Shostakovich's Preludes and Fugues
Contexts, Style, Performance
Imprint: Yale University Press
This is the first book-length study of Shostakovich’s Twenty-Four Preludes and Fugues for piano, Opus 87. Mark Mazullo explains the cultural context in which Shostakovich composed, relates the cycle to piano works (by Bach, Hindemith, and others), and offers individual commentaries on each of the Preludes and Fugues.
“Written with great style and flair . . . a compelling and cogent case for the art of Shostakovich.”—John Rego, Notes~John Rego, Notes
"Clear and convincing . . . there is much information articulated here that is useful for most readers who are interested in tackling the mysterious puzzle of Shostakovich's style."—Kori Bond, Clavier Companion~Kori Bond, Clavier Companion