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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The fugue is a double fugue in four voices with two distinct subjects developed in separate expositions. Likewise, the composers’ second fugues A minor for Shostakovich, C minor for Bach utilize very similar opening shostakovch for their fugue subjects two 16th notes followed by 3 eighth notes, twice in a row. With Nikolaeva, each note is captured and spotlighted in ever-changing lights.

24 Preludes and Fugues (Shostakovich)

He was also a Bach player. Track Listing – Disc 1. Track Listing – Disc 2.

Three voices develop with contrasting legato passages against the staccato. The following fugue starts with a short introduction. They are a new word in polyphony.

Fuvues contrast to the characteristic harmonic complexity of the prelude, the fugue is written in the purest C major, without a single accidental. February Learn how and when to remove this template message.

24 Preludes and Fugues

This subject is then stated a fourth below in the altoas would be expected in a Baroque fugue. Diese sollten einen grossen Unterschied zu den Kompositionen bieten, die ihm den Staatspreis eingebracht hatten: The prelude is a toccata mostly for one voice, with semiquavers 16th notes running through in the style of a perpetuum mobile.


She also recorded Nos. Shostakovich recorded 18 of the 24 pieces at five recording sessions in —, and EMI. The fugue in 3 4 time is a frantic scurry with fast notes and staccato markings. Track Listing – Shostakocich 1.

Mit der Befreiung Osteuropas forderte sie eine erbarmungslose und totale Vergeltung: Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music. The Church was to be the focal point of the celebrations held in the City during July to mark the th anniversary of the death there of Johann Sebastian Bach, who had—since —been cantor of the City of Leipzig.

This piece has a clearly defined homophonic texture, with the right hand dominating the melody. To further add to the quaint color of the movement, subito forte and piano are mixed in giving the fugue a frankly chipper tone. I was awarded the first prize. This would be a very different composition from those which earned him a State Preludrs in Note by Gerard McBurney.

The tone continues in the Fugue; whereas Bach begins with a scaled 4th, Shostakovich has a bleak bare 5th. The piece with few exceptions consists of unison quindicesima melodies beginning first in the lowest tessitura of the piano then the highest. But here it is, and even at this early stage I’ve a feeling its going to figure prominently on my records of the year list.

Nikolaeva recorded a particularly dense, diffuse version of the set, arguably a demonstration of her own declining technique rather than a livelier version more closely intended by Shotakovich. Die Bandbreite der Bilder und Charakterisierungen ist ungeheuer: One such trip was to Leipzig in for a music prwludes marking the bicentennial of J.


Back in Moscow he conceived the idea of writing a set of 24 Preludes and Fugues one in each of the major and minor keys for solo piano. The passacaglia motif is counterpointed by one single simple melody. Er war Ehrenmitglied der Jury des Klavierwettbewerbs, an dem ich selbst teilnahm.

Inshe recalled the circumstances of the Bach Competition: The prelude is a passacagliaa form Shostakovich had previously figues in the third movement of his Violin Concerto No. This fugue stands out from the rest of the set because it contains no dissonances. However, throughout this music we are in no doubt as to the creative personality of the artist addressing us: On his return home to Moscow from Preludez, Shostakovich immediately began to compose his Preludes and Fugues.

Performing the Preludes and Fugues for many, many years the premiere was in Leningrad in DecemberI have happily not lost the freshness of feeling.

Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues Op 87 – Telegraph

Jarrett is on the hunt shostxkovich detail, too — the “No. Examples of this abound in Baroque keyboard literature from composers such as Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischerfrom whom Bach drew inspiration for his own figuration preludes the C major and the D minor, for example. Ils ouvrent un nouveau chapitre en polyphonie.

For the early s were also a period of great uncertainty for Soviet composers.

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