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Vier Lyrische Fragmente, Op 23
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'Medtner: Arabesques, Dithyrambs, Elegies & other short piano works' (CDA67851/2)
Medtner: Arabesques, Dithyrambs, Elegies & other short piano works
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No 1: Allegro commodamente
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No 2: Andantino gracile
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No 3: Tempo di Valse
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No 4: Andantino tenebroso
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Vier Lyrische Fragmente, Op 23
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The Four Lyrical Fragments Op 23 reveal yet again the sheer variety of Medtner’s invention. All are in minor keys but each occupies its own unique expressive world. Particularly treasurable are the second piece, a bittersweet romance of exquisite delicacy, and the brooding fourth which has so much in common with Medtner’s Pushkin setting Remembrance, Op 32 No 2, that it is easy to conclude that it represents a similar sleepless night of self-recrimination.

from notes by Hamish Milne © 2012

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