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Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Shostakovich: 24 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87 – Vladimir Ashkenazy on AllMusic – Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87 – Keith Jarrett on AllMusic – – Dmitri. One of Shostakovich’s greatest and most powerful works of the late Stalinist period is his huge cycle of twenty-four preludes and fugues for piano. He began.

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Streams Videos All Posts. The main melody then returns, accompanied by a sustained trill in the top voice.

Dmitri Shostakovich Composer Marios Papadopoulos pf. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. If you are a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information.

Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues Op 87

Diese sollten einen grossen Unterschied zu den Kompositionen bieten, die ihm den Staatspreis eingebracht hatten: Bach ‘s The Well-Tempered Clavieran earlier set of 48 preludes and fugues, is widely held to be the direct inspiration for Shostakovich’s cycle, largely based on the work’s composition history see below.

References to and quotations from Bach’s cycle appear throughout the work. One such trip was to Leipzig in for a music festival marking the bicentennial of J. Staccato and chromatics add to the chilling nature of the melody. Track Listing – Disc 2.

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Prdludes Preludes and Fugues is a work of great depth, of unsurpassed mastery and greatness. The following fugue starts with a short introduction. A short piece, very agitated in nature. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music. Generally speaking, the Shostakovich is more difficult to play aand the other classical works that he had recorded previously, and he is clearly up to all of its sometimes fearsome demands.


Streams Videos All Posts. The phrasing is very expressive preluxes sudden ritenutos scattered throughout. Retrieved 6 April Crystal notes in the memory-soaked No.

The composition begins rather humbly with a quiet, conservative exposition, but it ends triumphantly with nearly every possible fugal device invertible counterpointstrettodouble stretto, diminutionaugmentationretrograde exploited in the final bars.

Of these three, Leipzig was undoubtedly the musical capital of the whole of Germany, the city of Mendelssohn, Schumann and Richard Wagner, the home of the Conservatory and the Gewandhaus. The prelude is a brusque waltz typical of Shostakovich.

Mit jedem Tag entfernen wir uns weiter von Schostakowitschs Lebenszeit, deren direkte Zeugen wir gewesen sind.

The date of the composition 20 December may explain this. Und so war es. If you still find yourself hesitating over the set in your record shop, ask them to play the D major Fugue No. After consultation with the composer, and with his approval, Tatiana Nikolayeva makes a few minor adjustments to the printed text.

Shostakovich: 24 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87

The tone is wistful, mostly pianissimo and the harmonic language is very much Shostakovich’s own. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats.

Dmitri Shostakovich Composer Tatyana Nikolaieva pf. Skip to main content. One of the entrants for the Competition was the twenty-six-year-old Russian pianist and composer Tatiana Nikolayeva, a recent graduate from the Moscow Conservatoire and a piano pupil of the legendary Alexander Goldenweiser then seventy-five years old; he was to be a Professor of piano there for fifty-five years, numbering Kabalevsky and Lazar Berman amongst his pupils.


The E minor fugue is one of progressive complexity. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

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This long double fugue shares a key signature and several features with the preluxes fugue from Bach’s The Art of Fugue. The bass plays has much of the melodic content — again a device used by Bach in his 48 preludes and fugues. I’ll simply add that at the end of it all her contention that these are ”24 masterpieces, each with its own internal world” sounds utterly plausible. So having conquered the Bach work on recordings, Prludes Jarrett decided to tackle its 20th century sequel in this two-CD set.

And on the many occasions on which his music becomes neo-classical, from his First Symphony op. In prelueds prelude, the right hand has an uninterrupted stream of sixteenth notes, set against quarter and eighth notes in the left hand. These Preludes and Fugues are not, in that Stravinskian sense, neo-classicism.

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Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. The set was finished on 25 February In contrast to the characteristic harmonic complexity of the prelude, the fugue is written in the purest C major, without a single accidental.