Geoffrey Tozer in Concert: Hobart 1991 / Geoffrey Tozer
The music of Nicolai Medtner has suffered the fate of Sleeping Beauty, protected by its formidably thorny difficulty and almost total absence of available scores. It dates from the heroic age of pianism in Imperial Russia when pianists were expected to, and could, play such compositions with splendour and ease. Medtner was not only a superb pianist but was considered by Rachmaninov to be his superior as a composer. His music, unfamiliar and dense at first, has an uncanny ability to haunt the memory. Gramophone records by the composer himself have kept his music alive, just.
Duration: 80 min.
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