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Hyperion Records

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Front illustration by Julie Doucet (b?)
Track(s) taken from CDA67506
Recording details: October 2004
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Jeremy Hayes
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: May 2005
Total duration: 8 minutes 16 seconds

'Milne plays the more outgoing works with the sharp articulation and gestural clarity that makes his Medtner so refreshing (his left-hand profile is especially notable)—and he gives the more restrained of the Siloti bonbons (wisely scattered throughout the disc) the delicacy they need. Good sound and excellent notes. All in all, a fine continuation of a most welcome series' (Fanfare, USA)

'This is a welcome return to the recording studio for a British pianist who has maintained a consistently high standard for many years. Hamish Milne is associated with Russian music, so he is a natural choice for a selection of Russian music transcriptions—Volume Five of a hopefully long series from Hyperion … If we buy this CD, more will surely be recorded, so don't hesitate, please' (Pianist)

Fugue in C minor, BWV575
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The Fugue in C minor BWV575 (a double fugue) is a product of Bach’s Weimar years and takes its theme from Giovanni Legrenzi (1626–1690), a prominent baroque master of the preceding generation but now largely the preserve of early-music specialists. Just as it seems to have come to a full and natural close there follows an improvisatory postlude. Bach’s bare original score suggests to me that this is reflective in character, but to Goedicke it is a dramatic outburst. Such are the endlessly fascinating ambiguities of Bach.

from notes by Hamish Milne © 2005

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