Violin Sonata No. 2 : Work information

Composers
Nicolas [Nicolay Karlovich] Medtner [Metner] ( Music, Images,)
Performed by
Geoffrey Tozer (Piano), Lydia Mordkovitch (Violin)

This work

Work name
Violin Sonata No. 2
Work number
Op. 44
Key
G
Genre
A
Composed
1925-01-01 02:01:00

This recording

Label
Chandos
Producer
Tim Handley
Engineer
Ben Connellan
Recording date
1993-07-23 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

  • Introduzione: Maestoso (poco quasi cadenza) 2:30 min
  • Allegro ma non troppo ma appassionata - Coda. Maestoso 13:30 min
  • Cadenza 1:14 min
  • Tema con variazioni: Andante con moto 1:30 min
  • Var 1: Tranquillo cantabile, ma con moto 1:38 min
  • Var 2: L\'istesso tempo, ma poco piu tranquillo 1:58 min
  • Var. 3: Allegretto tranquillo, grazioso 1:20 min
  • Var. 4: Allegro molto ritmico 0:58 min
  • Var. 5: Allegro molto 0:40 min
  • Var. 6: Allegro risoluto 1:24 min
  • Cadenza 1:08 min
  • Finale (Rondo): Allegro risoluto 11:32 min