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The Mad Hatter

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Shostakovich's Preludes and Fugues
« on: June 07, 2007, 02:04:39 AM »
I'm currently listening to Keith Jarrett's recording...it doesn't really do much for me...

Can anyone recommend a better one? Did Gould do a recording of them?

Harry

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Re: Shostakovich's Preludes and Fugues
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2007, 02:15:46 AM »
Well I thought the Naxos recording very fine. :)

The Mad Hatter

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Re: Shostakovich's Preludes and Fugues
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2007, 02:21:17 AM »
Well I thought the Naxos recording very fine. :)

Is that Jeno Jando? I'm a little lukewarm towards his Bach Preludes and Fugues, so I don't know if I'd like the Shostakovich.

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Re: Shostakovich's Preludes and Fugues
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2007, 02:23:27 AM »
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Re: Shostakovich's Preludes and Fugues
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2007, 02:24:46 AM »
*Wikis*

Ah, I might just get that one then, thanks guys.

Harry

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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2007, 02:25:14 AM »
 :)

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Re: Shostakovich's Preludes and Fugues
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2007, 02:30:29 AM »
Not very helpful since I've nothing to compare it to. But I've enjoyed Nikolaeva's op. 87.
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Re: Shostakovich's Preludes and Fugues
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2007, 02:35:10 AM »
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Re: Shostakovich's Preludes and Fugues
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2007, 04:18:54 AM »
Richter is the only name worth mentioning IMO. I think there's a new BBC Legends disc coming out with a larger-than-normal selection of them. Otherwise hunt around on labels like Praga and Melodya. He played quite a lot of them and no one played or plays them better.

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Re: Shostakovich's Preludes and Fugues
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2007, 04:21:25 AM »
Richter is the only name worth mentioning IMO.

The respectful opposition says Nikolayeva is the only name worth mentioning.

(Well, the respectful opposition would not normally express themselves in such terms, of course.)

The Scherbakov is good, too;  so I find that a name worth mentioning, as well.

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Re: Shostakovich's Preludes and Fugues
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2007, 04:54:41 AM »
Did Gould do a recording of them?

No, but Richter recorded selected numbers.  Some were on Supraphon and some on Philips, with luckily only one duplication, P&F4.  Worth seeking out.  Otherwise, Scherbakov (Naxos) and Nikolayeva (Regis) are good

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Re: Shostakovich's Preludes and Fugues
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2007, 06:36:38 AM »
Ashkenazy's set is good. As is Nikolayeva's second Moscow set (Regis).

Richter's scraps (Philips, Supraphon, Pyramid) are well worth seeking out.



 
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Re: Shostakovich's Preludes and Fugues
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2007, 07:44:26 AM »
The respectful opposition says Nikolayeva is the only name worth mentioning.

(Well, the respectful opposition would not normally express themselves in such terms, of course.)

The Scherbakov is good, too;  so I find that a name worth mentioning, as well.

Nikolayeva often was mentioned in the the old forum for these works, but apparently she recorded a number of sets w/ varying recommendations.  I agree w/ Karl & Harry about the Scherbakov performance on Naxos, which I own (also have had the Jarrett discs for years, but never did a back-back comparision, although I prefer the Naxos offering among those two); not sure if any 'newer' sets have emerged in the last year or so, but will be interested in additional comments & recommendations -  :)


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Re: Shostakovich's Preludes and Fugues
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2007, 08:31:53 AM »
Anyone heard Mustonen?

karlhenning

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Re: Shostakovich's Preludes and Fugues
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2007, 08:33:46 AM »
Anyone heard Mustonen?

Don has found him wanting.

SimonGodders

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Re: Shostakovich's Preludes and Fugues
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2007, 08:34:58 AM »
Richter is the only name worth mentioning IMO. I think there's a new BBC Legends disc coming out with a larger-than-normal selection of them. Otherwise hunt around on labels like Praga and Melodya. He played quite a lot of them and no one played or plays them better.

That bloody Richter! Seem's to have a monopoly on everything, he can't have been that good.... :-\ ;)

SimonGodders

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Re: Shostakovich's Preludes and Fugues
« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2007, 08:36:16 AM »
Don has found him wanting.

I see, and Don is a 'fan' of Mustonen I believe...

Probably give his a miss then.

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Re: Shostakovich's Preludes and Fugues
« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2007, 08:40:11 AM »
That bloody Richter! Seem's to have a monopoly on everything, he can't have been that good.... :-\ ;)
:D I think Chopin, in general, is free from his grip.

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Re: Shostakovich's Preludes and Fugues
« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2007, 08:42:24 AM »
:D I think Chopin, in general, is free from his grip.

I might have to disagree there with you Orbital, but realise he's not a first choice for many in Chopin... ;)

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Re: Shostakovich's Preludes and Fugues
« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2007, 08:46:12 AM »
I might have to disagree there with you Orbital, but realise he's not a first choice for many in Chopin... ;)
Except for a few etudes, he never piqued my interest there.

On the topic subject, I only have Ashkenazy as a full set (and whatever Richter has from either his Kiev or Prague series, can't remember which).  I like Ashkenazy, but I should try Nikolayeva too