Polyphonic Dialogues

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Polyphonic Dialogues 45:39 $20.00
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1 Shchedrin: Two Polyphonic Pieces, No. 2: Basso Ostinato 3:25 96/24 Album only
2 Shchedrin: 24 Preludes and Fugues No. 1 in C major 0:26 96/24 Album only
3 Shchedrin: 24 Preludes and Fugues No. 1 in C major 1:12 96/24 Album only
4 Shchedrin: 24 Preludes and Fugues No. 2 in A minor 0:32 96/24 Album only
5 Shchedrin: 24 Preludes and Fugues No. 2 in A minor 2:21 96/24 Album only
6 Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues Op. 87 No. 2 in A minor 0:43 96/24 Album only
7 Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues Op. 87 No. 2 in A minor 1:06 96/24 Album only
8 Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues Op. 87 No. 4 in E minor 1:55 96/24 Album only
9 Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues Op. 87 No. 4 in E minor 3:34 96/24 Album only
10 Shchedrin: 24 Preludes and Fugues No. 3 in G major 0:51 96/24 Album only
11 Shchedrin: 24 Preludes and Fugues No. 3 in G major 1:41 96/24 Album only
12 Shchedrin: 24 Preludes and Fugues No. 7 in A major 0:24 96/24 Album only
13 Shchedrin: 24 Preludes and Fugues No. 7 in A major 1:29 96/24 Album only
14 Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues Op. 87 No. 5 in D major 1:12 96/24 Album only
15 Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues Op. 87 No. 5 in D major 1:20 96/24 Album only
16 Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues Op. 87 No. 7 in A major 1:04 96/24 Album only
17 Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues Op. 87 No. 7 in A major 1:54 96/24 Album only
18 Shchedrin: 24 Preludes and Fugues No. 8 in F sharp minor 0:48 96/24 Album only
19 Shchedrin: 24 Preludes and Fugues No. 8 in F sharp minor 1:33 96/24 Album only
20 Shchedrin: 24 Preludes and Fugues No. 10 in C sharp minor 1:21 96/24 Album only
21 Shchedrin: 24 Preludes and Fugues No. 10 in C sharp minor 1:23 96/24 Album only
22 Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues Op. 87 No. 12 in G sharp minor 3:19 96/24 Album only
23 Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues Op. 87 No. 12 in G sharp minor 2:51 96/24 Album only
24 Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues Op. 87 No. 15 in D flat major 2:17 96/24 Album only
25 Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues Op. 87 No. 15 in D flat major 1:32 96/24 Album only
26 Shchedrin: 24 Preludes and Fugues No. 14 in E flat minor 0:31 96/24 Album only
27 Shchedrin: 24 Preludes and Fugues No. 14 in E flat minor 2:03 96/24 Album only
28 Shchedrin: 24 Preludes and Fugues No. 19 in E flat major 0:37 96/24 Album only
29 Shchedrin: 24 Preludes and Fugues No. 19 in E flat major 1:04 96/24 Album only
30 Shchedrin: 25 Polyphonic Preludes (Polyphonic Notebook), No. 12: Toccatina-Collage 1:11 96/24 Album only

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The Russian composers Dmitri Shostakovich and Rodion Shchedrin each composed a set of 24 preludes and fugues for solo piano. When a selection from these sets are combined into a new arrangement, we get POLYPHONIC DIALOGUES that move between the boarders of tonality, often with rhythmic elements from the world of jazz. The dialogues are characterized by humour and irony, but also by melancholy and anger. There is a lot of playfulness, combined with seriousness, with perhaps a little greeting from Bach.

The polyphonic structure allows many voices to be heard at the same time. Sometimes disharmony arises, other times harmony; the distinctive character of each voice is preserved, however, while still giving the feeling that they belong together. It is precisely such a combining of voices which reveals life's diversity and complexity in human experience. Or to put it in the words of the Russian composer Mikhail Glinka, "everything in life is counterpoint; that is, contrast".