DOUGLAS MUNN (1929-2008): Complete Music for Solo Piano - Sonatina in F Minor, Minuet and Trio in G Minor, Mazurka in D Minor, Scherzo in F Sharp Minor, Nocturnes in D Flat, A, B Minor, E Flat and E Flat Minor, Intermezzo in A Minor, Preludes in E Minor, F Sharp and D.
Catalogue Number: 04W049
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0559
Description: The man who as W. D. Munn published papers on that branch of mathematics known as semigroup theory had another side to his personality: this professor of mathematics at the University of Stirling, was also a fine pianist and a gifted composer. His piano music has its origins in Chopin, Brahms and Bartók but is clearly also inflected by Scottish folksong – much of it has a sense of the hills and the open spaces – and is written by someone with an intimate knowledge of the instrument. The Latvian pianist Arta Arnicane knew Douglas Munn and this album is the fulfillment of an unspoken promise to record his piano music. Arta Amicane (piano).