Piano Concerto No.3, Op.60 (Medtner, Nikolay)

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Editor Vissarion Shebalin (1902–1963)
Publisher. Info. N. Metner: Sobranie Sochinenii, Tom XII: Sochineniia dlia fortepiano i orkestrom
Moscow: Muzgiz, 1963. Plate M. 30683 Г.
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For 2 Pianos

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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Wilhelm Zimmermann, 1951. Plate Z.11803.
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Wilhelm Zimmermann, 1951. Plate Z. 11803.
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General Information

Work Title Piano Concerto No.3
Alternative. Title Piano Concerto No.3 "Ballade"
Composer Medtner, Nikolay
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.60
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. INM 20
Key E minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements (connected)
  1. Con moto largamente --
  2. Interludium: Allegro, molto sostenuto, misterioso --
  3. Finale: Allegro molto, Svegliando, eroico
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1940 or 1941 - 43
First Performance. 1944-2-19
  • Royal Albert Hall, London
  • Sir Adrian Boult conducting, composer soloist
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
First Publication. 1951 (Zimmermann)
Dedication Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar, the Maharajah of Mysore (1919-74)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 30 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Solo: piano
Orchestra: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, strings
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Commissioned by Benno Moiseiwitsch.

Premiere information from Hyperion Records and from Martyn ("Nicolas Medtner: His Life and Music", p.126.)

According to Martyn (p.240) the main theme was composed in 1898. Finished except for orchestration in February 1942; completely finished summer 1943. Somewhat inspired by the ballad Rusalka (Lermontov).