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Shostakovich - 24 Preludes amd Figues for Piano Opus 87 Vol. 1, Dmitri Shostakovich

Shostakovich - 24 Preludes amd Figues for Piano Opus 87 Vol. 1, Dmitri Shostakovich
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Just back from a trip to Leipzig in the early autumn of 1950 where he heard Bach's Well-Tempered Klavier at the Bicentennial Bach Competition played by the Russian pianist Tatiana Nikolaeva, Shostakovich began his own series of24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87, based on Bach's model. He composed them quickly, starting on October 10, 1950, and finishing on February 23, 1951. While his work would pay homage to Bach, Shostakovich's work would have severalfundamental differences. First, the order of the individual pieces would be organized around the circle of fifths with a prelude and fugue in the relative minor following each major key piece rather than in ascendingsemi-tonalorder of Bach's work. Second, Shostakovich's pieces would be composed in order that is, C major - A minor followed by G major - E minor followed by D major - B minor and, more significantly, this orderwould have a sort of subliminal narrative sub-text, taking the music from the 'innocent' tonal world of the C major Prelude and Fugue to the profound and sublime severity of the concluding D minor Prelude and Fugue. Finally,Shostakovich's work, although conservative in its counterpoint and harmony that is, there are no examples of invertible or reversible themes or counterpoint and the pieces are for the most part recognizably tonal inlanguage is still clearly the work of a modernist composer; his counterpoint and harmony may be conservative but the emotional and spiritual worlds of the preludes and fugues is at once sincere and ironic. The result is awork which can not only stand comparison with Bach's Well-Tempered Klavier, it is both Shostakovich's masterpiece for the piano and one of the contrapuntal masterpieces of the twentieth century.



SPECIFICATIONS
Composer Dimitri Shostakovich
Instrumentation Piano
Product Type Book [Softcover]
Instrument Group Piano or Keyboard
Publisher Sikorski Edition
StylePeriodView Description Post 1901
ISMN 9790003017013
No. Pages 80
No. SIK2124



SONGLIST
1. 24 Preludes And Fugues Op.87



DESCRIPTION
Just back from a trip to Leipzig in the early autumn of 1950 where he heard Bach's Well-Tempered Klavier at the Bicentennial Bach Competition played by the Russian pianist Tatiana Nikolaeva, Shostakovich began his own series of24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87, based on Bach's model. He composed them quickly, starting on October 10, 1950, and finishing on February 23, 1951. While his work would pay homage to Bach, Shostakovich's work would have severalfundamental differences. First, the order of the individual pieces would be organized around the circle of fifths with a prelude and fugue in the relative minor following each major key piece rather than in ascendingsemi-tonalorder of Bach's work. Second, Shostakovich's pieces would be composed in order that is, C major - A minor followed by G major - E minor followed by D major - B minor and, more significantly, this orderwould have a sort of subliminal narrative sub-text, taking the music from the 'innocent' tonal world of the C major Prelude and Fugue to the profound and sublime severity of the concluding D minor Prelude and Fugue. Finally,Shostakovich's work, although conservative in its counterpoint and harmony that is, there are no examples of invertible or reversible themes or counterpoint and the pieces are for the most part recognizably tonal inlanguage is still clearly the work of a modernist composer; his counterpoint and harmony may be conservative but the emotional and spiritual worlds of the preludes and fugues is at once sincere and ironic. The result is awork which can not only stand comparison with Bach's Well-Tempered Klavier, it is both Shostakovich's masterpiece for the piano and one of the contrapuntal masterpieces of the twentieth century.



SPECIFICATIONS
Composer Dimitri Shostakovich
Instrumentation Piano
Product Type Book [Softcover]
Instrument Group Piano or Keyboard
Publisher Sikorski Edition
StylePeriodView Description Post 1901
ISMN 9790003017013
No. Pages 80
No. SIK2124



SONGLIST
1. 24 Preludes And Fugues Op.87



Produktspesifikasjoner
Fabrikat-ForlagSikorski Musikverlag GmbH & Co. KG
ProduktPiano
Komponist-ForfatterShostakovich, Dmitri
SjangerKlassisk
Produktspesifikasjoner
Fabrikat-ForlagSikorski Musikverlag GmbH & Co. KG
ProduktPiano
Komponist-ForfatterShostakovich, Dmitri
SjangerKlassisk
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