Piano - SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Composed by Nikolai Karlovich Medtner (1880-1951). Masterworks; Piano Collection. Dover Edition. 20th Century; Masterwork. Book. Published by Dover Publications (AP.6-416836).
Item Number: AP.6-416836
ISBN 0486416836. 20th Century; Masterwork.
This collection contains complex, surprising pieces by Nikolai Medtner, a brilliant, underrated Russian 20th-century Romantic whose music, though similar to that of his friend Rachmaninoff, is more cerebral and harmonically adventurous. These 34 fairy tales for piano highlight the composer's gift for musical storytelling, with their intense polyrhythms, intricate textures, and complex harmonic development.