Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87


Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87 by Naxos at Your Free Album. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. CD Shostakovich performed at a Bach bicentennial festival at Leipzig in 1950. Under the spell of Bach, he quickly wrote this homage, which contains some of his most consistently inspired and inventive music. After half a century, it is now accepted as a timeless classic, a sincere homage to Bach, still individual and expressive. Shostakovich wrote the music for his student Tatiana Nikolayeva, who performed the world premiere. Her three recordings of the cycle are close to definitive, especially


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CD Shostakovich performed at a Bach bicentennial festival at Leipzig in 1950. Under the spell of Bach, he quickly wrote this homage, which contains some of his most consistently inspired and inventive music. After half a century, it is now accepted as a timeless classic, a sincere homage to Bach, still individual and expressive. Shostakovich wrote the music for his student Tatiana Nikolayeva, who performed the world premiere. Her three recordings of the cycle are close to definitive, especially the set on Melodiya, which is economically priced but uneconomically spread over three CDs. Scherbakov, who has already made some impressive discs for Naxos, provides a very strong challenge. No recording of this cycle has captured the brooding, inward quality of some of this music as well as Nikolayeva's, but Scherbakov comes close. Where virtuosity is required, he actually surpasses the impressive Nikolayeva. Considering the fine sound quality and extremely reasonable price of this set, it's at least a clear second choice for the ultimate recording of the series, and probably a good first choice for an introduction to the music. The performances are even superior to the well-known versions by Keith Jarrett and Vladimir Ashkenazy. --Leslie Gerber

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Brand:
Naxos
Manufacturer:
Naxos
Category:
Preludes
Release Date:
2001-02-20
UPC:
636943474525
Genre:
Classical / Symphonies
Publisher:
Naxos
Audience Rating:
NR (Not Rated)
Creator:
Array
Publication Date:
2001-02-20
Binding:
Audio CD
Item Weight:
0.24 pounds
Item Size:
4.96 x 0.39 x 5.59 inches
Package Weight:
0.15 pounds
Package Size:
4.8 x 0.4 x 5.6 inches

 


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