Clementi, Muzio 

1752 - 1832

Muzio Filippo Vincenzo Francesco Saverio Clementi was an Italian composer, pianist, pedagogue, conductor, music publisher, editor, and piano manufacturer, who was mostly active in England. Influenced by Domenico Scarlatti's harpsichord school and Haydn's classical school and by the stile Galante of Johann Christian Bach and Ignazio Cirri, Clementi developed a fluent and technical legato style, which he passed on to a generation of pianists, including John Field, Johann Baptist Cramer, Ignaz Moscheles, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Friedrich Kalkbrenner, Johann Nepomuk Hummel and Carl Czerny. He was a notable influence on Ludwig van Beethoven and Frédéric Chopin.