Then I'll see you in Oxford, Mr H Along with anyone else who would like to come along
Rachmaninoff is very well covered with recordings - but Medtner's songs feature on just a handful of disappearing-from-availability 'highlights' discs. I think this is the first attempt to record them all, by Opus No.
Rachmaninov's songs also feature much more frequently in recital programmes that Medtner's do. Some upcoming Medtner performance information is found at www.medtner.org.uk/recent_releases_frameset.html which has rather more copious detail of recent recordings (although clearly someone needs to give the site owner information about 8 November 2013 at JdP!). Much more detailed information on the recorded history of all of Medtner's known works will be found on the same site at www.medtner.org.uk/works.html.
As many of us know, Medtner's reputation has taken a great deal of time and effort to rise to where it is today, but the sheer substance of so much of his work will surely be more than sufficient to ensure that it will not wane in the future.
I'd already read about this elsewhere although I've not heard the work; in one sense, it might be argued to sound almost like a latter-day revisitation of Britten's War Requiem with its juxtaposition of Owen with the Requiem Mass, though quite how effective even this aspect of it has been is something that I cannot of course have any real idea before hearing it.