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
Giselle Brodsky - Artistic Director & Advisor Toni Adzinikolov - Producer Pablo Valero - Executive Producer Recorded in NYC in 2020
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Ilya Itin, piano
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