BBC Music Magazine



Connor Gallagher, London

Recently I’ve been hooked on Shostakovi­ch’s Preludes and Fugues, in particular his Fugue No. 7 in A. Innocently nestled in the bunch, this gem sticks out for its distinct lack of dissonance – a huge contrast to Shostakovi­ch’s usual compositio­nal style of ambivalent harmony and disjunct melody. Pleasant or disquietin­g? It’s hard to decide.

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