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
  • Historic recordings by Ginsburg, Flier, Brumberg, Nikolaeva, Petri, Oistrakh, Dolukhanova, Kazantseva, Shaposhnikov, Yureneva, and Rozhdestvenskaya
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Updated 7 December 2021

  • Dec 7: Publications updated with addition of the new Bitzan/Flamm book
  • Nov 12: Recent releases updated
  • Nov 11: Gerald Kingsley talks about his time with Medtner in London. See Links
  • Oct 28: International events and Dissertations updated
  • Oct 12: UK events updated
  • Sep 12: British TV programme features Medtner including filming at Wooton Wawen. See under Other News on News page. Recent releases updated.
  • Aug 19: Michael Jones's BMS article added to Publications (pdf)
  • Aug 15: UK events and recent recordings updated
  • June 2: Shatskes solo piano recordings added to Downloads
  • May 31: UK events and discography updated
  • May 29: Brumberg sonata-ballade and Yureneva/Saltykova songs added to Downloads
  • Apr 8: Recent releases updated
  • Apr 5: Discography updated: Op 37 no 2 identified on Sirtonina LP, erroneously ascribed to Taneyev by Melodiya
  • Mar 17: all pdf scans in Publications now searchable
  • Mar 13: Discography updated
  • Feb 3: News updated
  • Jan 30: UK/online events updated
  • Jan 26: Recent releases updated
  • Jan 16: Recent releases and discography updated
  • Jan 6: Recent releases updated; new crowdfunded CD in News

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