Forgotten Melodies, Second Cycle, Op 39

Date: 1918-20
For: Piano
Published by: Zimmermann 1923
Availability: Zimmermann (1923, sep); Moscow: Muzyka (1959/2000); Zimmermann (2005, ed. Flamm); Dover (nos. 4 & 5, 1959/1998)


Malinina 1976/7 LP #1,2 Melodiya C10-26001/2 #3-5 Melodiya C10-26003/4
Wild 1988 CD Chesky AD001, Ivory Classics 75003
Milne 1998 CD CRD (vol.6) CRD3509
Tozer 1998 CD Chandos (vol.6) CHAN9692, CHAN9723 4cds
Hamelin 1998 CD Hyperion CDA67221/4, CDA67578
Mejoueva 1999 CD Denon (vol.2) COCO-70811, COCQ-83385
Bekhterev 1999 CD Phoenix USA PHCD99507
Ossipova 2001 CD Arte Nova ANO931210
Filonova 2004 CD Ar Re-Se AR20059
Derzhavina 2008 CD Phoenix Edition 156, Crystal Classics N67080, #3,5 N67012 3CDs, download Menuetto 4803309097
Huang 2016 CD Centaur CRC3852
Smith 2018 CD Blue Griffin
Ometto 2020-21 CD Piano Classics PCL10223, PCL10281 10cds
Ang 2023 download Bandcamp (vol.III)

no. 1
Vlaeva 2007 CD Music & Arts MACD1224

nos. 1, 2
D Graham 1978 LP Musical Heritage Society MHS3976

nos. 1, 3
Milne 1977 LP CRD1038/9 CD Brilliant Classics 9195 7cds, 8851 7cds, CRD (vol.1) CRD3338

nos. 2, 3
Malinina c.1955 78 Melodiya 029558/9

no. 3
Grinberg 1948 CD Denon COCQ-83980, COCO-80471 - nla, Scribendum SC814 34CDs
Mejoueva 1998 CD Denon (vol.1) COCO-70756, COCQ-83112 - nla
Hamelin 1998/Husum* CD Danacord DACOCD519
Hamelin 2000/Minnesota* CD Westmark 107144 (Frederic Chopin Society, Minnesota)
Naito 2007 CD T-Toc Records XQDN-1011

nos. 3–5
Medtner 1947 78 #4,5 HMV DB6905/6 LP #5 Melodiya M10-41169 CD Appian (vol.3) APR5548, #4,5 St-Laurent YSL 78-004, Melodiya MELCD 10-02200

Kawakami 2000 CD Momonga MRCP-1001
Mejoueva 2013/Uozo* CD Wakabayashi WAKA-4175/6

no. 4  Canzona matinata
Medtner 1931 CD Appian (vol.1) APR5546, St-Laurent (vol.5) YSL 78-023

nos. 4, 5
Viardo 1990/1 CD Nonesuch 7559-79283-2
Demidenko 1992 CD Helios CDH55315, Hyperion CDA66636 - nla
Zilberstein 1992 CD DG 437 805-2GH - nla
Glover 2000 CD own label - nla
Mejoueva 2002/Niigata* CD Wakabayashi WKLC7003/4 2cds
Eckardstein 2007 CD MDG 604 1465-2
Zassimova 2009 CD Bella Musica/Antes Edition BM31.9249
Sudbin 2009-2014 CD BIS-SACD-1848

no. 5  Sonata tragica
Ponti 1974 LP Vox/Candide CE31092
Clegg 1977 LP Alpha DB244 CD Paradisum PDS-CD17
Ponti 1988/Newport* CD Newport Classic 60088-2 - nla
Fellegi 1990 CD Marco Polo 8223372
Madge 1991 CD BIS BISCD1258, Danacord DACOCD402 - nla
Hanselmann 1993 CD Prezioso (vol.1) CD800.014
Drost 2000 CD Cavalli CCD123
Corio 2001 CD Matteo Corio/CD Baby
Eckardstein 2007/Miami* DVD VAI 4441
Shaikin 2009/Moscow* CD Moscow Conservatory SMC CD 0119-122 4cds
Gulyak c.2013 CD Champs Hill CHRCD064
Beus 2013/Oklahoma* CD Centaur CRC 3388
Noack 2014 CD Artalinna ATL-A014
Quinteros c.2016 download Leaf Music LM214
Chaimovich c.2017?* download Halidon Classical
Dzubenko 2018 CD Russian Compact Disc RCD30103
Sukharevich c.2019 CD ClassicaDalVivo CDL/0619
Feng 2022 download Decca 4857514

Transcription of Op 39 no 4 for flute and piano
by Boris Bekhterev, published 2013 by P. Jurgenson, Moscow
Transcription of Op 39 no 4 for violin and piano
by Kenny Broberg


Ioudenitch/Broberg 2022 CD Warner Classics 5419737407

Medtner gave instructions that no.4 Canzona matinata and no.5 Sonata tragica are to be performed as a pair.

There are many additional markings in the 1959 edition of nos. 3-5, which Medtner probably played regularly as he recorded them in 1947. Generally the markings add additional detail, but in a couple of places the dynamic scheme is changed, e.g. the original edition of the Sonata tragica has a crescendo through the 3rd and 4th bars from the end of the exposition that is absent in the 1959 edition; there is another change in the coda. On the whole, the changes are of less consequence than those in some of the earlier works. Flamm's new Zimmermann edition indicates all textual variations.