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SCENE Calefax Plays Shostakovich: Preludes and Fugues

Album Summary

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Prelude & Fugue for piano no 1 in C major, Op. 87/1
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Prelude & Fugue for piano no 2 in A minor, Op. 87/2
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Prelude & Fugue for piano no 3 in G major, Op. 87/3
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Prelude & Fugue for piano no 4 in E minor, Op. 87/4
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Prelude & Fugue for piano no 5 in D major, Op. 87/5
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Prelude & Fugue for piano no 6 in B minor, Op. 87/6
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Prelude & Fugue for piano no 7 in A major, Op. 87/7
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Prelude & Fugue for piano no 8 in F sharp minor, Op. 87/8
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Prelude & Fugue for piano no 9 in E major, Op. 87/9
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Prelude & Fugue for piano no 15 in D flat major, Op. 87/15
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Prelude & Fugue for piano no 16 in B flat minor, Op. 87/16
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Prelude & Fugue for piano no 17 in A flat major, Op. 87/17
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Prelude & Fugue for piano no 19 in E flat major, Op. 87/19
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Prelude & Fugue for piano no 12 in G sharp minor, Op. 87/12
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Notes & Reviews:

"Many regard [the No. 12 in G-sharp minor] as the greatest that [Shostakovich] ever wrote, and I find it hard to disagree. If you already know and love this music, then you simply have to hear this set. [The] sound in superb." - Ritter, American Record Guide



Reviews

New Textures and Colors for a Masterpiece
I wasn't quite sure how an arrangement for reeds of this quintessentially pianistic work would fare, but my fears were allayed soon enough. The playing is beautiful, the sheer sound is beautiful, and the mix of voices and textures brings out even greater depths in a piece that gets deeper on each hearing. A very nice addition to the original. Now, if they'd only record the rest of the preludes & fugues. . .
Submitted on 01/28/10 by CliffG 
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Works Details

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Prelude & Fugue for piano no 1 in C major, Op. 87/1
  • Ensemble: Calefax
  • Notes: Ev. Kirche Lienen (06/02/2003-06/05/2995)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1950-1951

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Prelude & Fugue for piano no 2 in A minor, Op. 87/2
  • Ensemble: Calefax
  • Notes: Ev. Kirche Lienen (06/02/2003-06/05/2995)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1950-1951

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Prelude & Fugue for piano no 3 in G major, Op. 87/3
  • Ensemble: Calefax
  • Notes: Ev. Kirche Lienen (06/02/2003-06/05/2995)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1950-1951

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Prelude & Fugue for piano no 4 in E minor, Op. 87/4
  • Ensemble: Calefax
  • Notes: Ev. Kirche Lienen (06/02/2003-06/05/2995)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1950-1951

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Prelude & Fugue for piano no 5 in D major, Op. 87/5
  • Ensemble: Calefax
  • Notes: Ev. Kirche Lienen (06/02/2003-06/05/2995)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1950-1951

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Prelude & Fugue for piano no 6 in B minor, Op. 87/6
  • Ensemble: Calefax
  • Notes: Ev. Kirche Lienen (06/02/2003-06/05/2995)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1950-1951

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Prelude & Fugue for piano no 7 in A major, Op. 87/7
  • Ensemble: Calefax
  • Notes: Ev. Kirche Lienen (06/02/2003-06/05/2995)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1950-1951

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Prelude & Fugue for piano no 8 in F sharp minor, Op. 87/8
  • Ensemble: Calefax
  • Notes: Ev. Kirche Lienen (06/02/2003-06/05/2995)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1950-1951

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Prelude & Fugue for piano no 9 in E major, Op. 87/9
  • Ensemble: Calefax
  • Notes: Ev. Kirche Lienen (06/02/2003-06/05/2995)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1950-1951

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Prelude & Fugue for piano no 15 in D flat major, Op. 87/15
  • Ensemble: Calefax
  • Notes: Ev. Kirche Lienen (06/02/2003-06/05/2995)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1950-1951

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Prelude & Fugue for piano no 16 in B flat minor, Op. 87/16
  • Ensemble: Calefax
  • Notes: Ev. Kirche Lienen (06/02/2003-06/05/2995)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1950-1951

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Prelude & Fugue for piano no 17 in A flat major, Op. 87/17
  • Ensemble: Calefax
  • Notes: Ev. Kirche Lienen (06/02/2003-06/05/2995)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1950-1951

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Prelude & Fugue for piano no 19 in E flat major, Op. 87/19
  • Ensemble: Calefax
  • Notes: Ev. Kirche Lienen (06/02/2003-06/05/2995)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1950-1951

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Prelude & Fugue for piano no 12 in G sharp minor, Op. 87/12
  • Ensemble: Calefax
  • Notes: Ev. Kirche Lienen (06/02/2003-06/05/2995)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1950-1951