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Of the 14 piano sonatas composed by the Russian composer Nikolai Medtner (1880-1951), Canadian pianist Benjamin Bertin has selected the last three sonatas for his ATMA Classique debut album. These sonatas represent a contrasting and fascinating portrait of the mature composer at the peak of his powers. In terms of ingenuity of form, diversity of mood and character, and overall mastery of craft, these final works are akin to those of Beethoven, who inspired Medtner throughout his life.
Of the 14 piano sonatas composed by the Russian composer Nikolai Medtner (1880-1951), Canadian pianist Benjamin Bertin has selected the last three sonatas for his ATMA Classique debut album. These sonatas represent a contrasting and fascinating portrait of the mature composer at the peak of his powers. In terms of ingenuity of form, diversity of mood and character, and overall mastery of craft, these final works are akin to those of Beethoven, who inspired Medtner throughout his life.
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Nikolaï Medtner: les trois dernières sonates pour piano
Artist: Benjamin Bertin
Format: CD
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1. I. Romanza : Andantino Con Moto, Ma Sempre Espressivo
2. II. Scherzo : Allegro
3. III. Meditazione : Andante Con Moto
4. IV. Finale : Allegro Non Troppo
5. Sonata Minacciosa in F minor, Op. 53, No. 2: I. Allegro Sostenuto Concentrando
6. I. Pastorale : Allegretto Cantabile
7. II. Allegro Moderato E Cantábile
8. When Roses Fade (Trasncription for Piano By Boris Shatskes), Op. 36, No. 3

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Of the 14 piano sonatas composed by the Russian composer Nikolai Medtner (1880-1951), Canadian pianist Benjamin Bertin has selected the last three sonatas for his ATMA Classique debut album. These sonatas represent a contrasting and fascinating portrait of the mature composer at the peak of his powers. In terms of ingenuity of form, diversity of mood and character, and overall mastery of craft, these final works are akin to those of Beethoven, who inspired Medtner throughout his life.
        
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