Shostakovich: 24 Preludes & Fugues
May 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm£5 - £18
Friday 4 May, 7.30pm (pre-concert talk by Marina Frolova-Walker at 6.45pm)
JdP, St Hilda’s College
Shostakovich wrote his massive cycle of 24 Preludes and Fugues Op. 87 in the space of only four months. A fusion of Bachian archetypes, a particularly Russian counterpoint (instigated in the late 19th century by Taneyev), Soviet classicism and Shostakovich’s unmistakable voice, Shostakovich’s Op. 87 quickly became a cornerstone of twentieth-century piano polyphony.
£5 students, £13 stalls, £18 gallery (£5 livestream from the JdP website).