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Symposium 97 - Shostakovich

10 April 2011

Shostakovich and the Muse of History
An Historical Exploration of the Preludes and Fugues, Op. 84

Program


  • Epigraph

    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759): Lascia la spina, cogli la rosa
                 from "Trionfo del Tempo e della Verità" (arr. for harpsichord solo)
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975): Prelude in C Major, op. 84, no. 1

     


  • Spoken Introduction: The Interior World of a Public Musician







    Part I: Shostakovich and the Seventeenth Century

    Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621): Variations Ich fuhr mich über Rheine
    Shostakovich: Prelude in B flat Minor, op. 84, no. 13

    Claudio Merulo (1533-1604): Toccata (Primo Tuono)
    Shostakovich: Fugue in B flat minor, idem

    Henry Purcell (1659-1695): When I am laid in earth from "Dido and Aeneas" (arr. for piano solo)
    Shostakovich: Prelude in G sharp Minor, op. 84, no. 12

     


  • Part II: Shostakovich and Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Prelude in D major from Book I of The Well-Tempered Clavier
    Shostakovich: Prelude in B flat Major, op. 84, no. 21

    Bach: Prelude in G Minor from from Book II of The Well-Tempered Clavier
    Shostakovich: Prelude in B Minor, op. 84, no. 6

    Bach: Prelude in D Major from from Book II of The Well-Tempered Clavier
    Shostakovich: Prelude in A Major, op. 84, no. 7

    Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C Minor from from Book I of The Well-Tempered Clavier
    Shostakovich: Prelude and Fugue in A Minor, op. 84, no. 2

     

  • INTERMISSION

  • Part III: Translations

    Bach on the piano—Shostakovich on the harpsichord

     


  • Part IV: Shostakovich and Russia

    Nicolai Medtner (1880-1951): Russian Tale from Three Tales, op. 42
    Shostakovich: Prelude and Fugue in C Minor, op. 84, no. 20

     


  • Epilogue

    Handel: Lascia la spina, cogli la rosa from "Trionfo del Tempo e della Verità" (arr. for piano solo)
    Shostakovich: Prelude and Fugue in D Minor, op. 84, no. 24

     

Musicians

  • Ilya Poletaev harpsichord & fortepiano
  • Harpsichord & Chamber Organ