• SIGCD396

SHOSTAKOVICH: 24 PRELUDES AND FUGUES

£12.00

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.

SKU: SIGCD396

PETER DONOHOE

 

 

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

“4* – Donohoe treats these piano miniatures with the utmost sincerity…there is immense dignity and power in Donohoe’s directness.” – The Guardian, March 2017

”This is top class, this is a global level, this is not to be missed!” – Stretto Magazine (Belgium), April 2017