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Donald Macleod follows the composer-pianists to the New World, where Rachmaninov proves to be an invaluable source of help for the less worldly-wise Medtner. Plus, a testimony to the friendship of the two musicians in the shape of a concerto dedicated by Rachmaninov to his compatriot.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Nikolai Karlovich Medtner

    Danza Jubilosa

    Nikolai Medtner (Piano Roll)

    • Private recording.
  • Nikolai Karlovich Medtner

    Forgotten Melodies Op.38 - Danza Silvestra

    Marc-André Hamelin (piano)

    • HYPERION CDA67578.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Russian Song Op.41/3

    Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia, Phildelphia Orchestra, Charles Dutoit (conductor)

    • DECCA 4403552.
  • Nikolai Karlovich Medtner

    Canzona no.2 for violin and piano

    Alexander Shirinsky (violin), Dmitri Galynin (piano)

    • MK MK417109AB.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Piano Concerto no.4

    Alexei Lubimov (piano), Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor)

    • APEX 0927 43073 2.
  • Nikolai Karlovich Medtner

    Hymn in Praise of Toil no.3

    Hamish Milne (piano)

    • HYPERION CDA67851/2.

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