|Published by:||Jurgenson 1906|
Simrock (1925/1995), from Boosey & Hawkes
D Graham 1978 Musical Heritage Society MHS3976
Milne 1988 Brilliant Classics 9195 7cds, 8851 7cds, CRD (vol.3) CRD3460
Hamelin 1997 Hyperion CDA67221/4
Tozer 2002 Chandos (vol.8) CHAN10266
Milne 2006 Hyperion CDA67491/2
Noack 2014 Artalinna ATL-A014
Medtner 1931 Appian (vol.1) APR5546, St-Laurent (vol.5) YSL 78-023, Melodiya MELCD 10-02200
Shatskes 1958 Melodiya D 10063/4
Pleshakov 1970 Orion ORS7019 Orion LAN0039
Kafarova 2003 Nova Classical 7X4979 Indie Pool
Milne 1989/Husum* Danacord DACOCD349
Vlaeva 2007 Music & Arts MACD1224
Medtner made an unpublished recording of Op 8 no 1 for Columbia in 1930.
The Simrock Edition is based on the 1925 Benjamin Edition, edited by Martin Frey. Whether Frey did any editing is doubtful; his name is more likely to have been added in an attempt to secure copyright in the USA, as with numerous Russian works republished by Édition Russe de Musique in the early 1920s claiming to be edited by F. H. Schneider. The Dover Edition reproduces the 1959 Collected Edition.
These versions differ considerably from the original 1906 edition. It seems Medtner revised the score for the 1925 edition as most of the changes appear in the 1959 edition, which was produced under Anna's guidance with the aid of Medtner's annotated copies. In Op 8 no 1 the differences are mainly confined to additional expressive markings, articulation and pedalling. In Op 8 no 2 there are also changes to the notes, commencing with the opening chords. The later versions are preferable.
Differences between the 1959 and 1925 editions are confined mainly to expressive markings and a few discrepancies in pedalling (in the Simrock Edition the numerous short pedalling marks may be editorial). For Op 8 no 2 the significant differences between the three editions are as follows. In a few places, users of the 1959 edition may prefer the 1925 version.