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Sonaten-Triade, Op 11
composer
1906

Recordings
'Medtner: The Complete Piano Sonatas' (CDA67221/4)
Medtner: The Complete Piano Sonatas
Buy by post £30.00 CDA67221/4  4CDs for the price of 3  
'Medtner: Demidenko plays Medtner' (CDH55315)
Medtner: Demidenko plays Medtner
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55315  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
Details
No 1: Sonata in A flat major
Track 7 on CDA67221/4 CD1 [9'46] 4CDs for the price of 3
No 2: Sonata in D minor 'Sonata-Elegy'
Track 3 on CDH55315 [7'22] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 8 on CDA67221/4 CD1 [7'09] 4CDs for the price of 3
No 3: Sonata in C major
Track 9 on CDA67221/4 CD1 [7'52] 4CDs for the price of 3

Sonaten-Triade, Op 11
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This group of three one-movement sonatas was dedicated to the memory of Andrey Bratenshi, the composer’s brother-in-law who committed suicide in 1906, though they were not written as a response to this event but were already nearing completion at the time. Published separately, they were not intended necessarily to be played as a set, nor did the composer himself ever do so. Although the Sonata in D minor bears the subtitle ‘Elegy’, and its lovely principal theme—like that of the third sonata—is consolatory in character, the overall mood of these works is sunny, as is emphasized by the vitality and optimism of all three codas. These sonatas mark an advance on their predecessor not only by the affecting lyricism of their themes, but also, as was foreshadowed in the second of the Op 8 Márchen, by their more concentrated and intricate musical thought.

from notes by Barrie Martyn © 1998

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Details for CDH55315 track 3
Sonata in D minor 'Sonata-Elegy'
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-93-63603
Duration
7'22
Recording date
4 September 1992
Recording venue
Snape Maltings, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Ates Orga
Recording engineer
Philip Hobbs
Hyperion usage
  1. Medtner: Demidenko plays Medtner (CDA66636)
    Disc 1 Track 3
    Release date: May 1993
    Deletion date: December 2006
    Superseded by CDH55315
  2. Medtner: Demidenko plays Medtner (CDH55315)
    Disc 1 Track 3
    Release date: February 2009
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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