Inspired unquestionably by the Prelude in B-flat Minor from Shostakovich's Op. 87 (in the structure) and the Prelude and Fugue in E Minor from Kabalevski's Op. 61 (in the theme); despite drawing inspiration from two of my favourite works from two of my favourite Russian composers, though, I still feel there's something that's ... not quite done with this one. Perhaps I'll revisit it at a later date (maybe to add a fugue?), but for now I have a deadline to meet!