Bach Hour playlist for 03/30/2012
Selections from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I (BWV 846-869)
Selections from the Preludes and Fugues, op. 87
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.