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Prelude and Fugue in E minor

composer
1926

 
Finally we have the Prelude and Fugue in E minor which was written in 1926 and, like the earlier Op 62, was also later arranged for organ. It is dedicated to Leonid Nikolayev, a friend of Glazunov and also Shostakovich’s piano professor at the St Petersburg Conservatory. There is a great confidence in the musical material which, like the Idylle, Op 103, written in the same year, is surprising considering Glazunov’s poor health and general difficulties at the time.

from notes by Stephen Coombs © 1996

À l’instar de l’op. 62 antérieur, le Prélude et fugue en mi mineur composée en 1926 fut, par la suite, arrangée pour orgue. Glazounov la dédia à son ami Leonid Nicolayev, également professeur de piano de Chostakovitch au conservatoire de Saint-Pétersbourg. Une superbe assurance émane du matériau musical qui est—comme l’Idylle, op. 103, composé la même année—surprenant, compte tenu tant de la santé précaire de Glazounov que des difficultés de l’époque.

extrait des notes rédigées par Stephen Coombs © 1996
Français: Hyperion Records Ltd

Schließlich haben wir Präludium und Fuge in e-Moll, ein Werk, das 1926 komponiert und wie das frühere op. 62 später für Orgel umgeschrieben wurde. Es ist Leonid Nikolajew gewidmet, einem Freund Glasunows und zudem Klavierprofessor von Schostakowitsch am Petersburger Konservatorium. Zieht man Glasunows schlechten Gesundheitszustand und seine allgemeinen Schwierigkeiten in Betracht, so strahlt das musikalische Material eine erstaunliche Zuversicht aus, so wie Idylle, op. 103, das im selben Jahr erschien.

aus dem Begleittext von Stephen Coombs © 1996
Deutsch: Ute Mansfeldt

Recordings

Glazunov: The Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol. 3
CDA66855Archive Service

Details

Movement 1: Prelude
Track 11 on CDA66855 [3'12] Archive Service
Movement 2: Fugue
Track 12 on CDA66855 [8'35] Archive Service

Track-specific metadata for CDH55223 track 11

Movement 1: Prelude
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-96-85511
Duration
3'12
Recording date
27 October 1995
Recording venue
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Paul Spicer
Recording engineer
Ken Blair
Hyperion usage
  1. Glazunov: The Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol. 3 (CDA66855)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: May 1996
    Archive Service
  2. Glazunov: The Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol. 3 (CDH55223)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: May 2006
    Deletion date: May 2013
    Superseded by CDA66855
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