Violin Sonata No.3, Op.57 (Medtner, Nikolay)

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. London: Novello & Co., n.d.(1940?). Plate 16790.
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Misc. Notes From a copy belonging to Baylor University Library. Medtner.org.uk gives "1939 or 1940" as publication date. Source for (beginning of) 1940 is Martyn, "Nicolas Medtner: His Life and Music", p.229.
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Editor Aleksandr Goldenweiser (1875–1961)
Publisher. Info. N. Metner: Sobranie Sochinenii, Tom VII: Sochineniia dlia skripki i fortepiano
Moscow: Muzgiz, 1961. Plate 29133.
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General Information

Work Title Violin Sonata No.3
Alternative. Title Violin Sonata in E minor 'Epica'
Composer Medtner, Nikolay
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.57
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. INM 69
Key E minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
I. Introduzione: Andante meditamente - Allegro (E minor)
II. Scherzo: Allegro molto vivace e leggiero (A minor)
III. Andante con moto (F minor)
IV. Finale: Allegro molto (E minor)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1935-38
First Performance. 1939 February 10
  • Arthur Catterall, violin, and the composer, in London (Aeolian Hall)
First Publication. 1939 or 1940 - Novello
Copyright Information Most likely public domain in the USA, despite publication date.

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Dedication In memory of [his eldest brother, Emil]
Average DurationAvg. Duration 45 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Violin, Piano
External Links Medtner catalogue
Hyperion Records

Misc. Comments

Dedication: His older brother Emil Karlovich Medtner died in 1936.

Begun in 1935, set aside, mostly composed during 1938 according to Martyn (Barrie), "Nicolas Medtner: His Life and Music", p.226 (p.121-2 of the earlier edition also available @ Google). First performance - April or so 1939?

Per Hyperion program notes, introduction (which reappears in the 3rd movement) was first considered by the composer as early as 1898.