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

Composer(s)Medtner, Nicolas
Artist(s) Stewart, Paul, piano • Kayaleh, Laurence, violin
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber Music
Catalogue 8.570298
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
  Booklet / liner notes available
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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


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MEDTNER: Works for Violin and Piano (Complete), Vol. 1 1:03:30   
  Violin Sonata No. 3 in E minor, Op. 57, "Epica"          
      I. Introduzione: Andante meditamente - 3:01       
      I. Allegro 13:48       
      II. Scherzo: Allegro molto vivace e laggiero 7:06       
      III. Andante con moto 9:24       
      IV. Finale: Allegro molto 13:08       
  3 Nocturnes, Op. 16          
      Nocturne No. 1 in D Minor 4:50       
      Nocturne No. 2 in G Minor 4:46       
      Nocturne No. 3 in C Minor 4:13       
  2 Fairy Tales, Op. 20: No. 1 in B-Flat Minor (arr. J. Heifetz for violin and piano) 3:14       
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