Genius Times Three: The Music Of Nicolai Medtner
Russian composer Nicolai Medtner had it all; he was a brilliant pianist who was a musical intellectual, and while he could have made a comfortable living playing the classics, he was devoted to his composition.
On The Piano this Sunday, three aspects of Medtner.
I first present the lyrical genius of the composer, then his love of structure and complexity with his theme and variations, and the program concludes with his grand expression of lyricism in the Ballade Concerto in e minor.
Hear three sides to an amazing musical intellect this Sunday at 5 p.m. on The Piano on KPAC and KXTI.