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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDA66855
Recording details: October 1995
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Ken Blair
Release date: May 1996
Total duration: 11 minutes 47 seconds

'Wonders unfold still further in [this] third disc in the series … Glazunov has not enjoyed such persuasive advocacy in recent years. Stephen Coombs really succeeds, where others have not, in making the listener believe that this is not only music of charm but of quality' (Gramophone)

'When in the past we have written that Glazunov is not at his best in his piano music we obviously did not have the benefit of such persuasive advocacy as this' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)

Prelude and Fugue in E minor

Prelude  [3'12]
Fugue  [8'35]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Finally we have the Prelude and Fugue in E minor which was written in 1926 and, like the earlier Op 62, was also later arranged for organ. It is dedicated to Leonid Nikolayev, a friend of Glazunov and also Shostakovich’s piano professor at the St Petersburg Conservatory. There is a great confidence in the musical material which, like the Idylle, Op 103, written in the same year, is surprising considering Glazunov’s poor health and general difficulties at the time.

from notes by Stephen Coombs © 1996

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