Preludes (Kabalevsky)

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Dmitry Kabalevsky's Preludes, Op. 38 are a set of 24 piano pieces in the Chopinian model, each based on a folksong and each in a different key. It was composed in 1943–44, and dedicated to Nikolai Myaskovsky, his teacher. It is one of a number of examples of music written in all 24 major and minor keys.

The score is headed by a quote from Mikhail Lermontov on Russian folksong.

List of preludes[edit]

  1. Andantino. C major. 27 bars.
  2. Scherzando. A minor. 38 bars.
  3. Vivace leggiero. G major. 53 bars
  4. Andantino. E minor. 63 bars.
  5. Andante sostenuto. D major. 45 bars.
  6. Allegro molto. B minor. 35 bars.
  7. Moderato e tranquillo. A major. 26 bars.
  8. Andante non troppo. Semplice e cantando – Poco Agitato – Tempo I. F-sharp minor. 29 bars.
  9. Allegretto scherzando – Poco più mosso. E major. 63 bars.
  10. Non troppo allegro ma agitato. Recitando, rubato – Largo – Come prima – Largo. C-sharp minor. 43 bars.
  11. Vivace scherzando. B major. 61 bars.
  12. Adagio. G-sharp minor. 35 bars.
  13. Allegro non troppo. F-sharp major. 69 bars.
  14. Prestissimo possibile. E-flat minor. 100 bars.
  15. Allegretto marcato. D-flat major. 32 bars.
  16. Allegro tenebroso. B-flat minor. 59 bars.
  17. Andantino tranquillo. A-flat major. 41 bars.
  18. Largamente con gravita. F minor. 13 bars.
  19. Allegretto. E-flat major. 35 bars.
  20. Andantino semplice. C minor. 53 bars.
  21. Festivamente. Non troppo allegro. B-flat major. 57 bars.
  22. Scherzando. Non troppo allegro. G minor. 62 bars.
  23. Andante sostenuto. F major. 30 bars.
  24. Allegro feroce – Meno mosso. Marciale. – Pochissimo più mosso – Poco meno mosso.. D minor. 105 bars.

References[edit]

  • Peters's edition of the score; Edition Peters Mo. 4785 – E.P.122225 – Licence-no. 415-300/285/73. Röderdruck, Leipzig (GDR)