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Track(s) taken from CDA67506

Fugue in C minor, BWV575


Hamish Milne (piano)
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

Cover artwork: Front illustration by Julie Doucet (b?)


'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)
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

La Fugue en ut mineur, BWV575 (en fait, une double fugue), fruit des années weimaroises de Bach, emprunte son thème à Giovanni Legrenzi (1626–1690), célèbre maître baroque de la génération antérieure, aujourd’hui en grande partie réservé aux spécialistes de la musique ancienne. Alors même qu’on la croit naturellement arrivée à son terme, cette œuvre est suivie d’un postlude alla mente. L’austère partition originale de Bach nous suggère un caractère introspectif, là où Goedicke voit un déchaînement dramatique. Telles sont les ambiguités toujours fascinantes de Bach.

extrait des notes rédigées par Hamish Milne © 2005
Français: Hypérion

Die Fuge in c-Moll BWV 575 (eine Doppelfuge) entstand in Bachs Weimarer Zeit und ihr Thema stammt von Giovanni Legrenzi (1626–1690), ein bedeutender Meister der vorhergehenden Generation, der heutzutage jedoch fast nur noch unter Barockspezialisten bekannt ist. Eben wenn das Stück zu einem runden Schluss gekommen zu sein scheint erklingt noch ein improvisatorisches Nachspiel. Bachs karges Originalwerk macht auf mich einen nachdenklichen Eindruck, doch fasst Goedicke es als einen dramatischen Ausbruch auf: die faszinierenden Unklarheiten in Bachs Werk sind zahllos.

aus dem Begleittext von Hamish Milne © 2005
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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