Shostakovich: 24 Preludes & Fugues Talk & Concert | University of Oxford

Shostakovich: 24 Preludes & Fugues Talk & Concert

Speaker
Jonathan Powell, Marina Frolova-Walker
Event date
Event time
18:45 - 22:30
Venue
Jacqueline du Pré Music Building
St Hilda's College
Cowley Place
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX4 1DY
Event type
Concerts
Event cost
£5 students, £13 stalls, £18 gallery
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Recommended

Shostakovich wrote his massive cycle of 24 Preludes and Fugues Op. 87 in the space of only four months. A fusion of Bachian archetypes, a particularly Russian counterpoint (instigated in the late 19th century by Taneyev), Soviet classicism and Shostakovich’s unmistakable voice, Shostakovich’s Op. 87 quickly became a cornerstone of twentieth-century piano polyphony.

Livestreamed on our website from 6.45pm

Jonathan Powell is a pianist and composer. After studies with Denis Matthews and Sulamita Aronovsky, he established an international career as a soloist, his programmes ranging from standard Classical and Romantic repertoire to contemporary and little-known 20th century works. He has performed widely in Europe, as well as in Russia and the US; he has also appeared on national radio of many countries and recorded about 20 CDs.

A JdP Music Circle drinks reception will take place during the interval of this performance.