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Prelude and Fugue in G-sharp minor

Sergei Taneyev (1856-1915) is an emblematic figure in the development of music in Russia. As a pianist, composer and renowned pedagogue, he transmitted his teaching inherited from Piotr Tchaikovsky and Nikolai Rubinstein to a whole generation of pianist-composers, including Scriabin, Rachmaninov and Medtner. Although best known for his cantatas, symphonies and chamber music, his piano music contains a few jewels, such as this Prelude and Fugue in G-sharp minor. The Prelude, with its languid and refined atmosphere, precedes a fugue of formidable virtuosity.

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