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Medtner: Three Piano Concertos, etc / Stupel, Madge, et al

Album Summary

>Medtner, Nikolai : Concerto for Piano no 1 in C minor, Op. 33
>Medtner, Nikolai : Sonata for Piano in G minor, Op. 22
>Medtner, Nikolai : Forgotten Melodies (8) for Piano, Op. 38
>Medtner, Nikolai : Forgotten Melodies (5) for Piano, Op. 39
>Medtner, Nikolai : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 50
>Medtner, Nikolai : Concerto for Piano no 3 in E minor ("Ballade"), Op. 60
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Reviews

Respectable, but there are better choices
Some people may be persuaded to buy this set based on its fillers and long playing-time. In truth it is not a bad set, and would be adequate if not for the competition. Mr. Madge has a dry touch, which is inimical to Medtner's style. This music needs grandeur and atmosphere, not x-ray clarity. This pianist makes the music sound clinical and sterile. The orchestra accompanies dutifully, and does not sound convinced that this music matters. The piano sounds unnaturally close. I prefer Tozer or even Sherbakov in this music. I have not heard Demidenko.
Submitted on 03/10/09 by Steve W. 
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Works Details

>Medtner, Nikolai : Concerto for Piano no 1 in C minor, Op. 33
  • Performer: Geoffrey Madge (Piano)
  • Conductor: Ilya Stupel
  • Ensemble: Artur Rubinstein State Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 37 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1914-1918

>Medtner, Nikolai : Sonata for Piano in G minor, Op. 22
  • Performer: Geoffrey Madge (Piano)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1909-1910

>Medtner, Nikolai : Forgotten Melodies (8) for Piano, Op. 38
  • Performer: Geoffrey Madge (Piano)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: ?1919-22

>Medtner, Nikolai : Forgotten Melodies (5) for Piano, Op. 39
  • Performer: Geoffrey Madge (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: ?1919-20

>Medtner, Nikolai : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 50
  • Performer: Geoffrey Madge (Piano)
  • Conductor: Ilya Stupel
  • Ensemble: Artur Rubinstein State Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 40 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: circa 1920-1927

>Medtner, Nikolai : Concerto for Piano no 3 in E minor ("Ballade"), Op. 60
  • Performer: Geoffrey Madge (Piano)
  • Conductor: Ilya Stupel
  • Ensemble: Artur Rubinstein State Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 35 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: circa 1940-1943