Four Fairy Tales, Op 26


Date: 1912
For: Piano
Published by: Édition Russe de Musique 1913
Availability: Dover (1959/2001); Boosey & Hawkes (1913); St Petersburg Music Publishing House (2006); International Music Co. (no.3, in Album of Selected Pieces)

Recordings

complete
Binns 1976 LP Pearl SHE535 CD Pearl SHECD9628
D Graham 1978 LP Musical Heritage Society MHS3976
Rollé 1979 LP Finnadar SR9026
Mejoueva 1998 CD Denon (vol.1) COCO-70756, COCQ-83112 - nla
Tozer 2000 CD Chandos (vol.7) CHAN9899
Konsistorum 2001 CD Henschel, with her biography
Kopylova 2003 CD CDA 10104, Brazil
Kawakami 2004 CD Harmony HCC2016
Berezovsky CD Warner Classics 5101160332 4cds
Milne 2006 CD Hyperion CDA67491/2
Mejoueva 2011/Kyoto* CD Wakabayashi WKLC7011
Gulyak c.2013 CD Champs Hill CHRCD064

no. 1
Nikonovich 1976/8 LP Melodiya C10-15859/60 CD Russian Disc RDCD10014 - nla
Arimori 2013 CD Fontec FOCD-9610 (Japan)

nos. 1, 2
Clegg 1977 LP Alpha DB244 CD Paradisum PDS-CD17
Carol Rich 1996 CD private label - nla
Lee c.2001 CD Azica 71220

nos. 1, 3
Sofronitsky 1956/Moscow* CD Vista Vera VVCD-00249
A Alexeyev 2004 CD Marquis MQCL81359/MAR359
Eckardstein 2007 CD MDG 604 1465-2
Scheps 2013 CD Genuin GEN 14302

nos. 1–3
Ulucan 2010 CD Lila Müzik

no. 2
Milne 1977 LP CRD1038/9 CD Brilliant Classics 9195 7cds, 8851 7cds, CRD (vol.1) CRD3338
Berezovsky 2007 CD Mirare MIR059
Trifonov 2013 CD DG 479 1728GH

nos. 2, 3
Medtner 1931 CD Appian (vol.1) APR5546, St-Laurent (vol.5) YSL 78-023
Medtner 1936 78 HMV DB3008, Victor 14514/5 LP Melodiya D 010663/4 CD Appian (vol.2) APR5547, St-Laurent (vol.4) YSL 78-007, Dante HPC130 - nla

Kafarova 2003 download Indie Pool CD Nova Classical 7X4979
J Siegel c.2005 CD download randomhouse.com
Berezovsky 2006/Essen* DVD Euroarts EUA2055758

no. 3
Curzon 1942 CD Decca 4784389 23CDs
Medtner 1947 78 HMV DB6564 CD Appian (vol.3) APR5548, Testament SBT1027, St-Laurent YSL 78-005, Dante HPC130 - nla
Pratt 1966 LP York 27001
Nikonovich 1976/8 LP Melodiya C10-15859/60
Svetlanov 1980 LP Melodiya C10-15855/6 CD Warner 5101124942, Evgeny Svetlanov Foundation SVET 42-47 6cds, Russian Disc RDCD10045 - nla
Lyras 1981/Fort Worth* LP Varese VX81114 CD VAI 1176
Tozer 1991 CD Chandos (vol.1) CHAN9050
Bakhchiev 1992 CD Russian Disc 528
Hanselmann 1993 CD Prezioso (vol.1) CD800.014
Klimov 1995 CD Ottavo OTR C79552
Burstein 2000/Miami* CD VAI MIP001
Hawkins c.2002 CD Pier Records/Orchard Records ORCD 802526
Bekhterev 2004 CD Camerata CMCD28074
Mejoueva 2004/Uozu* CD Wakabayashi WAKA-4108

no. 4
Lifschitz 1990 CD Denon COCO-79807, COCQ-83251 - nla

Medtner also made unpublished recordings of Op 26 nos 2 and 3 for Columbia in 1930.


As is often the case, the 1959 Collected Edition contains additional markings and the odd alteration to dynamics. The differences are most marked in no.3, in which each edition has tempo and dynamic indications not present in the other.

I have an Édition Russe de Musique score of no.1 printed after 1930 (most probably 1930-1936) that contains numerous markings not present in either of the other editions. The notes below refer to this as the 1930 edition.

Op 26 no 1

Op 26 no 2

Op 26 no 3

Op 26 no 4

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