||Dmitry Shostakovich was an important Russia composer and pianist in the 20th century. In compare the quantity of his complete outputs, the numbers of the solo piano pieces was a small amount, but the use of the piano instrument occupies a major part within his compositions. For instance, Shostakovich employs piano in his symphonies, nos. 1, 5, and 7. Moreover, he also wrote many chamber music works with piano, and two piano concertos.|
The study of the lecture recital document focus on the discussion of Shostakovich early piano composition, Twenty-Four Preludes, op. 34, written between 1932 and 1933. In addition to the introduction, the discussion includes: the historical background of Russian music of early and middle twentieth century, the life of Shostakovich, the brief of the development of the prelude, the writing techniques, performance techniques, and the interpretation of Twenty-Four Preludes. Twenty-Four Preludes does not only present the previous traditions of stylistic features, but also permeated with the spirit of innovation.