NIKOLAI MEDTNER (1880-1951): 6 Poems by Pushkin, Op. 36, 5 Poems by Tyuchev and Fet, Op. 37, 4 Songs, Op. 45, 7 Lieder, Op. 46.
Catalogue Number: 02W058a
Reference: CHAN 20171
Description: Brilliant Classics has been releasing Medtner song CDs recently but they don’t have texts and translations included so we haven’t offered them. But, being from Chandos, this title has all you need to enjoy Medtner’s lyrical gift with inspiration coming from both his German and Russian backgrounds. The earlier songs, Opp. 36 and 37, were written against the backdrop of the Revolution, shortly before he fled Russia. Opp. 45 and 46 (written to Russian and German texts, respectively) were composed in France. Russian (Cyrillic), German-English texts. Sofia Fomina (soprano), Alexander Karpeyev (piano).