Romantic Sketches for the Young : Work information


This work

Work name
Romantic Sketches for the Young
Work number
Op. 54
Key
n/a
Genre
A
Composed
1932-01-01 02:00:00

This recording

Label
CRD
Producer
Jeremy Hayes
Engineer
Bob Auger
Recording date
1988-08-03 00:00:00

The Composers

Nicolas [Nicolay Karlovich] Medtner [Metner]

Medtner was a Russian composer and pianist. He was born in Moscow in 1880 and studied at the conservatoire there, but left Russia in 1921. He lived in Germany and France and toured as a concert pianist, making his debut in America in 1924 with the Philadelphia Orchestra. He wrote a great deal of piano music (including three concertos) which owed a great deal to German romanticism. He wrote a book in 1935 opposing modern innovations and affirming his faith in tonality. He also settled in England, where he lived until his death in 1951.

Track listing

  • Book One: Hymn 2:13 min
  • Bird's Tale 2:39 min
  • Book Two: Hymn 3:40 min
  • The Beggar 3:42 min