Dmitri Shostakovich: 24 Preludes, op. Full Member; Posts: 568; Re: Shostakovich's Preludes and Fugues « Reply #84 on: March 16, 2020, … This is similar to other great music e.g. She succeeds in holding one's attention at all times. 7 in A major (0:50) 24 Preludes, op. 87 von Konstantin Scherbakov bei Amazon Music. Entdecken Sie Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. Emil Gilels (piano), Sviatoslav Richter (piano), Tatjana Nikolayeva (piano), Dmitri Shostakovich (piano), Dmitri Shostakovich (piano), Ludovic Vaillant (trumpet), Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française, André Cluytens, Usually despatched in 8 - 10 working days. Both versions interpretively have a great deal to offer in many different but equally valid ways. That expansiveness, especially in the slower movements, is what causes such a remarkable discrepancy in playing times between the two: as examples, Jarrett's Prelude and Fugue No.13 lasts 7:03, Nikolayeva's 10:05; Jarrett's No.16 runs to 8:59, Nikolayeva's 12:44. 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87 No. So – here’s my short comment on two recordings of Shostakovich’s op.87. However, her 1962 Melodiya cycle never has been reissued until now, and it comprises what promises to be Doremi’s first in a series of historic releases featuring Nikolayeva. In contrast, Nikolayeva's is the more distant, with consequently less easily perceived articulation; Hyperion has produced a recessed wash of sound that ostensibly derives from an empty London hall of considerable size as opposed to the comfortably large room sound presented in the ECM recording (Salle de Musique in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland). Just as one can derive different insights from a Beethoven Fifth as conducted quite differently by a Toscanini and a Furtwängler, the diversities between these two Shostakovich performances are ones with which one can easily live. Register now to continue reading Thank you for visiting Gramophone and making use of our archive of more than 50,000 expert reviews, features, awards and blog articles. 2 in A minor (0:42) 24 Preludes, op. This item is currently out of stock at the UK distributor. Peter Laenger, eng. Overall, Jarrett appears more analytical, Nikolayeva more freely expressive and expansive. Recorded on Feb. 5th , 1952 (Revelation) EMI version (1958) -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TcW-K3rXDE Creative figures as disparate as Robin Holloway and the late Pierre Boulez may have earned the right to rail against what they heard, respectively, as ‘battleship-grey…factory-functional…music without inner musical necessity’ (The Spectator, 2000) and ‘third-pressing Mahler’. 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. Acknowledgements . 87. 34 – no. I write pleasure, because this compendium, written for Nikolayeva in 1951 after a Leipzig Bach competition in which that pianist won first prize, is an extraordinary collection, one that has grown on me every time I have heard it. The set, in fact, may be the most important of its type—preludes and fugues in all the keys—since Bach's own Well-Tempered Clavier. Three Must-Have Shostakovich Recordings Immersing yourself in Dmitri Shostakovich's complete works would take days, but familiarizing yourself with his … 34 – no. 87. 6 in B minor (1:01) 24 Preludes, op. Permalink. Dmitri Shostakovich playing 8 of his own Preludes and Fugues, op. 87 (1950-1951), performed by Olli Mustonen. Despite the remarkable clarity of counterpoint in the fugues, and the pointillistic accuracy of Lin’s technique in this often sharp-edged and brittle music, she’s acutely sensitive to texture and atmosphere where Shostakovich demands it: witness the impressionistically dreamy E major, B-flat minor, and the evocatively-pedalled E minor and G minor preludes. GMG Classical Music Forum . 34 – no. (Mette Frederiksen) hvbias. If finances are a factor, by all means choose the excellent Jarrett on his two CDs, but if two renditions are a reasonable possibility, I'd be most tempted to try both.—Igor Kipnis, Recording of February 2021: Newvelle Records Season Five, Revinylization #13: Tone Poet, Analogue Productions, ERC reissues, Analog Corner #290: The Haniwa LP Playback System, Gramophone Dreams #44: Audio-Technica, Goldring, LP Gear phono cartridges, Cambridge Audio CXA81 integrated amplifier, PS Audio Stellar M1200 monoblock power amplifier, Acoustic Geometry Room treatments (before & after), My current and likely the last home audio setup, Fascinating wiev by Verity Audio Sarastro, Recommended Components: Fall 2020 Edition. The best recordings of JS Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier. Not that many months have passed since I had the pleasure of reviewing (in April 1992, p.272) the Op.87 Preludes and Fugues in Tatiana Nikolayeva's three-CD Hyperion recording made in 1990, the third time that she had recorded this important set. More surprising is t… For many, the Preludes and Fugues are the richest, most personal and, often, the most beautiful of all of Shostakovich’s music. Then along came Vladimir Ashkenazy (Decca) and, in 2000, Keith Jarrett (ECM) entered the fray. It’s a sensational masterpiece and oft-recorded. In spite of its obvious contrapuntal basis, it also contains all the usual Shostakovian earmarks: the sardonic, the playful, the moody and grim, the intensely introverted, and the virtuosically outgoing. 1 in C major (1:11) 24 Preludes, op. All rights reserved. From Bach to Shostakovich, this concert-format album is a useful introduction to the genre, and also a fine interpretation for the […] Comparing Nikolayeva's 2¾-hour-long survey with Keith Jarrett's, the latter a full half-hour shorter and on two rather than three discs, I have found several interesting differences. 87 by Dmitri Shostakovich is a set of 24 preludes and fugues for solo piano, one in each of the major and minor keys of the chromatic scale.The cycle was composed in 1950 and 1951 while Shostakovich was in Moscow and premiered by pianist Tatiana Nikolayeva in Leningrad in December 1952; it was published the same year. But, what are the very best recordings of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. After the highly praised recording of music by Ustvolskaya (DDA 25130), Natalia Andreeva presents a brief survey of the Prelude and Fugue - one of the most prevalent of keyboard forms over the centuries. Most piano collectors are aware of Tatiana Nikolayeva’s 1987 Melodiya and 1990 Hyperion cycles devoted to Shostakovich’s 24 Preludes and Fugues, together with a recently released video presentation. Timing below:00:00 - no. Not since Wagner has a composer’s reception history been so bitterly contested. Latest update: COVID-19 Shipping Delays. If Jarrett's is the more detailed performance, it also seems the more modern except for one obvious factor: the American pianist never produces harshness from his instrument. 4 in E minor (1:30) 24 Preludes, op. Discover and compare alternative recordings. Overall, from the standpoint of sound, Jarrett's piano, beautifully recorded, is closer, easier to pinpoint, but never dry. The creation of this document would not have been possible without the encouragement and support of several individuals. 5 in D major (0:25) 24 Preludes, op. 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