Jānis Mediņš — 24 Dainas forthcoming release
My latest CD is now in the factory, and will soon be available. Jānis Mediņš’ 24 Dainas were written over a period of 40 years. The CD is released by Toccata Classics. Mediņš was from a family of Latvian musicians and helped establish opera and ballet in his native country. After emigrating to Sweden, he concentrated on chamber music. His music is broadly Romantic with strong links to Latvian folk traditions (the daina is a traditional Latvian folk form). This was the first CD I made with the excellent Adaq Khan, the sound engineer with whom I’ve just recorded some Grainger (including Stevenson’s transcription of Hill Song no.1, and early rarities like Train Music and Sea Song Sketch), and the music of Konstantin Eiges (1875-1950, a friend of Rachmaninoff and Medtner). News on them as and when.
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