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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Updated 21 November 2020

  • Nov 19-21: Minor updates, mainly to discography. Broken links fixed. Almost all LPs now have scanned record covers or labels. Kozlovsky recordings sorted.
  • Nov 5: Recent releases and discography updated
  • Aug 23: Recent releases updated
  • Aug 13: International events, Recent releases and Past events updated
  • June 27: UK events updated
  • May 23: Recent releases updated
  • Apr 26: Forthcoming Recordings updated with first release of a Complete Medtner Songs project
  • Apr 10: Discography updated. Thanks to Miguel Montfort who once again has uncovered a raft of recordings on labels I've never heard of.
  • Mar 30: Scan of The Muse and the Fashion straightened and OCR'd (thanks to Joseba Berrocal)
  • Feb 22: UK events updated
  • Feb 19: Hamish Milne's death in News; some transfer of content between News, Publications and Links pages
  • Jan 15: International events updated
  • Jan 9: Recent releases and discography updated
  • Jan 8: Dissertations updated

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