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Ilya Itin performs N. Medtner's Forgotten Melodies

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Background

Russian pianist Ilya Itin performs a selection of Aleksandr Medtner's Forgotten Melodies in this MIPFA exclusive production, recorded in 2020 at NYC.

DIRECT MUSICAL REFERENCES ASSOCIATED WITH MEDTNER FORGOTTEN MELODIES:

Sometimes when searching for the right feeling, timing, sounds in a musical gesture, I have discovered specific repertoire associations that can make the musical material suddenly click.  I find that in these examples below, the connection in my mind allowed me to feel greater physical comfort as well as more precision in the sound I was seeking in specific passages in this repertoire. I share them here as another possible pathway for your own discoveries of any piece of music, and not because they are prescriptive in any way. 

Danza Festiva: (Medtner)   FM - Schumann Concerto: movement  III.  

Ilya Itin: “When I told myself: ‘No, I am playing Schumann concerto. Now it works physically and the timing…..’   

Danza Graziosa  (Medtner) - Grieg Norwegian Dance, No.2. H264  

Canzona Fluviala  (Medtner, #4) - Dvorak:  Slavonic Dance No. 10       

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Concert program

NIKOLAY MEDTNER

Forgotten Melodies

  1. Sonata Reminiscenza (Соната-воспоминание)

  2. Danza Graziosa (Грациозный танец)

  3. Danza Festiva (Праздничный танец)

  4. Canzona Fluviala (Песнь на реке)

  5. Danza Rustica (Сельский танец)

  6. Canzona Serenata (Вечерния песня)

  7. Danza silvestra (Лесной танец)

  8. Alla Reminiscenza (Как бы воспоминание)

64:00 min
2021

Ilya Itin talks about Medtner's music and its personal significance

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