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Busoni: Fantasia Contrappuntistica K 256, Etc / Hamish Milne


Release Date: 10/14/2008 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 67677   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ferruccio Busoni
Performer:  Hamish Milne
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Dazzling Milne conquers the twin peaks of Busoni’s powerful output

This is one of those addictive discs, best listened to when you know you haven’t anything else vying for attention (because you won’t get around to it). I listened to this three times before taking it out of the player. “A mighty mountain range glimpsed behind clouds” is how reviewer Bryce Morrison describes Busoni’s terrifying Fantasia. So Milne eagerly scales these peaks, taking time to observe vistas of surpassing loveliness.

-- Gramophone [11/2008]


Dazzling Milne conquers the twin peaks of Busoni’s powerful output

This is one of those addictive discs, best listened to when you know you haven’t anything else vying for attention (because you won’t get around to it). I listened to this three times before taking it out of the player. “A mighty mountain range glimpsed behind clouds” is how reviewer Bryce Morrison describes Busoni’s terrifying Fantasia. So Milne eagerly scales these peaks, taking time to observe vistas of surpassing loveliness.

-- Gramophone [11/2008]
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Works on This Recording

1. Fantasia contrappuntistica, K 256 by Ferruccio Busoni
Performer:  Hamish Milne (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910/1922; Berlin, Germany 

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