Shostakovich: 24 Preludes & Fugues

Friday, May 4, 2018
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Jonathan Powell performs Shostakovich's massive cycle of 24 Preludes and Fugues Op. 87. The composer wrote these 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. Features a pre-concert talk by Marina Frolova-Walker (Professor of Music History and a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge).

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