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Preludes and Fugues

Stephen Johnson leads a workshop on the Preludes and Fugues of Bach and Shostakovich, recorded in Manchester as part of the Royal Northern College of Music's 2004 mini-festival exploring Bach and counterpoint.

Stephen is joined by Gary Cooper (harpsichord), who plays extracts from the second book of Bach's 48 Preludes and Fugues, and by pianist Alexander Melnikov, who performs four of the set of 24 Preludes and Fugues which Shostakovich composed in homage to Bach.

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58 minutes


Role Contributor
Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Composer Dmitry Shostakovich