NIKOLAI MEDTNER (1880-1951): 8 Stimmungsbilder, Op. 1, 3 Improvisations, Op. 2, 4 Morceaux, Op. 4, 3 Arabesken, Op. 7, 3 Dithyramben, Op. 10, 3 Novellen, Op. 17, 4 lyrische Fragmente, Op. 23, Étude in C Minor, 3 Morceaux, Op. 31, 3 Hymnen an die Arbeit, Op. 49, Theme and Variations in C Sharp Minor, Op. 55, 2 Elegien, Op. 59.
Catalogue Number: 03N063
Reference: CDA 67851/2
Description: Much of Medtner's œuvre remains under-represented on disc except, possibly, for the sonatas. Milne has been a champion of the composer since the late 70s when he began the seven-disc cycle for CRD which was recently licensed and issued as a box-set by Brilliant Classics. Now, he fills in many of the gaps in that series with this generous (157:31) new set which covers the period from 1903 to 1940, from the youthful experimentation of the Stimmungsbilder to the bleak and anguished Elegies. 2 CDs. Hamish Milne (piano).