Medtner, Nikolay Karlovich, 1880-1951

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1880-01-05
Death 1951-11-13
Gender:
Male
Russians
Russian, French, English, German

Biographical notes:

Russian composer and pianist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed on his visiting card : [n.p., Moscow?, n.d., ca. 1915-1920?], to Herr [Rudolf Ewald?] Zingel, [n.d., ca. 1915-1920?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270582106

Epithet: composer and pianist

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000208.0x0003ab

Nikolay Karlovich Medtner (b. Jan. 5, 1880, in Moscow; d. Nov. 13, 1951, in London) was a pianist and composer.

From the description of Nikolay Karlovich Medtner papers, 1826-1954 (bulk 1914-1954). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 756772036

Nikolai Karlovich Medtner (Metner) (1880-1951) was a Russian composer and a member of the post-revolutionary Russian migr community in Great Britain. See Barrie Martyn, Nicolas Medtner: His Life and Music (Aldershot, 1995)

From the guide to the Nikolay Medtner papers, 1940-1962, (GB 206 Leeds University Library)

Biographical Note

  • 1872: Ėmiliĭ Karlovich Metner (Nikolay Medtner's brother) born
  • 1877: Anna Mikhaĭlovna Bratenskaya Medtner (Nikolay Medtner's wife) born
  • 1880, Jan. 5: Nikolay Karlovich Medtner born, Moscow, Russia
  • 1890: Entered Moscow Conservatory
  • 1897: Completed Acht Stimmungsbilder, op. 1 (published 1903)
  • 1900: Graduated from Moscow Conservatory with small gold medal
  • 1902: Ėmiliĭ and Anna married
  • 1903: Composed Piano Sonata no. 1, F minor, op. 5 (published 1904)
  • 1909: Appointed Professor at Moscow Conservatory
  • 1911: Composed Piano Sonata in E minor, op. 25, no. 2: Night wind (published 1912)
  • 1918: Composed Piano Concerto no. 1, C minor, op. 33 (published 1921)
  • 1919, June 21: Nikolay married Anna Medtner (formerly wife of Ėmiliĭ Karlovich Metner)
  • 1921: Moved to Berlin
  • 1922: Composed Sonata in A minor, op. 38, no. 1: Reminiscenza
  • 1924: Moved to Paris
  • 1927: Composed Piano Concerto no. 2, C minor, op. 50 (published 1928)
  • 1935: Publication of Nikolay Medtner's treatise Muza i Moda, in Russian (English translation, 1951) Moved to London
  • 1936: Ėmiliĭ Karlovich Metner died
  • 1943: Composed Piano Concerto no. 3, E major, op. 60: Ballade (published 1951)
  • 1946: Met Jayachamaraja Wodeyar Bahadur (the last Maharaja of the princely state of Mysore); the Maharaja financed the recording of a large number of Medtner's works
  • 1948: Composed Piano Quintet in C major, op. posth. (published 1955)
  • 1949: Medtner Society founded by Jayachamaraja Wodeyar Bahadur
  • 1951, Nov. 13: Died at Golders Green, London
  • 1965: Anna Medtner died

From the guide to the Nikolay Karlovich Medtner Papers, 1826-1954, (bulk 1914-1954), (Music Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Russians Great Britain 20th century Biography
  • Composers--Biography
  • Russians--20th century--Biography
  • Letters--20th century
  • Pianists
  • Music--Manuscripts
  • Pianists--Russia
  • Composers Russia (Federation) Biography
  • Composers
  • Composers--Russia
  • Letters 20th century

Occupations:

  • Composers

Places:

  • Russia (Federation) (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Russia (as recorded)