Tuesday, September 25, 2018

German Dzhaparidze: Prelude and Fugue in E major

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkMjmSzToU8

The Dzhaparidze cycle isn't published and I hope that can change some time soon.  Meanwhile, this is Colucci's recorded performance of  the prelude and fugue in E major.  The prelude has a warm, languid feel to it, it kind of reminds me of Villa-Lobos' Prelude 5 in terms of its mood if you took out the minor-key middle episode.

The fugue is a perky 12/8 subject and of the fugues in E major I've heard so far this one is, easily, the most charming. 

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