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Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues / Tatiana Nikolayeva

Album Summary

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Preludes & Fugues (24), for piano, Op. 87
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Notes & Reviews:

"This splendid pianist (Nikolayeva) was in at the birth of Shostakovich's 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87. No one better understood their special blend of austerity and emotional conviction, their structural originality or their quirky humour." -Classic CD

'The record that has given me greater pleasure than any other this year' (The Sunday Times)

'A performing document of inestimable importance ... Hyperion should be congratulated for masterminding this important issue' (CDReview)

'The recording is clear and atmospheric, and the playing has power, grandeur, character, intellectual clarity and unforced intensity' (Gramophone)

'This magnificent set courageously undertaken by Hyperion, a timely document of an interpretation fashioned from Nikolayeva's collaboration with the composer at the time of composition' (BBC Music Magazine Top 1000 CDs Guide)

'Performances which are at once gripping through their pianistic brilliancs and illuminating through their unflinching perception. Amazing' (Classic CD)

'Where this work is concerned, as in her playing of much else, she has rightly been called his High Priestess' (Piano)


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Works Details

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Preludes & Fugues (24), for piano, Op. 87
  • Performer: Tatiana Nikolayeva (Piano)
  • Notes: 09/24/1990-09/27/1990
  • Running Time: 157 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1950-1951