Medtner: Complete Works for Violin and Piano, Vol. 1
Laurence Kayaleh & Paul Stewart
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||Violin Sonata No. 3 in E Minor, Op. 57, "Epica": I. Introduzione: Andante Meditamente -||Laurence Kayaleh & Paul Stewart||3:01||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Violin Sonata No. 3 in E Minor, Op. 57, "Epica": I. Allegro||Laurence Kayaleh & Paul Stewart||13:50||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Violin Sonata No. 3 in E Minor, Op. 57, "Epica": II. Scherzo: Allegro molto Vivace e Laggiero||Laurence Kayaleh & Paul Stewart||7:10||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Violin Sonata No. 3 in E Minor, Op. 57, "Epica": III. Andante con Moto||Laurence Kayaleh & Paul Stewart||9:23||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Violin Sonata No. 3 in E Minor, Op. 57, "Epica": IV. Finale: Allegro Molto||Laurence Kayaleh & Paul Stewart||13:12||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||3 Nocturnes, Op. 16: Nocturne No. 1 in D Minor||Laurence Kayaleh & Paul Stewart||4:50||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||3 Nocturnes, Op. 16: Nocturne No. 2 in G Minor||Laurence Kayaleh & Paul Stewart||4:46||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||3 Nocturnes, Op. 16: Nocturne No. 3 in C Minor||Laurence Kayaleh & Paul Stewart||4:16||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||2 Fairy Tales, Op. 20: No. 1 in B-Flat Minor (Arr. J. Heifetz for Violin and Piano)||Laurence Kayaleh & Paul Stewart||3:13||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Unique, pleasing, overlooked... Medtner
One of the things I like about Medtner's works is that, though he doesn't do anything Schoenberg-crazy, he definitely brings some unique and interesting sounds to the romantic repertoire. In other words, while he reminds the listener vaguely of Rachmaninoff (they did learn together after all), he is entirely his own composer. The performances on this disk do not disappoint and the price is great for someone looking for new, interesting music. Get it.
Though I'm biased - I was a student of her father - I think Kayaleh has one of the most exceptional sounds I've ever heard. The richness and emotion contained in her playing is unique, and she's willing to record less commercial works that many have never heard. Bravo!