The Idaho State University Music Department is pleased to present a Centennial Celebration of Dmitri Shostakovich by Dr. Kori Bond, professor of piano, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 and 28 in the Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.
Bond will a present a performance of the Complete 24 Preludes and Fugues of Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) in honor of the centennial of his birth. The set is comprised of two books containing 24 pieces each –12 preludes and 12 fugues. Because the set involves approximately 2-1/2 hours of playing, it will be spread over two evenings.
Tickets may be purchased at the door, by calling 282-3595, or by visiting the PAC Box Office from 12:30 to 5 p.m.
Bond has been interested in these pieces over the past several years and has planned this year as a celebratory time to perform and record the pieces. Her recording of the set will be released by Centaur Records early next year. Only seven recordings of the pieces have ever been made and only four are currently available, as compared with dozens if not hundreds of recordings of other standard piano works. Live performances of the complete set have only been given by Tatiana Nikoleyeva, the pianist to whom the pieces were dedicated, in the middle of the 20th century. [Read more…]