Music of Nicolai Medtner
The often-neglected Russian composer Nicolai Medtner (1880 - 1951) is making a come-back! After decades of Bach and Beethoven and Chopin, we feel the need to feed the musical public with a different kind of music that is equally effective and no less satisfying. Medtner's music is intellectually and emotionally profound - partly a reason why he has been neglected, and his compositional technique is truly unique. Audiences will hear an entirely inimitable voice of this late-romantic Russian - quite unlike his friend Sergei Rachmaninoff but at times sharing similar traits. Our repertoire will not be complete without Medtner's music!
Modern day champion of Medtner's music include Marc-André Hamelin, Geoffery Tozer, and Medtner himself. Not to forget a rare recording of Horowitz playing Op. 51 No. 3 and Heifetz's transcription of Op. 20 No. 1.
Programme will include piano, violin and vocal music, featuring first time vocalist Louise Kwong and violinist Sze-Long Wan, along with our two pianist-founders Ernest So and Fuk-Yin Koon.
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