Wandrers Nachtlied

Ekaterina Levental and Frank Peters present Wandrers Nachtlied. This 4th album, unlike the earlier Russian-language songs, showcases Nikolai Medtner’s German roots and includes early German-language songs on texts by Goethe and Heine.

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Nikolai Medtner had German roots, German was even spoken in his parental home, so it is not surprising that Medtner was an admirer of German culture. Composers like Beethoven, Schumann and Brahms were examples. Add to this the poems of Goethe and Heine and you have an ideal recipe for beautiful music.

Poignant songs on eternal themes, simple and timeless, written between 1904 and 1909. They anticipate the longing of the many Russian migrants leaving their country after the 1917 revolution, including Medtner himself. A longing for where you are not, for the one you are not.

Wandrers Nachtlied in the press:

Review by Aart van der Wal in Opus Klassiek, February 2023

Review of Lynn René Bayley in The Art Music Lounge, February 2023

Interview Passaggio Late Night, NPO Klassiek, with Lex Bohlmeijer and Pieter van Nes, 17 februari 2023

More press about the Medtner project

This CD was made possible by a contribution from the Sena Music Production Fund Foundation.