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Like Sergei Rachmaninov and Alexander Scriabin, Nikolai Medtner was one of the last great composer / pianists of the Romantic period and, like his Russian peers, he found the piano to be the center of his creative focus and compositional output. His music shows a broad understanding of the piano's capabilities as a most communicative instrument. This disc is strongly recommended as an excellent introduction to Medtner's piano music.
Nikolai Medtner (1880-1951)
Second Improvisation Op. 47 (in the form of Variations)
Sonate-Idylle in G major Op. 56
Vergessene Weisen (Forgotten Melodies) Op. 39
Earl Wild, piano
(Recorded February, 1988 at Fernleaf Abbey in Columbus, Ohio)
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