Medtner: Complete Piano Sonatas Volume 1

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Medtner: Complete Piano Sonatas Volume 1

Catalogue No:

GP617

Discs:

1

Release date:

3rd Sept 2012

Barcode:

0747313961726

Length:

58 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Medtner: Complete Piano Sonatas Volume 1


Medtner:

Sonata in G minor, Op. post.

Piano Sonata in F minor, Op. 5

Sonata reminiscenza in A minor, Op. 38 No. 1


Paul Stewart (piano)

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Like his near-contemporary Rachmaninov, who called him ‘the greatest composer of our time’, Nikolay Medtner was a composer, pianist and an exile from his native Russia. His portfolio of works includes a remarkable series of pieces for his own instrument, including fourteen sonatas and some hugely evocative, deeply poetic miniatures. Medtner’s gift for melody is immediately discerned in the early Sonatina in G minor. The Sonata No. 1, Op. 5, his first large-scale work, enshrines autobiographical elements and is both intense and spiritually charged. Poetry and nostalgia flood the beautiful Sonata-Reminiscenza in A minor. This is the first volume of a complete cycle of the Medtner Piano Sonatas.

Nicolas Medtner: Sonatina in G minor

I. Allegretto, ma non troppo

II. Scherzo: Allegro

Nicolas Medtner: Piano Sonata in F minor, Op. 5

I. Allegro

II. Intermezzo: Allegro

III. Largo

IV. Finale: Allegro risoluto

Nicolas Medtner: Forgotten Melodies, Op. 38

Forgotten Melodies, Op. 38: No. 1. Sonata reminiscenza

Gramophone Magazine

March 2013

“Canadian pianist Paul Stewart launches a deeply personal and complex project with unfailing mastery and acute stylistic awareness...to Medtner's own incomparable recordings, Paul Stewart adds a voice of exceptional distinction, finely presented and recorded.”

The Guardian

26th September 2012

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“Stewart has all the necessary technique to cope with the technical challenges; further discs will show whether his playing has the larger-than-life personality to bring its intricate, expansiveness into sharp focus.”

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