Medtner, 1905 Nikolai Karlovich Medtner

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Nikolai Karlovich Medtner This website is an information resource for those interested in the Russian composer Nicolas Medtner (1880-1951).

The catalogue of works contains the following:

  • Composition and publication dates
  • Currently available editions
  • Discography, including LPs and 78s
  • For some works, variorum of editions
Publications include pdf scans of:
  • the English translation of The Muse and the Fashion
  • Drinker's English texts for the Songs of Nicholas Medtner
  • Richard Holt's booklets for the Medtner Society recordings
Downloads include:
  • Recordings by Medtner in 1946-50
  • 1950s recordings by Ginsburg, Flier, Petri, Sofronitsky, Oistrakh, Dolukhanova, Kazantseva, Shaposhnikov and Rozhdestvenskaya
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Second London International Medtner Festival

London 26–27 November 2017
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Updated 18 Nov 2017

  • Nov 18: UK events and note on CD dealers (link in Works) updated; two previously unpublished photographs from the Lawrance Collingwood estate added to Publications
  • Nov 8: New Op 38 no 6 added to discography
  • Nov 4: Updated link to Medtner Festival
  • Oct 31: Previously overlooked new recording of Op 47 added to discography
  • Oct 29: Recent releases updated
  • Oct 19: Forthcoming recordings updated
  • Oct 2: Added transcription of Op 39 no 4 for flute and piano
  • Sept 22: Recent releases updated
  • Sept 21: UK events updated
  • Sept 18: Discography updated (thanks to Miguel Montfort); broken links fixed
  • Sept 1: Minor discography update
  • Aug 7: UK events and recent releases updated
  • June 25: UK events updated
  • June 10: Dissertations updated
  • June 1: International events, Recent releases and discography updated
  • May 17: UK and International events updated
  • Apr 17: Recent releases updated
  • Mar 18: Discography and recent released updated
  • Mar 12: Recent releases updated
  • Mar 3: UK events updated
  • Feb 28: UK events updated
  • Feb 9: UK events updated, dissertation added
  • Jan 26: Forthcoming recordings updated
  • Jan 16: International events updated
  • Jan 11: Two articles in Publications; Boris Shatskes transciptions of Opp 36/3, 37/1 & 52/6 added to Works

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