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.
Misc. Notes From a copy belonging to Baylor University Library. 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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Work Title Violin Sonata No.3
Alternative. Title Violin Sonata in E minor 'Epica'
Name Translations Violin Sonata No. 3; ヴァイオリンソナタ第3番 (メトネル)
Name Aliases Violin Sonata No. 3 in E Minor, Op. 57
Authorities Wikipedia
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 Since Novello, Ewer & Co. in New York offered the entire Novello catalogue at the time:
In the USA this work is most likely in the public domain because no renewal was found after a thorough search of the Catalog of Copyright Entries and it was ineligible for "restoration" under GATT/TRIPS due to being published in the US no more than 30 days after any publication made abroad.
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
Wikipedia article (in English)
Wikipedia article (in Japanese)

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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.