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Nikolai Medtner

Nikolai Medtner Piano

Medtner for Ben

This is the first appearance of Nikolai Medtner (b 1880 – d1951) on this site.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikolai_Medtner

My cyber friend and spiritual comrade Ben, in California, urged me to investigate his music. Since he was admired by Rachmaninoff (and actually collaborated with him) I was motivated to find and listen to more (I had only one piece by him in my library) After listening to a number of pieces I’ll stick with his buddy Rachmaninoff, when I want that Russian melancholy, wistful and nostalgic stuff! They do sound very close in the overall mood they generate.

Forgotten Melodies op38 (1) Sonata-Reminiscenza- Allegretto tranquillo


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