Janis Medins: 24 Dainas (Preludes).
Jānis Mediņš (1890-1966) was one of the pioneers of Latvian music: his works include the first Latvian opera, and he was also an important conductor and teacher. His 24 Dainas for piano - he took the title from Latvian folk-poetry - show the influence of Rachmaninov, Grieg and Scriabin and have a modal colour inherited from Latvian folk-music. Although their composition was spread over four decades - interrupted by the Second World War and Mediņš's exile in Sweden - the Dainas are unified by their passionate lyricism and epic sweep. Jonathan Powell, piano. Discovery Club Members save 30%!
24 RecordingsPowell, Jonathan Piano. Results for Jonathan Powell. 24 Recordings in Collection: Recordings ). << first < prev 1 next last . View Album. 24 Dainas, for piano (Preludes) Work. Jonathan Powell Piano. Janis Medins: 24 Dainas (Preludes) Jonathan Powell. Toccata Classics Rel. October 2, 2012.
Jonathan Powell, piano (Toccata Classics). Jānis Medinš (1890-1966), a Latvian born in the tsarist era, lived through independence, dictatorship, and Soviet and Nazi occupation before finally quitting for Sweden in 1944. No wonder his music has an unsettling emotional turbulence. While his 24 Dainas resemble a set of preludes, they differ from other cycles in not progressing through the keys. The daina derives from the Latvian folk tradition, and while not consciously quoting folksong Medinš exploits the rhythmic idiosyncrasies of the form and its dramatic potential.
Janis Medins: 24 Dainas (Preludes). CD: 1 Tracks: 24 Length: 1:12:14. CD 1. Janis Medins Composer.
Album · 2019 · 24 Songs. 24 Preludes for Piano: No. 2 in A Minor. 3. 3 in G Major. 4. 4 in E Minor. 5. 5 in D Major. 6. 6 in B Minor. 7. 7 in A Major.
|Dainas (24 Preludes For Piano)|
- Copyright (c) – Kaibala Records
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Kaibala Records
- Composed By – Jānis Mediņš
- Design – Aldis Kristins
- Piano – Arthur Ozoliņš*
Notes© MCMLXXVI by Kaibala Records
℗ MCMLXXVI by Kaibala Records
12-page LP sized booklet in English.
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- Other (Library of Congress catalog card number): 76-750228