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Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV541


Hamish Milne (piano)
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Release date: May 2005
Total duration: 14 minutes 56 seconds

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

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David Goode (organ)
Christopher Herrick (organ)


'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)
Dating from the Leipzig years (1724/5) is the Vivaldian G major Prelude and Fugue, BWV541, and like that in B minor it seems clear that both movements were written at the same time and for each other. Here the pulsing chords of the prelude presage the repeated note and gruppetto of the fugue’s subject, which is turned to good account in stretto both before and after the dramatic pause that announces the coda.

from notes by Robin Langley © 1993

Le Vivaldien Prélude et Fugue en sol majeur, BWV541 date des années de Leipzig (1724/5) et comme pour celui en la mineur, il semble évident que les deux mouvements ont été écrits en même temps et l’un pour l’autre. Ici les accords palpitants du prélude présagent la note répétée et le grupetto du sujet de la fugue, qui est très bien mis à profit en «strette» à la fois avant et après la pause dramatique qui annonce la coda.

extrait des notes rédigées par Robin Langley © 1993
Français: Alain Midoux

Ein wenig früher, aber um die Leipziger Zeit (1724/25) enstanden Präludium und Fuge in G-Dur, BWV541, die Vivaldi nachempfunden sind. Wie bei dem Werk in h-Moll ergibt sich der Eindruck, daß beide Sätze gleichzeitig und füreinander geschrieben wurden. Schon die pulsierenden Akkorde des Präludiums lassen im vorliegenden Fall die wiederholten Noten und Doppelschläge des Fugensubjekts erahnen, das sowohl vor als auch nach der dramatischen Pause zur Ankündigung der Coda in bester Engführung abgerundet wird.

aus dem Begleittext von Robin Langley © 1993
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

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