On this day,
January 5, 1880
Russian composer and pianist
Nikolai Karlovich Medtner
in Moscow, Russia.
Nikolai Medtner was a younger contemporary of Sergei Rachmaninoff and Alexander Scriabin. He wrote a substantial number of compositions, all of which include the piano. His works include fourteen piano sonatas, three violin sonatas, three piano concerti, a piano quintet, two works for two pianos, many shorter piano pieces, a few shorter works for violin and piano, and 108 songs including two substantial works for vocalise. His 38 Skazki (generally known as “Fairy Tales” in English but more correctly translated as “Tales”) for piano solo contain some of his most original music.
❝Inspiration comes, where thought is saturated in emotion, and emotion is imbued with sense.❞
We listen to
Piano Concerto No. 3 in E, Op.60 “Ballade”
I. Con moto largamente-Allegretto con moto
Geoffrey Tozer, piano
London Symphony Orchestra
December clouds, looking towards mt. Parnitha
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Fabulous, Marina! I totally enjoyed this. I listened while I was working.
Ah, so nice to hear that! I hope that work was of creative nature!!
…and many many hugs!!!!!
Nice… while i feel i know the broader strokes of classical, you’ve taken the time to go into the detail… names i might have heard but cannot really identify… musically speaking. Another ‘course’ for me! 🙂
Oh, I’m so happy you’re enjoying this. It’s a non stop learning process for me too!!! 😉
Listening now while i surf.. 🙂
Perfect accompaniment for the clouds blowing across your sky, and mine 🙂
So glad you enjoyed both! Many hugs riding on those clouds your way from me! 🤗
I really enjoy these posts, Marina! Thank you!
Thank YOU, my dearest Rebecca! Sending many hugs! 🤗😘