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24 Preludes, Op. 34

By Dmitri Shostakovich

Piano - SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Composed by Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). 20th Century. Instrumental solo book. With standard notation (does not include words to the songs). Composed 1932-33. Published by International Music Company (IM.583).

Item Number: IM.583

9x12 inches.

This title has selections that range in difficulty from SMP Level 7-10.

About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)

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Very advanced level, very difficult note reading, frequent time signature changes, virtuosic level technical facility needed.

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  • 5

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  • October 17, 2011 A wonderful gem!

    These are truly a wonderful gem! However, would require a fairy technically secure technique to bring these underrated masterpieces to justice...

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  • 5

    Dilara Khalilova, piano teacher
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  • March 07, 2008 24 jems, that must be discovered in US.

    Shostakovich is a genius of the 20th Century. This work was written, when the most of composer's works were under the government "tabu". This short pieces are not just a pictures of Russian Soviet reality, but composer's very personal feelings about time and cituation. Each prelude is a...

    very beautiful piece, but you have to discover underwater streams, like pain and tears, mostly sarcasm and anger for unhuman and anticultural Soviet Sistem. For many years this opus was forbid in music colleges.

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