Shostakovich: 24 Preludes & Fugues for Piano, Op. 87


Shostakovich: 24 Preludes & Fugues for Piano, Op. 87 by Melodiya at Your Free Album. MPN: 743211984928. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Inspired by Tatiana Nikolaeva's playing of Bach at an East German piano competition, Shostakovich composed this takeoff (not to be confused with a rip-off) on The Well-Tempered Clavier expressly for her on her return to Russia. It turned out to be one of the greatest and most profound piano works of our century, and one which, until recently, remained virtually unknown. Shostakovich isn't usually thought of as a keyboard composer--indeed, there's relatively little piano music in his output. This


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Inspired by Tatiana Nikolaeva's playing of Bach at an East German piano competition, Shostakovich composed this takeoff (not to be confused with a rip-off) on The Well-Tempered Clavier expressly for her on her return to Russia. It turned out to be one of the greatest and most profound piano works of our century, and one which, until recently, remained virtually unknown. Shostakovich isn't usually thought of as a keyboard composer--indeed, there's relatively little piano music in his output. This work is special, however, because it reveals the composer dealing triumphantly with purely musical issues far removed from the epic, sometimes programmatic character of the symphonies, and the performance preserved here, by the dedicatee, is unbeatable. --David Hurwitz

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Manufacturer:
Melodiya
Category:
Preludes
MPN:
743211984928
Release Date:
1995-06-13
UPC:
743211984928
Publisher:
Melodiya
Audience Rating:
NR (Not Rated)
Creator:
Array
Binding:
Audio CD
Item Weight:
0.4 pounds
Item Size:
5.75 x 0.75 x 5 inches
Package Weight:
0.4 pounds
Package Size:
4.8 x 0.9 x 5.5 inches

 


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