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Bach Piano Transcriptions Vol 5 - Goedicke, Et Al / Milne


Release Date: 06/14/2005 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 67506   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Hamish Milne
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


Hamish Milne is a seasoned hand in the realm of Romantic piano rarities, and therefore is a perfect candidate for Hyperion's ongoing Bach transcription survey. As a pianist who tosses off the most difficult Weber and Medtner finger twisters with consummate, undemonstrative ease, it comes as no surprise that Milne takes the mighty octave passages and barrel-chested chords throughout the Bach/Kabalevsky "Dorian" Prelude and Fugue or the Bach/Catoire C minor Passacaglia (more garish than Eugen d'Albert's better-known transcription of the same work) in fluent stride. Even the densest textures of the Bach/Goedicke D minor Fugue (based on the G minor Solo Violin Sonata's fugue) seem to bypass
Read more the piano en route to the music, with not an ugly sound within earshot.


Milne's capabilities as a colorist and tonal magician particularly hit home in slower, more lyrical pieces. His gorgeous, melting legato touch and ravishingly contoured inner voices in the Bach/Siloti B minor Prelude and in the same transcriber's treatment of the F minor Violin and Keyboard Sonata's Adagio are worth this disc's price. Indeed, Milne's piano playing is so wonderful that you nearly forget that these transcriptions are hopelessly outmoded by today's purist zeitgeist. And the pianist's intelligent, frank, and informative booklet notes deserve their own 10/10 review. [7/16/2005]
--Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 10 in E minor, BWV 855 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Hamish Milne (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Notes: Arranger: Alexander Siloti. 
2.
Geist und Seele wird verwirret, BWV 35: no 1, Sinfonia in D minor by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Hamish Milne (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726; Leipzig, Germany 
Notes: Arranger: Alexander Siloti. 
3.
Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Hamish Milne (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Notes: Arranger: Alexander Siloti. 
4.
Fugue in C minor, BWV 575 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Hamish Milne (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1708-1717; ?Weimar, Germany 
Notes: Arranger: Alexander Goedicke. 
5.
Sonata for Violin solo no 2 in A minor, BWV 1003: 3rd movement, Andante by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Hamish Milne (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Notes: Arranger: Alexander Siloti. 
6.
Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582: Passacaglia by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Hamish Milne (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Arnstadt, Germany 
Notes: Arranger: Georgy Catoire.
Composition written: Arnstadt, Germany (Circa 1708 - Circa 1712). 
7.
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 538 "Dorian" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Hamish Milne (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
Notes: Arranger: Dmitri Kabalevsky. 
8.
Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 5 in F minor, BWV 1018a: Adagio by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Hamish Milne (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Notes: Arranger: Alexander Siloti. 
9.
Prelude and Fugue in D minor, BWV 539 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Hamish Milne (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720-1725 
Notes: Arranger: Alexander Goedicke. 
10.
Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV 541 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Hamish Milne (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; ?Weimar, Germany 
Notes: Arranger: Alexander Goedicke. 
11.
Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in E flat major, BWV 1031 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Hamish Milne (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1734; Leipzig, Germany 
Notes: Arranger: Alexander Siloti. 

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