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MEDTNER: Works for Violin and Piano (Complete), Vol. 1

If the piano works of Nikolay Medtner are finally achieving the recognition they merit, the same cannot yet be said for his compositions for violin and piano. This first of two discs of Medtner’s five violin and piano works opens with his last and greatest work for these instruments, Sonata No. 3, ‘Epica’, completed in 1938. Unashamedly Romantic and distinctly Russian with its frequent allusions to folk-dances and Orthodox liturgical chants, the Sonata reflects both Medtner’s recent conversion to the Orthodox faith and his bitter acceptance of permanent exile from his homeland. This bleak and mournful work includes an Andante of heartbreaking beauty. The sombre yet impassioned Three Nocturnes were inspired by Goethe, one of the composer’s favourite poets.


Medtner, Nicolas

  Violin Sonata No. 3 in E Minor, Op. 57, "Epica"
1.   Play with flash player I. Introduzione: Andante meditamente - 00:03:01
2.   Play with flash player I. Allegro 00:13:48
3.   Play with flash player II. Scherzo: Allegro molto vivace e laggiero 00:07:06
4.   Play with flash player III. Andante con moto 00:09:24
5.   Play with flash player IV. Finale: Allegro molto 00:13:08
  3 Nocturnes, Op. 16
6.   Play with flash player Nocturne No. 1 in D Minor 00:04:50
7.   Play with flash player Nocturne No. 2 in G Minor 00:04:46
8.   Play with flash player Nocturne No. 3 in C Minor 00:04:13

Medtner, Nicolas
Heifetz, Jascha, arranger(s)

  2 Fairy Tales, Op. 20: No. 1 in B-Flat Minor (arr. J. Heifetz for violin and piano)
9.   Play with flash player 2 Fairy Tales, Op. 20: No. 1 in B - Flat Minor (arr. J. Heifetz for violin and piano) 00:03:14

Total Playing Time: 01:03:30






Composer(s):
Medtner, Nicolas

Arranger(s):
Heifetz, Jascha

Artist(s):
Kayaleh, Laurence; Stewart, Paul

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.570298

Barcode: 0747313029877

Release Date: 08/2007

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