Nikolai Medtner (1880-1951)

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) will take place in London on Sunday 26th and Monday 27th November 2017. 

Honorary Patron  of the 2nd International Medtner Festival is Nikolay Lugansky  and the Artistic Director  is Dr Alexander Karpeyev


Sunday 26 NOVEMBER

          N. Medtner (1880-1951)*

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

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

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



Monday 27 NOVEMBER

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


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 is recommended

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