Bach Hour playlist for 03/30/2012

Elias.7 Dagher
Artist Title Album Label Link
J.S. Bach Selections from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I (BWV 846-869) Sergey Schepkin, piano Ongaku
Dmitri Shostakovich Selections from the Preludes and Fugues, op. 87 Alexander Melnikov, piano Harmonia Mundi

Preludes and Fugues by Bach and Shostakovich played alongside each other. Shostakovich was inspired to write his collection of 24 Preludes and Fugues after hearing pianist Tatiana Nikolayeva playing Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier at Leipzig's 1950 Bicentennial Bach competition.