Shostakovich: 24 Preludes & Fugues Peter Donohoe

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Album-Release:
2017

HRA-Release:
18.04.2017

Label: Signum Classics

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Instrumental

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  • Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975):
  • 124 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: Prelude No. 1 in C Major03:10
  • 224 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: Fugue No. 1 in C Major04:07
  • 324 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: Prelude No. 2 in A Minor00:55
  • 424 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: Fugue No. 2 in A Minor01:24
  • 524 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: Prelude No. 3 in G Major01:48
  • 624 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: Fugue No. 3 in G Major01:48
  • 724 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: Prelude No. 4 in E Minor02:54
  • 824 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: Fugue No. 4 in E Minor05:16
  • 924 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: Prelude No. 5 in D Major02:02
  • 1024 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: Fugue No. 5 in D Major01:56
  • 1124 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: Prelude No. 6 in B Minor01:48
  • 1224 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: Fugue No. 6 in B Minor04:02
  • 1324 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: Prelude No. 7 in A Major01:12
  • 1424 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: Fugue No. 7 in A Major02:38
  • 1524 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: Prelude No. 8 in F-Sharp Minor01:03
  • 1624 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: Fugue No. 8 in F-Sharp Minor05:45
  • 1724 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: Prelude No. 9 in E Major03:09
  • 1824 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: Fugue No. 9 in E Major01:37
  • 1924 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: Prelude No. 10 in C-Sharp Minor02:02
  • 2024 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: Fugue No. 10 in C-Sharp Minor04:37
  • 2124 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: Prelude No. 11 in B Major01:13
  • 2224 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: Fugue No. 11 in B Major02:04
  • 2324 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: Prelude No. 12 in G-Sharp Minor04:44
  • 2424 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: Fugue No. 12 in G-Sharp Minor03:25
  • 2524 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: Prelude No. 13 in F-Sharp Major02:10
  • 2624 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: Fugue No. 13 in F-Sharp Major05:16
  • 2724 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: Prelude No. 14 in E-Flat Minor04:17
  • 2824 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: Fugue No. 14 in E-Flat Minor02:46
  • 2924 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: Prelude No. 15 in D-Flat Major02:55
  • 3024 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: Fugue No. 15 in D-Flat Major01:50
  • 3124 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: Prelude No. 16 in B-Flat Minor02:35
  • 3224 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: Fugue No. 16 in B-Flat Minor05:53
  • 3324 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: Prelude No. 17 in A-Flat Major01:53
  • 3424 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: Fugue No. 17 in A-Flat Major03:24
  • 3524 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: Prelude No. 18 in F Minor02:17
  • 3624 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: Fugue No. 18 in F Minor03:31
  • 3724 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: Prelude No. 19 in E-Flat Major01:52
  • 3824 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: Fugue No. 19 in E-Flat Major02:52
  • 3924 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: Prelude No. 20 in C Minor04:23
  • 4024 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: Fugue No. 20 in C Minor05:27
  • 4124 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: Prelude No. 21 in B-Flat Major01:11
  • 4224 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: Fugue No. 21 in B-Flat Major02:41
  • 4324 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: Prelude No. 22 in G Minor02:07
  • 4424 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: Fugue No. 22 in G Minor03:34
  • 4524 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: Prelude No. 23 in F Major04:08
  • 4624 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: Fugue No. 23 in F Major03:31
  • 4724 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: Prelude No. 24 in D Minor04:21
  • 4824 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: Fugue No. 24 in D Minor08:30
  • Total Runtime02:28:03

Info for Shostakovich: 24 Preludes & Fugues

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. 87.

All 24 of the preludes and fugues were composed within several months, 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.

"... there is immense dignity and power in Donohoe's directness..." (Kate Molleson, The Guardian)

Peter Donohoe, piano




Peter Donohoe
In the years since his unprecedented success as Silver Medal winner of the 1982 7th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, Peter Donohoe has built an extraordinary world-wide career, encompassing a huge repertoire and over forty years’ experience as a pianist, as well as continually exploring many other avenues in music-making. He is acclaimed as one of the foremost pianists of our time, for his musicianship, stylistic versatility and commanding technique.

During recent seasons Peter Donohoe’s performances included appearances with the Dresden Staatskapelle with Myung-Whun Chung, Gothenburg Symphony with Gustavo Dudamel and Gurzenich Orchestra with Ludovic Morlot. He also performed with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and played both Brahms Concertos with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Last season his engagements included appearances with the City of Birmingham Symphony and Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestras and an extensive tour o South America. He also took part in a major Messiaen Festival in the Spanish city of Cuenca, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

Peter Donohoe played with the Berliner Philharmoniker in Sir Simon Rattle’s opening concerts as Music Director. He has also recently performed with all the major London Orchestras, Royal Concertgebouw, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Munich Philharmonic, Swedish Radio, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Vienna Symphony and Czech Philharmonic Orchestras. He was an annual visitor to the BBC Proms for seventeen years and has appeared at many other festivals including six consecutive visits as resident artist to the Edinburgh Festival, eleven highly acclaimed appearances at the Bath International Festival, La Roque d’Anthéron in France, and at the Ruhr and Schleswig Holstein Festivals in Germany. In the United States, his appearances have included the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Detroit Symphony Orchestras. Since 1984 he has visited all the major Australian Orchestras many times, and since 1989 he has made several major tours of New Zealand with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He has recently returned from a highly acclaimed tour of Argentina with the National Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela.

He has worked with many of the worlds’ greatest conductors including Christoph Eschenbach, Neeme Jarvi, Lorin Maazel, Kurt Masur, Andrew Davis and Yevgeny Svetlanov. More recently he has appeared as soloist with the next generation of excellent conductors such as Gustavo Dudamel, Robin Ticciati and Daniel Harding.

He is a keen chamber musician and performs frequently with the pianist Martin Roscoe. They have given performances in London and at the Edinburgh Festival and have recorded discs of Gershwin and Rachmaninov. Other musical partners have included the Maggini Quartet, with whom he has made recordings of several great British chamber works.

In 2001 Naxos released a disc of music by Gerald Finzi, with Peter Donohoe as soloist, the first of a major series of recordings which aims to raise the public's awareness of British piano concerto repertoire through concert performance and recordings. Discs of music by Alan Rawsthorne, Sir Arthur Bliss, Christian Darnton, Alec Rowley, Howard Ferguson, Roberta Gerhard, Kenneth Alwyn, Thomas Pitfield, John Gardner and Hamilton Harty have since been released to great critical acclaim.

Peter Donohoe has made many fine recordings on EMI Records, which have won awards including the Grand Prix International du Disque Liszt for his recording of the Liszt Sonata in B minor and the Gramophone Concerto award for the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto no. 2. His recordings of Messiaen with the Netherlands Wind Ensemble for Chandos Records and Litolff for Hyperion have also received widespread acclaim. His recording of Brahms’ 1st Concerto with Svetlanov and the Philharmonia Orchestra was voted best available recording by the US magazine Stereo Review.

He studied at Chetham’s School of Music for seven years, graduated in music at Leeds University, where he studied composition with Alexander Goehr, and the Royal Northern College of Music, studying piano with Derek Wyndham. He then went on to study in Paris with Olivier Messiaen and Yvonne Loriod. His prize-winning performances at the British Liszt Competition in London in 1976, the Bartok-Liszt Piano Competition in Budapest in the same year, and the Leeds International Piano Competition in 1981 helped build a major career in the UK and Europe. Then his activity in the competitive world culminated in the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 1982, which shot his name into world-wide prominence. In June 2011 he returned to Moscow as a jury member for the 14th International Tchaikovsky Competition.

He is vice-president of the Birmingham Conservatoire and has been awarded Honorary Doctorates of Music from the Universities of Birmingham, Central England, Warwick, East Anglia, Leicester and The Open University.

Peter Donohoe was awarded a C.B.E. for services to music in the 2010 New Year’s Honours List.



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