International Festival dedicated to Nikolay Medtner (1880-1951)

Medtner Festival 26-27 November 2017

With the support of the Eastern Seasons, Pushkin House, Russian Embassy, GB-Russia Society, Rossotrudnichestvo and City, University of London

Second International Festival dedicated to Nikolay Medtner (1880-1951) takes place in London on Sunday 26th and Monday 27th November 2017

Honorary Patron  Nikolay Lugansky

Artistic Director  Dr Alexander Karpeyev

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

Sunday 26 NOVEMBER

 14:30-16:00 — Conversation and Iain Burnside‘s Medtner masterclass with GSMD students Mandee Madrid-Sikich, Sofia Marafona and Ema Nikolska (soprano)

N. Medtner (1880-1951)*

From 8 Gedichte, Op. 24: Sumerki [Twilight]

5 Gedichte von Tjutschew und Foeth, Op. 37: Bessonnitsa [Sleeplessness]

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17:00-19:00 — Opening concert with Alasdair BeatsonVasily GvozdetskyFrank HuangAlexander Karpeyev (piano), James Boyd (viola), Sofia Fomina (soprano),  John Myerscough (cello) and Beatrice Philips (violin)

N. Medtner*

From 3 Märchen, Op. 9: No. 2 arranged for piano trio by A. Krein  UK PREMIERE

From 2 Märchen, Op. 14: No. 2 in E minor, ‘Rittersug’

From 3 Novellen, Op. 17: Novella, No. 1 in G

Tale in d minor (1915)

From Vergessene Weisen, Op. 39: Canzona Matinata & Sonata-Tragica

From 3 Märchen (Russisches Märchen), Op. 42: No. 1 in F Minor

From 2 Märchen, Op. 48: No. 2, Elfenmärchen in G Minor

From 6 Märchen, Op. 51: No. 5 in F sharp Minor

From Romantische Skizzen für die Jugend, Op. 54:  Vögleins Märchen

Selection of songs

G. Catoire (1861-1926)*

Piano Quartet, Op. 31 (1916)

Pushkin House  5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA. Tickets (£20/£15) are available via Pushkin House web-site

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Monday 27 NOVEMBER

12:30-13:30 — Lunchtime concert with Marcus Andrews, Matthew Chan, Vasily Gvozdetsky, Yuri Paterson-OlenichMaki SekiyaMaya SoltanEvgenia StartsevaDrew SteansonElena Toponogova (piano), Ilona Revolskaya (soprano)  and Elisabeth Turmo (violin)

N. Medtner*

From 8 Stimmungbilder, Op. 1: No. 6 in D flat

From 3 Nachtgesänge, Op. 16: No. 1 in D minor

2 Märchen, Op. 20

From 8 Gedichte, Op. 24: Shopot, robkoye dïkhan’ye [Whisp’ring, Nature faintly stirring] &

Chto tï klonish’ nad vodami [Willow, why for ever bending?]

From 4 Märchen, Op. 26: No. 3 in F minor

Sonata in A minor, Op. 30

From 6 poésies de Pouchkine, Op. 32: Mogu l’ zabït’ ėto sladkoye mgnoven’ye [Waltz]

From 6 Gedichte von A. Puschkin, Op. 36: Noch’ [Night]

From Vergessene Weisen, Op. 38: Danza festiva & Canzona fluviala 

From 6 Märchen, Op. 51: No. 1 in D Minor & No. 3 in F-sharp Minor

Russian Round Dance, Op. 58 No. 1

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15:00-17:00 — Professor Dmitri Alexeev‘s Medtner masterclass with Thomas Ang and Mihai Ritivoiu (piano)

N. Medtner*

From Vergessene Weisen, Op. 39: Sonata-Tragica

From Sonata, Op. 25 No. 2 in E minor: ‘Introduzione — Allegro’

Performance Space, City, University of London  280 St John Street, London, EC1V 4PB. Free entry. Booking via alexander.karpeyev@pushkinhouse.org.uk is recommended

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19:30-21:30 — Closing concert with Alexey VolodinEdith Peña (piano) and members of the London Chamber OrchestraVasko Vassilev, Kathy Shave (violins), Rosemary Warren-Green (viola), Julia Graham (cello). This concert is organised and presented by Eastern Seasons

N. Medtner

From 2 Märchen, Op. 20: No. 1 in B-flat minor 

From 4 Märchen, Op. 34: No. 2 in E minor & ‘Leshchiy’ [Wood Goblin], No. 3

Piano Quintet in C, Op. Posth

I. Stravinsky (1882-1951)

Le sacre du printemps, arr. for two pianos

Merchant Taylors’ Hall  30 Threadneedle Street, London, EC2R 8JB. Tickets (£36/£24/£15) are available via Eastern Seasons web-site

* please note the programme are subject to change

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