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Skazki, Op 14
composer

Recordings
'Medtner: Skazki' (CDA67491/2)
Medtner: Skazki
Details
No 1: Ophelia's Song: Andantino con moto
Track 6 on CDA67491/2 CD1 [3'29] 2CDs Archive Service
No 2: March of the Paladin: Allegro marciale
Track 7 on CDA67491/2 CD1 [4'08] 2CDs Archive Service

Skazki, Op 14
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The Op 14 pair opens with a Shakespearean tale (Ophelia’s Song). Its Dorian modality lends an air of antiquity; nevertheless it is a Russian Ophelia who sings here. It was originally conceived as a violin piece for Alexander Medtner, the composer’s brother, but its consistently pure three- and four-part harmony suggests a string quartet (for which sketches also exist). Which of the songs and fragments of ill-fated Ophelia was the source of this tale is not specified. Op 14 No 2 (March of the Paladin) is a rhythmical and contrapuntal tour de force, fizzing with all manner of canons and thematic combinations: one of Medtner’s forays (probably Pushkin-inspired) into the realm of medieval chivalry.

from notes by Hamish Milne © 2007

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Details for CDA67491/2 disc 1 track 6
Ophelia's Song: Andantino con moto
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-07-49106
Duration
3'29
Recording date
21 October 2006
Recording venue
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Jeremy Hayes
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. Medtner: Skazki (CDA67491/2)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: April 2007
    Deletion date: September 2012
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