Dmitri Shostakovich – Prelude and Fugue in f sharp minor

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) was a Soviet Russian composer, pianist, and one of the most important musical figures of the 20th century.  A lot of his music is dissonant, melancholy, and has elements of the grotesque about it.  A lot of the grotesqueness in Shostakovich’s music is put in there on purpose to get back at Stalin and the communists which made Shostakovich’s life and millions of other people’s lives hell.

Despite all of the hardship that the composer experienced, he did compose some very beautiful music.  The Prelude and Fugue in f sharp minor is quite beautiful.

Here is a recording of the Prelude and Fugue in f sharp minor by Dmitri Shostakovich. It is played by Tatiana Nikolayeva.

Here is a link to the website where you can buy a recording of the complete preludes and fugues by Shostakovich played by Tatiana Nikoloyeva.

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