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Track(s) taken from CDA66441/3

24 Preludes and Fugues, Op 87

composer
1950/1

Tatiana Nikolayeva (piano)
Recording details: September 1991
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Arthur Johnson
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: February 1991
Total duration: 162 minutes 2 seconds

Cover artwork: Frontispiece for Pushkin’s The Bronze Horseman by Alexander Nikolayevich Benois (1870-1960)
 
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No 1a: Prelude in C major  [2'28]
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No 2a: Prelude in A minor  [0'56]
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No 3a: Prelude in G major  [1'56]
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No 4a: Prelude in E minor  [3'11]
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No 5a: Prelude in D major  [1'44]
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No 6a: Prelude in B minor  [2'20]
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No 7a: Prelude in A major  [1'19]
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No 8a: Prelude in F sharp minor  [1'15]
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No 9a: Prelude in E major  [2'33]
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No 10a: Prelude in C sharp minor  [1'46]
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No 11a: Prelude in B major  [1'24]
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No 12a: Prelude in G sharp minor  [5'13]
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No 13a: Prelude in F sharp major  [2'28]
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No 14a: Prelude in E flat minor  [4'45]
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No 15a: Prelude in D flat major  [3'13]
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No 16a: Prelude in B flat minor  [3'12]
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No 17a: Prelude in A flat major  [1'46]
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No 18a: Prelude in F minor  [3'05]
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No 19a: Prelude in E flat major  [2'26]
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No 20a: Prelude in C minor  [3'54]
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No 21a: Prelude in B flat major  [1'31]
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No 22a: Prelude in G minor  [3'14]
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No 23a: Prelude in F major  [3'42]
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No 24a: Prelude in D minor  [3'53]
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Reviews

'This magnificent set courageously undertaken by Hyperion, a timely document of an interpretation fashioned from Nikolayeva's collaboration with the composer at the time of composition' (BBC Music Magazine Top 1000 CDs Guide)

'The recording is clear and atmospheric, and the playing has power, grandeur, character, intellectual clarity and unforced intensity' (Gramophone)

'The record that has given me greater pleasure than any other this year' (The Sunday Times)

'Performances which are at once gripping through their pianistic brilliancs and illuminating through their unflinching perception. Amazing' (Classic CD)

'A performing document of inestimable importance … Hyperion should be congratulated for masterminding this important issue' (CDReview)

'Where this work is concerned, as in her playing of much else, she has rightly been called his High Priestess' (Piano, Germany)

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