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Medtner’s Piano Sonatas as Objects of Performative Interpretation

A Case Study of "Sonata-Reminiscenza," Op. 38 No. 1

Friday, May 20, 2022 at 10:00am

Online via Zoom

In this presentation Dr. Tatyana Shevchenko (Odessa National A.V. Nezhdanova Academy of Music) focuses on performance indications provided by Nikolai Medtner on the scores of his piano sonatas and employs a new methodological tool—Performance Score of Indications—to analyze the performances of Medtner’s Sonata-Reminiscenza, Op. 38 No. 1, by Emil Gilels and Sviatoslav Richter. The Performance Score of Indications provides an interpretive image of Medtner’s sonatas, and it allows an analyst to illuminate the individual nature and style of their performances by 20th- and 21st-century pianists.

This event is sponsored by the Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs.

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About Tatyana Shevchenko

Dr. Tatyana Shevchenko is a Ukrainian pianist, music theorist, and member of the public initiative “Musicologists of Ukraine in world culture.” She graduated from the Odessa National A. V. Nezhdanova Academy of Music and holds Ph.D. in Art History from the Odessa I. I. Mechnikov National University. Her main research interest is in music of Nikolai Medtner. She gave conference papers about issues of performance and interpretation of Medtner’s piano sonatas at the international symposium “Nikolai Medtner in the mirror of European and national culture” at the St. Petersburg State Institute of Culture and Art, the festival “medtner classics 2018” in Berlin, and the 10th European Music Analysis Conference (EuroMAC 2021) in Moscow. In 2019 she was the originator and organizer of “Medtner Fest XXI” in Odessa.