Shostakovich - 24 Preludes and Fugues
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Cat No: SIGCD396
Number of Discs: 2
Release Date: 31st March 2017
All 24 of the preludes and fugues were composed within several months of each other, 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.
“Peter Donohoe is a pianistic superman. The British pianist chews through repertoire like most people eat handfuls of peanuts, and his technical level is truly awe-inspiring” – Pianist Magazine, October 2016 ***** (Prokofiev Sonatas, Somm)
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