The third and final segment of the Bach-Shostakovich Preludes and Fugues pairing. Shostakovich wrote his set of Preludes and Fugues (op. 87) two centuries after Bach penned his influential Well-Tempered Clavier.
Preludes and Fugues by Bach and Shostakovich played alongside each other. Shostakovich was inspired to write his collection of 24 Preludes and Fugues after hearing pianist Tatiana Nikolayeva playing Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier at Leipzig's 1950 Bicentennial Bach competition.