Sonata-Idyll, Op.56 (Medtner, Nikolay)



Sheet Music


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Editor Aleksandr Gedike (1877-1957)
Publisher. Info. N. Metner: Sobranie Sochinenii, Tom IV: Sochineniia dlia fortepiano
Moscow: Muzgiz, 1960.
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General Information

Work Title Sonata-Idilliia
Alternative. Title Piano Sonata No.14
Composer Medtner, Nikolay
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.56
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. INM 46
Key G major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2
  1. Pastorale. Allegretto cantabile
  2. Allegro moderato e cantabile
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1935-7 (concluded 1937 October, London)
First Performance. 1939 February 10
  • Composer, at Royal Albert Hall, London
First Publication. 1938 by Novello
Dedication To my friends Lev Konyus and Olga Konyus
Average DurationAvg. Duration 10-15 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Piano solo

Misc. Comments

Piano Sonatas by Nikolay Medtner
No.1. Sonata in A-flat major
No.2. Sonata-Elegy in D minor
No.3. Sonata in C major

Premiered in the same concert as his violin sonata no.3 "Epica".