The Piano Art of Vladimir Nielsen: Schumann, Nielsen, Mendelssohn, Medtner

Audio Samples

>Schumann, Robert : Waldszenen (Forest Scenes), for piano, Op. 82
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Songs without words, vol 6, Op. 67
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song Without Words for piano no 33 in B flat major, Op. 67/3
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song Without Words for piano no 43 in E minor, Op. 102/1
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song Without Words for piano no 38 in A minor, Op. 85/2
>Medtner, Nikolai : Fairy Tale, Op. 34
>     no 2 in E minor
>Medtner, Nikolai : Fairy Tale, Op. 20
>     no 1 in B flat minor
>Ravel, Maurice : Gaspard de la nuit

Album Summary

>Schumann, Robert : Waldszenen (Forest Scenes), for piano, Op. 82
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Songs without words, vol 6, Op. 67
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song Without Words for piano no 33 in B flat major, Op. 67/3
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song Without Words for piano no 43 in E minor, Op. 102/1
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song Without Words for piano no 38 in A minor, Op. 85/2
>Medtner, Nikolai : Fairy Tale, Op. 34
>Medtner, Nikolai : Fairy Tale, Op. 20
>Ravel, Maurice : Gaspard de la nuit
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Taken from archive recordings of the Kiev and Leningrad Radio made between 1955 and 1960, this disc offers the opportunity to experience the art of an amazing pianist. It is said that a unique atmosphere of improvisation, of direct creation of music was generated at his concerts, where long-known pieces suddenly sounded with their initial freshness.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: 1955-1960.



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Works Details

>Schumann, Robert : Waldszenen (Forest Scenes), for piano, Op. 82
  • Performer: Vladimir Nielsen (Piano)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1848-1849

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Songs without words, vol 6, Op. 67
  • Performer: Vladimir Nielsen (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 01/05/1844

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song Without Words for piano no 33 in B flat major, Op. 67/3
  • Performer: Vladimir Nielsen (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: circa 11/23/1844

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song Without Words for piano no 43 in E minor, Op. 102/1
  • Performer: Vladimir Nielsen (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 06/01/1842

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song Without Words for piano no 38 in A minor, Op. 85/2
  • Performer: Vladimir Nielsen (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 06/09/1834

>Medtner, Nikolai : Fairy Tale, Op. 34 :: no 2 in E minor
  • Performer: Vladimir Nielsen (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: ?1916-17

>Medtner, Nikolai : Fairy Tale, Op. 20 :: no 1 in B flat minor
  • Performer: Vladimir Nielsen (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1909

>Ravel, Maurice : Gaspard de la nuit
  • Performer: Vladimir Nielsen (Piano)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1908