Two pianos for Bach & Shostakovich

Pavel Kolesnikov & Samson Tsoy

Pianists Pavel Kolesnikov and Samson Tsoy are among today’s hottest young musical stars. Winners of the Honens Competition in Calgary and the Campilos de Malaga in Spain respectively, they offer us an alternation of preludes and fugues for piano by JS Bach and Dmitri Shostakovich. An ingenious idea, since Shostakovich’s collection was written in homage to Bach, in reference to the Well-Tempered Clavier. According to pianist Alexander Melnikov, a pupil of the great Lev Naumov, Shostakovich’s Opus 87 “expresses the voice of a tormented man, who still finds the strength to face life as it is, in all its diversity, its ugliness, and sometimes its beauty.”

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
Prelude and Fugue in C major, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 861

Dmitri Chostakovitch (1906 – 1975)
Prelude and Fugue C major no. 1, op.  87

J.S. Bach (1685 – 1750)
Prelude and Fugue in D minor, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II, BWV 885

Dmitri Chostakovitch (1906 – 1975)
Duo – Prelude in A major, op.87 and Bach Fugue in A major, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2

J.S. Bach (1685 – 1750)
Duo – Prelude in A major, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II and Shostakovich Fugue in A major

Dmitri Chostakovitch (1906 – 1975)
Prelude and Fugue in D minor no. 24, op. 87

J.S. Bach (1685 – 1750)
Prelude and Fugue in G minor, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 861

Dmitri Chostakovitch (1906 – 1975)
Prelude and Fugue C major no. 1, op. 87

Dmitri Chostakovitch (1906 – 1975)
Duo – Prelude and Fugue in B minor, op 87

J.S. Bach (1685 – 1750)
Prelude in A minor, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 861
Prelude and Fugue in E flat minor, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 861

Dmitri Chostakovitch (1906 – 1975)
Prelude and Fugue in E flat minor, op.87

J.S. Bach (1685 – 1750)
Prelude in F sharp major, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II, BWV 875
Duo – Prelude and Fugue in G minor, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II, BWV 875

Pavel KolesnikovSamson Tsoy, two pianos on stage

 

Photo credit: Joss McKinley

concert info

  • December 05, 2024 19:30
  • Bourgie Hall
  • keyboard
  • from 20$ to 85$
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