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MEDTNER, N.: Piano Sonatas (Complete), Vol. 2 (P. Stewart)


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MEDTNER, N.: Piano Sonatas (Complete), Vol. 2 (P. Stewart)

Nikolay Medtner’s 14 piano sonatas are considered among the most significant achievement in this genre by any composer since Beethoven. After the success of his First Piano Sonata (GP617) he turned to Goethe for inspiration, and the life and love-affirming Sonata-Triad Op. 11 translates the poet’s words of passion, suffering and redemption into sound. The capricious, mysterious and beautiful Sonata-Skazka is a masterpiece in miniature and was once Medtner’s most performed work. Dating from his years of exile, the Sonata- Idyll, Medtner’s fourteenth and final Sonata, is notable for its eloquent themes that linger long in the memory.

Medtner, Nicolas

  Sonaten-Triade, Op. 11
1.   No. 1 in A - Flat Major 00:11:04
2.   No. 2 in D Minor, "Sonata - Elegy" 00:07:22
3.   No. 3 in C Major 00:10:05
  Sonata-Skazka in C Minor, Op. 25, No. 1, "Märchen-Sonate"
4.   I. Allegro abbandonamente 00:05:54
5.   II. Andantino con moto 00:03:43
6.   III. Allegro con spirito 00:04:02
  Sonata-Idylle in G Major, Op. 56
7.   I. Pastorale: Allegretto cantabile 00:04:18
8.   II. Allegro moderato e cantabile (sempre al rigore di tempo) 00:08:55

Total Playing Time: 00:55:23

Medtner, Nicolas

Stewart, Paul

Label: Grand Piano

Genre: Instrumental

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: GP618

Barcode: 747313961825

Physical Release: 11/2016

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