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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
Album Price
USD 6.99

  Booklet / liner notes available

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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Work/Track Title Time USD Price MP3 Tracks
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    0.99   Add to cart  
      I. Allegro 13:48    2.39   Add to cart  
      II. Scherzo: Allegro molto vivace e laggiero 7:06    1.59   Add to cart  
      III. Andante con moto 9:24    1.59   Add to cart  
      IV. Finale: Allegro molto 13:08    2.39   Add to cart  
  3 Nocturnes, Op. 16              
      Nocturne No. 1 in D Minor 4:50    0.99   Add to cart  
      Nocturne No. 2 in G Minor 4:46    0.99   Add to cart  
      Nocturne No. 3 in C Minor 4:13    0.99   Add to cart  
  2 Fairy Tales, Op. 20: No. 1 in B-Flat Minor (arr. J. Heifetz for violin and piano) 3:14    0.99   Add to cart  
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