Shostakovich: 24 Preludes & Fugues

Friday, 4 May 2018 - 7:30pm
Pre-concert talk by Marina Frolova-Walker at 6.45pm
£5 students, £13 stalls, £18 gallery

Watch the Pre-Concert Talk and Concert again here.

Shostakovich wrote his massive cycle of 24 Preludes and Fugues Op. 87 in the space of only four months. A fusion of Bachian archetypes, a particularly Russian counterpoint (instigated in the late 19th century by Taneyev), Soviet classicism and Shostakovich’s unmistakable voice, Shostakovich’s Op. 87 quickly became a cornerstone of twentieth-century piano polyphony.

Jonathan Powell is a pianist and composer. After studies with Denis Matthews and Sulamita Aronovsky, he established an international career as a soloist, his programmes ranging from standard Classical and Romantic repertoire to contemporary and little-known 20th century works. He has performed widely in Europe, as well as in Russia and the US; he has also appeared on national radio of many countries and recorded about 20 CDs.

JdP Music Circle drinks reception will take place during the interval of this performance. Find out more about the JdP Music Circle here.

Jonathan Powell, Shostakovich 24 Preludes & Fugues