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Medtner: Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol. 2 / Stewart


Release Date: 11/11/2016 
Label:  Grand Piano   Catalog #: 618   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Nikolai Medtner
Performer:  Paul Stewart
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 55 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Nikolay Medtner’s 14 piano sonatas are considered 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 eloquent themes of the fourteenth and final Sonata-Idyll linger long in the memory. Nikolay Medtner’s 14 piano sonatas are considered 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 eloquent themes of the fourteenth and final Sonata-Idyll linger long in the memory. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonatas (3) for Piano, Op. 11 "Triade" by Nikolai Medtner
Performer:  Paul Stewart (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Russia 
Venue:  Salle Claude Champagne, Montréal, Québec 
Length: 28 Minutes 35 Secs. 
2.
Sonata for Piano in C minor, Op. 25 no 1 "Sonata-Skazka" by Nikolai Medtner
Performer:  Paul Stewart (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1910-11; Russia 
Venue:  Salle Claude Champagne, Montréal, Québec 
Length: 13 Minutes 39 Secs. 
3.
Sonata Idylle for Piano in G major, Op. 56 by Nikolai Medtner
Performer:  Paul Stewart (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; France 
Date of Recording: 10/23/2015 
Venue:  Salle Claude Champagne, Montréal, Québec 
Length: 13 Minutes 3 Secs. 

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