Complete Fairy Tales for Solo Piano composed by Nikolai Karlovich Medtner (1880-1951). For Piano. Piano Collection. Dover Edition. Masterwork. SMP Level 10 (Advanced). Book. Published by Dover Publications (AP.6-416836).
ISBN 9780486416830. 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.
About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Very advanced level, very difficult note reading, frequent time signature changes, virtuosic level technical facility needed.