Alan Thomas

guitarist and composer


Twilight by Nikolai Medtner arranged for flute and piano
duration: 6'
First Performance: Eugenia Moliner
Exclusive until September 2023
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Programme Note
The music of the Russian composer and pianist Nikolai Medtner (1879-1951) has much in common with that of his more famous contemporaries Rachmaninoff and Scriabin. His piece “Twilight” comes from a set of songs titled Eight Poems, op.24, and displays the yearning Romantic harmonies and beautifully pianistic writing that are the hallmarks of Medtner’s style. In my arrangement (which was commissioned by Eugenia Moliner), the song’s form is somewhat extended, and the flute’s lyrical qualities are called upon in conveying an embellished version of the voice part.