Towards the end of the 18th century, Clementi increasingly advocated thepiano as the successor to the harpsichord. He composed expressly for th e new instrument and in 1801 published a piano school. His interest in teaching is also shown by the Six progressive SonatinasŒî op. 36 _ six sonatinas in ascending order of diffi culty, which are still extremely popular with today's piano teachers. Our Urtext edition follows the long established practice of using the musical text of the first edition from 1797. Clementis original fingering, which is surprisingly modern, has been included throughout the work.?