Mediņš: 24 Dainas
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Jānis Mediņš: 24 Dainas (Preludes)

Catalogue Number: TOCC0097
EAN: 5060113440976
Release Date: 1 October 2012
Duration: 72:27

24 Dainas

Jonathan Powell, piano

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.

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Track No. Track Title / Details Duration Sample Add to Cart
DOWNLOAD COMPLETE ALBUM 72:27
1-24 24 Dainas (1921–1962)

Jānis Mediņš, composer
Jonathan Powell, piano

(first digital recording)
72:27
1 Daina No. 1 3:56 play
2 Daina No. 2 3:05 play
3 Daina No. 3 1:41 play
4 Daina No. 4 2:36 play
5 Daina No. 5 2:13 play
6 Daina No. 6 2:38 play
7 Daina No. 7 4:39 play
8 Daina No. 8 2:50 play
9 Daina No. 9 4:23 play
10 Daina No. 10 3:47 play
11 Daina No. 11 2:20 play
12 Daina No. 12 2:39 play
13 Daina No. 13 3:30 play
14 Daina No. 14 2:45 play
15 Daina No. 15 2:10 play
16 Daina No. 16 2:50 play
17 Daina No. 17 3:59 play
18 Daina No. 18 3:20 play
19 Daina No. 19 2:07 play
20 Daina No. 20 3:03 play
21 Daina No. 21 2:34 play
22 Daina No. 22 2:35 play
23 Daina No. 23 3:50 play
24 Daina No. 24 2:57 play

Artists

Jānis Mediņš, 1920

Jānis Mediņš, composer

Jonathan Powell

Jonathan Powell, piano
[credit: Malcolm Crowthers]

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