Medtner, Nikolay Karlovich, 1880-1951

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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

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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)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Webb, Robert Henning, 1882-1952. Robert H. Webb papers about the University of Virginia [manuscript], 1895-1956. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 84. NIKOLAI KARLOVICH MEDTNER: Violin sonata no.3, op.57, with related correspondence; 1934-50, n.d. Purchased from Richard Macnutt, 5 June 1989.ff. 76. Largest size 329 x 279mm.1. ff. 1-35. Sonata no.3 in E minor, op.57, for violin and piano..., 1934-1950 British Library
creatorOf Sabaneev, Leonid Leonidovich, 1881-1968. Leonid Leonidovich Sabaneev Papers, ca. 1917-1950. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf GALLIARD COLLECTION. Vol. LXVII. Nikolai Medtner, Robin Milford: instrumental works, etc; 1934-[1945]. ff. 38. Largest size 380 x 255mm. 1. ff. 1-11. Medtner: 'Russian Round-Dance' for two pianos, op. 58 no. 1; [1945]. Copy, with autograph annotation..., 1934-1945 British Library
creatorOf CURZON COLLECTION. Vol. LXXII (ff. 56). Nikolai Medtner, Felix Mendelssohn, Moritz Moszkowski. 1. ff. 1-10. Medtner: *No. 2 in E flat, no. 3 in F minor, from 4 Contes, op. 26. Separate issues (Berlin: Edition Russe de musique, n.d.). 2. ff. 11-19v. M... British Library
creatorOf Nikolay Karlovich Medtner Papers, 1826-1954, (bulk 1914-1954) Library of Congress. Music Division
creatorOf The Edna Iles Medtner Collection., approximately 1900-1950 British Library
referencedIn CURZON COLLECTION. Vol. CXV. Litolff Weber; 1933-1965. ff. 129. Various sizes. 1. ff. 1-5. Litolff; 1958. 2. ff. 6-22. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy; 1933-1955, n.d. Works include 'Variations sérieuses' (ff. 7-19v). 3. ff. 23v, 24. Medtner; 1942. 4. ff. 25-2..., 1933-1965 British Library
referencedIn Antoni Marianski collection, 1890-1990 GB 206 Leeds University Library
creatorOf Marianski, Antoni. Antoni Marianski collection. Brotherton Library, University of Leeds
referencedIn Swan, Alfred J. (Alfred Julius), 1890-1970. Papers of Alfred J. Swan [manuscript], 1909-1923, n.d. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Thomas de Hartmann Papers, 1902-1982 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library
referencedIn Rachmaninoff, Sergei, 1873-1943. Typed letter signed : Dresden, to Ernest Newman, 1922 June 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Medtner, Nikolay Karlovich, 1880-1951. Nikolay Medtner papers. Brotherton Library, University of Leeds
referencedIn Moldenhauer Archives at the Library of Congress, circa 1000-circa 1990 Library of Congress. Music Division
referencedIn Swan, Alfred J. (Alfred Julius), 1890-1970. Papers of Alfred J. Swan, 1882-1969. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Nikolay Medtner papers, 1940-1962 GB 206 Leeds University Library
creatorOf Medtner, Nikolay Karlovich, 1880-1951. 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?]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Swan, Alfred J. (Alfred Julius), 1890-1970. Papers of Alfred J. Swan, 1909-1970. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Boris Koutzen Collection, 1889-2005, (bulk 1954-1965) Library of Congress. Music Division
creatorOf Nikolai Karlovich Medtner: Sonata no.3 for violin and piano, ‘Sonata Epica’; [1936]. Autograph in pencil, 90% inked over by [? Anna Medtner].Nicolas Medtner, alias Nikolai Karlovich; composer and pianist: Sonata no. 3 for violin and piano ('Sonata E..., 1936 British Library
creatorOf Medtner, Nikolay Karlovich, 1880-1951. Nikolay Karlovich Medtner papers, 1826-1954 (bulk 1914-1954). Library of Congress
referencedIn Hartmann, Thomas de, 1885-1956. The Thomas de Hartmann papers, 1902-1982 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
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correspondedWith Conus, Leon person
correspondedWith Conus, Leon person
correspondedWith Conus, Olga person
correspondedWith Dhami, Sadhu Singh, 1906-1997 person
correspondedWith Dobrowen, Issay, 1893-1953 person
correspondedWith Dupré, Marcel, 1886-1971 person
associatedWith Forberg, Robert, 1860-1920. person
correspondedWith Gedike, Aleksandr Fedorovich, 1877-1957 person
correspondedWith Godowsky, Leopold, 1870-1938 person
associatedWith Hartmann, Thomas de, 1885-1956. person
associatedWith Holt Richard person
associatedWith Holt, Richard. person
correspondedWith Jaya Chamaraja Wadiyar, 1919- person
associatedWith Koutzen, Boris, 1901-1966 person
associatedWith Marianski, Antoni person
associatedWith Marianski, Antoni. person
associatedWith Mary Flagler Cary Music Collection (Pierpont Morgan Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Medtner, Anna Mikhailovna, 1877-1965. person
correspondedWith Medtner, Anna Mikhaylovna, 1877-1965 person
correspondedWith Metner, Ėmiliĭ Karlovich, 1872-1936 person
correspondedWith Moiseiwitsch, Benno, 1890-1963 person
associatedWith Moldenhauer, Hans. person
associatedWith Prehn, Eric Thornton, 1894-1985. person
associatedWith Prehn Irina person
associatedWith Prehn, Irina. person
correspondedWith Rachmaninoff, Natalie person
correspondedWith Rachmaninoff, Sergei, 1873-1943 person
associatedWith Sabaneev, Leonid Leonidovich, 1881-1968. person
correspondedWith Satina, Sophia, 1879-1975 person
correspondedWith Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988 person
associatedWith Swan, Alfred J. (Alfred Julius), 1890-1970. person
correspondedWith Turcotte, J. G., abbé person
correspondedWith Turcotte, J. G., abbé person
associatedWith Webb, Robert Henning, 1882-1952. person
associatedWith Zingel, Rudolf Ewald, 1876-1944, person
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Birth 1880-01-05

Death 1951-11-13

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