Jenny Lin Plays Shostakovich


Pianist Jenny Lin


Shostakovich: Prelude and Fugue in A minor

Recorded live on WNYC’s “Soundcheck”


PIANIST JENNY LIN was born in Taiwan, raised in Austria, studied in Geneva and Baltimore and now calls New York City her home. Her musical tastes are similarly wide-ranging, with CDs embracing Russian revolutionaries, insomnia-themed works, and her latest, the blazingly difficult 24 Preludes of Shostakovich.



On February 25 pianist Jenny Lin—named by the Washington Post as “one of the most interesting pianists in America”-- will perform a recital presented by 92Y and SubCulture, featuring scintillating transcriptions and arrangements of music by Kreisler, Stravinsky, Rodgers, Loewe, Gershwin, Berlin and Arlen.  The recital takes place at the new New York hotspot Subculture.  For more information go here

For more videos of pianist Jenny Lin performing, go here.



(From Wikipedia)

24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87 by Dmitri Shostakovich is a set of 24 pieces (that is, 24 prelude-fugue pairs) for solo piano, one in each of the major and minor keys of the chromatic scale. The cycle was composed in the years 1950/51 while Shostakovich was in Moscow, and premiered by pianist Tatiana Nikolayeva in Leningrad in December 1952; it was published the same year. The complete work takes about two and a half hours to play. It is considered one of the greatest examples of music written in all 24 major and minor keys.  READ MORE





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