SHOSTAKOVICH: 24 PRELUDES AND FUGUES

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Celebrated international pianist Peter Donohoe begins a new series of Shostakovich releases on Signum Classics with a new recording of Dmitri Shostakovich’s 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87.

All 24 of the preludes and fugues were composed within several months, after Shostakovich was inspired by the performance of Tatiana Nicolayeva, whom he heard as a jurist for the Leipzig Bach Competition in 1951. Although doubtlessly inspired by J.S. Bach’s own 48 Preludes and Fugues in his use of form and counterpoint, Shostakovich’s compositions are all deeply original and rooted in his own enigmatic and ambiguous style, moving from charming simplicity to dazzling virtuosity.

★★★★ Donohoe treats these piano miniatures with the utmost sincerity…there is immense dignity and power in Donohoe’s directness – The Guardian

This is top class, this is a global level, this is not to be missed! – Stretto Magazine

SKU: SIGCD396
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Release date: 31st March 2017
Order code: SIGCD396
Barcode: 635212039625

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24 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 874

CD1

1-2 Prelude & Fugue No. 1 in C Major

3-4 Prelude & Fugue No. 2 in A Minor

5-6 Prelude & Fugue No. 3 in G Major

7-8 Prelude & Fugue No. 4 in E Minor

9-10 Prelude & Fugue No. 5 in D Major

11-12 Prelude & Fugue No. 6 in B Minor

13-14 Prelude & Fugue No. 7 in A Major

15-16 Prelude & Fugue No. 8 in F-Sharp Minor

17-18 Prelude & Fugue No. 9 in E Major

19-20 Prelude & Fugue No. 10 in C-Sharp Minor

21-22 Prelude & Fugue No. 11 in B Major

23-24 Prelude & Fugue No. 12 in G-Sharp Minor

25-26 Prelude & Fugue No. 13 in F-Sharp Major

CD2

1-2 Prelude & Fugue No. 14 in E-Flat Minor

3-4 Prelude & Fugue No. 15 in D-Flat Major

5-6 Prelude & Fugue No. 16 in B-Flat Minor

7-8 Prelude & Fugue No. 17 in A-Flat Major

9-10 Prelude & Fugue No. 18 in F Minor

11-12 Prelude & Fugue No. 19 in E-Flat Major

13-14 Prelude & Fugue No. 20 in C Minor

15-16 Prelude & Fugue No. 21 in B-Flat Major

17-18 Prelude & Fugue No. 22 in G Minor

19-20 Prelude & Fugue No. 23 in F Major

21-22 Prelude & Fugue No. 24 in D Minor