Nikolai Medtner. For many music lovers no more than a name in the music history books. Except for the pianists, perhaps, because they cannot ignore Medtner. If only because he has written such beautiful pieces for the instrument, which immediately remind you of Rachmaninov and pianists like to include them in their repertoire. And that’s the cause. Because nobody can match Rachmaninov?
Medtner does. His pieces are no less virtuoso. And forget his genuine sentiment, that I prefer to call nostalgia. Although Medtner called himself a “silly sentimentalist”. But he had a lot more to offer. Just think of his songs, he composed no fewer than 107! Hundred and Seven! Why don’t we hear them? And why not? Because we’re one-eyed?