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Offline ptibber

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Which Shostakovich prelude
« on: July 16, 2021, 01:27:31 PM »
Hello everyone, I am around grade 6 late starter and would like to have a go at a Shostakovich prelude. There are a lot out there. Any recommendations?  Thanks

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Re: Which Shostakovich prelude
«Reply #1 on: July 16, 2021, 02:12:39 PM »
Go for the first one (C major) from his set of 24 Preludes and Fugues. It's lovely and hitting the right notes is not hard. The challenge is in voicing and phrasing.

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Re: Which Shostakovich prelude
«Reply #2 on: July 17, 2021, 09:36:54 PM »


I learned this one as a wee lad, very easy.  Just the prelude ofc

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Re: Which Shostakovich prelude
«Reply #3 on: July 18, 2021, 12:20:09 AM »
That's beautiful - I've got to learn it, and the fugue does not sound any harder than lots of Bach WTC fugues.

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Re: Which Shostakovich prelude
«Reply #4 on: July 18, 2021, 01:32:57 AM »
These preludes+fugues from Shostakovich are generally challenging if you intend to hold each note for the exact time that is written. Sure if you just play a note and release it these are easy, but be warned!
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Re: Which Shostakovich prelude
«Reply #5 on: July 18, 2021, 05:57:28 PM »
Very nice recommendation.  I've been dithering around with the pretty long Dm off and on, but I should make it a point to come back to the C major, which seems not only concise, but much more approachable on a casual level.
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Re: Which Shostakovich prelude
«Reply #6 on: July 27, 2021, 05:56:34 PM »
No. 14 is also nice.  Just some tremolos is all that's going on, I think Richter does it two-handed to start off to get that real siren sound: