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Medtner: Tale Op. 20 No. 1 in B-flat Minor

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Nikolay Medtner :
Tale, Op. 20 No. 1
Tale Op. 20 No. 1  in B-flat Minor by Medtner piano sheet music
Key: B-flat Minor Year: 1909
Level: 8+ Period: Late Romantic
piano sheet music Piano score: Scanned score (1038 kB)

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xx Medtner op. 20
February 12, 2012, 10:16:55 AM by furtwaengler

EDIT: FLAC and 320 kbps versions of the previously uploaded Liszt and this Medtner can be found here: http://www.mediafire.com/#7nmftkdeabv1v

I love Medtner; I love Medtner; I love Medtner; Oh, I *LOVE* Medtner!

And these two piece are probably his most often performed. Andhow absolutely owns these as I'm sure you have heard either in here, or on youtube. Nevertheless, I must take a breath and share this. (Goodness, I cannot sleep I'm spending time listening to my own recordings...a dangerous night!)

One reason I have to share these at this point is because of the comments I've already made regarding the Yamaha C7 and the Liszt Sonata recording - You must not get the wrong impression: I am convinced sounds so varied and unique have hardly come out of this piano, or many other pianos. This piano is capable of captivating with an endless variety of tones when the moment is right. I owe this particular evenness (incredible evenness) to a student named Garen and his father. Garen is a trombone player and really and excellent musician, and the live performance you hear of Medtner's two pieces is from his Senior recital, November 12, 2011, in which in addition to collaborative duties I was giving his chops a break. I completely bombed the run through at the dress rehearsal the day before, which made me quite weary of how the performance was going to go. I went upstairs afterwards and hammered away at it, trying desperately to get it in order. Meanwhile, downstairs in the auditorium, Garen and his father were tuning and tweaking the C7. I did not even realize this until I returned downstairs to make recordings for study. At the first note I couldn't believe it...the piano was so smooth and so even that I could not even hear what I was playing. It was a bizarre, otherworldly evenness. For this purpose I must include the "not live" take with the live (In fact...good thing I returned downstairs...this thing need some breaking in!). Have you heard a piano sound like that?

Also, the difference between live and not live performance results always fascinate me in my own performances, and in those of others. It must be the psychology of giving.

Tell me what you think!

Dave (loves Medtner).

xx Medtner - Fairy Tale op.20 no.1
July 06, 2010, 01:20:40 PM by andhow04

hi  everyone i am back with several recordings... this is from a concert a couple of weeks ago.  here is the whole program:

Medtner - two fairy tales, op.20
Quentin Kim - Sonata in g# minor
Franck - Prelude, Chorale n Fugue
Debussy - Masques / D'un cahier d'esquisses / L'isle joyeuse
Bartok - Musiques nocturnes
Messiaen - petites esquisses d'oiseaux

i have posted a couple of those pieces already; here's the first of the medtner fairy tales.  i was improvising a bit before i started.  at some point there will be a video as well, but not till later on


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