Posts Tagged ‘Medtner’

Trifonov’s Rach 3 Cocktail

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

By ANDREW POWELL Published: December 30, 2015 MUNICH — The first-movement cadenza exploded out of its context in Daniil Trifonov’s novel reading here Dec. 14 of Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto. This meant, among other compromises, a slight suppression of everything that preceded it, including, crucially, the development section. Trifonov understated the folksy first subject and […]

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Liederabend with Hvorostovsky

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

By ANDREW POWELL Published: July 9, 2013 MUNICH — For years now Dmitri Hvorostovsky has been including in his recitals the same handfuls of songs by Sergei Taneyev and Nikolai Medtner. Colorful, intimately dramatic, and flattering to the baritone’s voice, they do not comprise cycles or alas make satisfying groupings — Hvorostovsky has shown more […]

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