Archive for November, 2004

Shostakovich, 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87

Thursday, November 4th, 2004

Dmitri Shostakovich, 1906-1975

24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87, (for piano), 1951
24 Jewels

Here is a simple list of famous composers featured on earsense: Bach, Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. Most of you from a Western European derived civilization will at least know these names as you would know Shakespeare, Da Vinci, Darwin, Freud and Einstein. earsense is devoted to encouraging you to know their music as you would the Beatles or Duke Ellington.

Do you know the name Shostakovich?

Dmitri Shostakovich was a purely 20th century Soviet Russian composer of towering significance. He can be unequivocally added to the possible Mount Rushmore of the first sentence: Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Shostakovich. (more…)