Piano Sonata No.4, Op.27 (Myaskovsky, Nikolay)



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Original version

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Emiles Mern (2012/5/26)

Editor First edition (reprint)
Engraver Vienna: Waldheim-Eberle.
Publisher. Info. Vienna: Universal Edition, 1925. Plate U.E. 8151.
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Revised version

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Mcroskell (2007/7/22)

Editor Georgy Kirkor (1910-1980)
Publisher. Info. Proizvedeniya dlya fortepiano (pp.102-47)
Moscow: Muzgiz, n.d.(1956).
Reprinted Moscow: Muzyka, n.d. Plate 5831.
Misc. Notes This file is from the MIT archive project.. Post-1964 offprint from the Collected Works edition that Muzgiz undertook soon after the composer died.
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Emiles Mern (2019/8/4)

Editor Anatoly Aleksandrov (1888-1982)
Publisher. Info. Soviet Piano Music, Vol.1: Works written in 1918-27, Part 1: Sonatas
Moscow: Muzgiz, 1957. Plate M. 26332 Г.

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General Information

Work Title Piano Sonata No.4
Alternative. Title
Composer Myaskovsky, Nikolay
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.27
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. INM 23
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements:
  • Original version (1925)
I. Sonata. Allegro moderato, irato - Largamente - irato - In tempo giusto
II. Intermezzo. Andante non troppo, quasi Sarabanda
III. Rondo. Allegro con brio, quasi toccata
  • Revised version (1946)
I. Allegro moderato, irato
II. Andante non troppo quasi Sarabanda
III. Allegro con brio
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1924-25, rev. 1946
First Performance. 1926 in Switzerland, Walter Gieseking?*
1926-01-13, in Moscow, Samuil Feinberg, piano
First Publication. 1925 (first version)
Copyright Information This work is claimed to be under copyright in the USA due to
"restoration" via the GATT/TRIPS amendment (Section 104). NIE-V8002P709
Dedication Samuil Feinberg (1890–1962)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 22-30 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation piano
External Links Myaskovsky.ru
Wikipedia article (German)

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*Performed (first "Western" public performance?) at the ISCM festival in 1926 - Schissel
*As in Wührer who adapted Franz Schmidt's piano-left-hand works for piano 2-hands? The same? (Still alive fairly recently (1900-1975 dates - indeed, performed Schmidt's piano concerto sometime in the early 70s, I think...), but then he gave the premiere, not editing involvement &c here, so this doesn't affect copyright here :) ) (Guessing so, so filling in name. Premiere was given at the ISCM festival. Indeed, Myaskovsky's work is mentioned ISCM WMD 1926 Zurich in the description of the 1926 festival's performances, activities, etc. - but pianists mentioned are Gieseking and Maire, not Wührer. Probably?? Gieseking?? - "In Zurich, the pianist Walter Gieseking announced in his recitals of his Fourth Piano Sonata" - see this biography and some other sources.

An article on this festival in Neue Musik, 18Jg, August 1926 issue, notes that Ernst Levy's 5th symphony was given there along with the works by Ferroud and others noted at the ISCM website. Myaskovsky's sonata is mentioned on p.837 and it's suggested that Gieseking substituted for an indisposed Wührer, if my poor German is working right.

Information about Moscow Premiere corrected - Emiles Mern

Original Version was recorded by Leonid Brumberg on Melodiya LP (33Д-13776).