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Janis Medins: 24 Dainas (Preludes) / Jonathan Powell, piano

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> Daina No. 1 - Daina No. 1
> Daina No. 2 - Daina No. 2
> Daina No. 3 - Daina No. 3
> Daina No. 4 - Daina No. 4
> Daina No. 5 - Daina No. 5
> Daina No. 6 - Daina No. 6
> Daina No. 7 - Daina No. 7
> Daina No. 8 - Daina No. 8
> Daina No. 9 - Daina No. 9
> Daina No. 10 - Daina No. 10
> Daina No. 11 - Daina No. 11
> Daina No. 12 - Daina No. 12
> Daina No. 13 - Daina No. 13
> Daina No. 14 - Daina No. 14
> Daina No. 15 - Daina No. 15
> Daina No. 16 - Daina No. 16
> Daina No. 17 - Daina No. 17
> Daina No. 18 - Daina No. 18
> Daina No. 19 - Daina No. 19
> Daina No. 20 - Daina No. 20
> Daina No. 21 - Daina No. 21
> Daina No. 22 - Daina No. 22
> Daina No. 23 - Daina No. 23
> Danis No. 24 - Danis No. 24

Album Summary

>Medins, Janis : Dainas (24), for piano (Preludes)
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Notes & Reviews:

Medin (1890 - 1966) was one of the pioneers of Latvian music. His was a conductor, teacher, and wrote the first Latvian opera. The 24 Dainas were written over a period of 4 decades, and show influence of Rachmaninov, Grieg, and Scriabin. This is the first complete recording on CD.

American Record Guide, May/June 2013
Medins has a fine ear for tonal harmony heavily colored by chromatic voice leading, and the works, like No. 17, usually balance virtuosic brilliance and full-voiced, quasiorchestral textures. Powell, who is a composer as well as a pianist himself, furnishes a careful but highly expressive reading.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Durham University Music School (08/11/2008-08/12/2008).



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>Medins, Janis : Dainas (24), for piano (Preludes)
  • Performer: Jonathan Powell (Piano)
  • Notes: Durham University Music School (08/11/2008-08/12/2008)
  • Running Time: 67 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern