Medtner: Complete Works for Violin and Piano

COMPOSERS: Medtner
LABELS: CRD
WORKS: Complete Works for Violin and Piano
PERFORMER: Manoug Parikian (violin)Hamish Milne (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: 34934 DDD
Medtner is best known for his piano music, and he also wrote about a hundred songs. This set contains all but two of his chamber works, and the sonatas are epic in scale, the second and third of them impressively justifying their ‘symphonic’ length of more than forty minutes. The smaller pieces have an attractive salon style, for Parikian and Milne are sympathetic artists in this repertoire; they made the recordings for broadcasts in the mid-Eighties. Terry Barfoot

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