Schmonzcast #4: “Skazka” is a Russian word meaning something between “folk tale” and “fairy tale” — closer to the former, I'm told, though the latter is the more popular translation — and was Nikolai Medtner's favorite short form for solo piano. (He wrote several dozen Skazki.) If you're not already aware that I'm permanently besotted with Medtner, you'll begin to understand why when you hear me play this piece of his.