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MEDTNER: Works for Violin and Piano (Complete), Vol. 2 - Violin Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2 / 2 Canzonas with Dances


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MEDTNER: Works for Violin and Piano (Complete), Vol. 2 - Violin Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2 / 2 Canzonas with Dances

Distinctly Russian, unabashedly Romantic and full-bodied, yet intellectually devised and highly disciplined, Medtner’s compositions for violin and piano encompass music of rare beauty and power, gratifying for both performer and audience. Violin Sonata No. 1, one of his best-known works, was inspired by the myth of Dionysus (or Bacchus), god of wine and intoxication. Known as the “Spring Sonata”, Medtner’s epically-proportioned Violin Sonata No. 2 is a work of exile with distinct memories of springtime in Russia in its late romantic textures. The first volume of this series is released on 8.570298.

Medtner, Nicolas

  Violin Sonata No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 21
1.   I. Canzona: Canterellando. Con fluidezza 00:07:53
2.   II. Danza: Allegro scherzando 00:05:50
3.   III. Ditirambo: Festivamente 00:06:50
  2 Canzonas and Dances, Op. 43
4.   Canzona No. 1 in C Major 00:04:59
5.   Dance No. 1 in C Major 00:01:54
6.   Canzona No. 2 in B Minor 00:06:36
7.   Dance No. 2 in B Minor 00:03:26
  Violin Sonata No. 2 in G Major, Op. 44
8.   I. Introduzione: Maestoso (poco quasi cadenza) - 00:02:07
9.   I. Allegro appassionato - 00:14:32
10.   I. Cadenza I: Tranquillo cantabile 00:01:09
11.   II. Theme and Variations: Theme: Andante con moto - 00:01:41
12.   II. Variation 1: Tranquillo cantabile, ma con moto - 00:01:53
13.   II. Variation 2: L'istesso tempo ma poco più tranquillo - 00:02:09
14.   II. Variation 3: Allegretto tranquillo, grazioso - 00:01:24
15.   II. Variation 4: Allegro molto ritmico - 00:01:04
16.   II. Variation 5: Allegro molto - 00:00:43
17.   II. Variation 6: Allegro risoluto - 00:01:33
18.   II. Cadenza II: Tranquillo cantabile 00:00:58
19.   III. Finale: Rondo: Allegro risoluto 00:12:17

Total Playing Time: 01:18:58

Medtner, Nicolas

Kayaleh, Laurence; Stewart, Paul

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.570299

Barcode: 0747313029976

Physical Release: 03/2007

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