Sunday 10th October 2021 - 2:00pm The Red House, Aldeburgh
with an introduction by the composer
Christopher Brown’s 24 Preludes and Fugues for solo piano is a magnum opus of some 2.5 hours duration which has occupied the composer on and off for the last decade. Taking a cue from Elgar’s Enigma Variations, each Prelude and Fugue is dedicated to and depicts in a musical way the composer’s close friends and family, all the while imbued with the two signature themes of Bach and Shostakovitch, whose own Well-Tempered Clavier and 24 Preludes and Fugues were musical inspiration. Sections of the work will be performed here for the first time by pianist Nathan Williamson, who will record the work for the Lyrita label in 2022. Composer and pianist will delve into this fascinating work in a pre-concert discussion.