World premiere of the 24 Preludes and Fugues

Saturday 3 January 2015, by Laurent (Vnouk) // Concerts and events

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Last december 14th was performed in Moscow the world premiereof the 24 Preludes and Fugues composed in the Gulag by Vsevolod Petrovich Zaderatsky.

This work composed in 1937/1938 in a labor camp, under conditions of extreme poverty, on telegrams forms, without piano, is strictly monumental, both for its inherent quality as by the circumstances of its genesis.

6 pianists from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory took turns for a 3 hours concert in the Rachmaninov Hall of the Conservatory : Ekaterina Mechetina, Andrei Gugnin, Nikita Mdoyants, Arseniy Tarasevich- Nicolaev, Fyodor Amirov and Andrei Yarochinsky.

Some links following to listen some Préludes and fugues :

  • The P&F 1 to 4 (C major, A minor, G major, E minor) performed by Ekaterina Mechetina during the concert on december 14 in Moscow : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agL…
  • The P&F N°2 in A minor, performed by Jascha Nemtsov during the concert on 8 november 2013 in Douai (France) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abq…
  • The P&F N°1 in C major and N°3 in G major, performed by Vadim Kholodenko during an evening concert of the class of Professor Vera Gornostaïeva in the Small Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, 23 February 2013 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Cd…
  • The P&F N°8 in F sharp minor and N°9 in E major, performed by Jascha Nemtsov during the concert organized in Vilnius by the European Humanities University in partnership with the Vilnius University, 22 may 2014 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMy…

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