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|Work Title||Piano Sonata in F minor|
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.||Op.5|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||INM 22|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||1895?–1903|
|First Performance.||1904 November|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Early 20th century|
|External Links||Wikipedia article (Russian)|
A revised edition of its 1904 publication was issued by Belaieff in 1955 (Plate 2498) and later published by Muzgiz. Hyperion gives 1901-3; medtner.org.uk gives 1902-3. Wikipedia gives 1895 but their source is not specified. The Medtner Werkverzeichnis gives "umgearbeitet 1955" which means revamped 1955 (posthumously?) but assuming only a slight typo and that a date closer to and before 1952 is actually meant, perhaps they mean he did return to it and (perhaps) the Urtext of 1959 incorporates those changes (a comparison of the 1904 and the 1959 publications might help clarify, as might Gedike's preface, or some other source may)?
A sonata in B minor (unpublished; 1897) and a sonatina in G minor (1898, published 1981) precede this one. Martyn quotes the opening of a sonata in F♯ minor as well.
Premiered 2 November 1904 (Julian/OS).
|Piano Sonatas by Nikolay Medtner|