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Medtner* – Hamish Milne - The Complete Skazki (CD, Album)

03.11.20198

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  2. ‘Milne has recorded many epoch-making Medtner discs and his new collection of the complete Skazki stands out as his finest to date. The richness of ideas and the overwhelming range of expression is Medtner at his finest.
  3. Notes and Editorial Reviews How fitting for Hyperion to feature Hamish Milne in a milestone release that gathers all of Nikolai Medtner's Skazki (Fairy Tales) in one collection. After all, Milne has long championed Medtner's music, and in fact recorded lots of it for the CRD label beginning in the late s, including quite a few of the Skazki.
  4. Medtner's "Skazki" are central to understanding this excellent composer's style and technique, and Milne's performances do the composer's difficult works more than justice. They are clean, nuanced performances that capture much of Medtner's mystical side, which other pianists often lose among all the notes (of which Medtner is never sparing).5/5(4).
  5. He also made several recordings of Medtner for Hyperion later on in his career, including an album of the complete Skazki (loosely translated as ‘Fairy Tales’) which was nominated for a Gramophone Award in ; The Guardian described Milne as ‘a wonderful guide to this world - his performances are both technically outstanding and musically penetrating’, whilst BBC Music Magazine observed that ‘he .
  6. He went on to record 2 more sets for Hyperion in the late ’s and early ’s, including the complete Skazki, an essential addition to any Medtner collection. Although Milne went against the mainstream to devote to this obscured composer, ironically enough, one of the two sonatas that he came shy of completing is the Sonata Reminiscenza, arguably Medtner’s most popular work. Nor did he .
  7. Feb 23,  · How fitting for Hyperion to feature Hamish Milne in a milestone release that gathers all of Nikolai Medtner’s Skazki (Fairy Tales) in one collection. After all, Milne has long championed Medtner’s music, and in fact recorded lots of it for the CRD label beginning in the late s, including quite a .
  8. Like Geoffrey Tozer and Marc-André Hamelin, Hamish Milne is one of those pianists who has recorded a significant portion of Nikolay Medtner 's catalog of works for piano. In Milne 's case, some of it twice, as this newly recorded Hyperion release of the complete Fairy Tales covers some of the same material on Milne 's CRD releases.9/

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