene simmetriche,
the half hour long masterwork for two pianos from 2004.