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