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Shostakovich: String Quartets Nos. 5, 7 and 9

Shostakovich: String Quartets Nos. 5, 7 and 9

This well-chosen trio of quartets by Shostakovich continues the St Petersburg Quartet's cycle (already issued are Nos.2 and 3 and 4, 6 and 8), which has firmly established the pedigree of this young group. The four have daringly entered a field dominated by the Borodin Quartet, and it is a measure of their success that they are able to bring their own stamp to these works. The Seventh Quartet, Op.108 is the shortest of the entire cycle, but nevertheless acts as much more than an interlude between Nos.5 and 9. Although close in some ways to the Fitzwilliam Quartet's interpretation, the Hyperion performance is easily the more convincing, highlighting the otherworldly effects and daring sound world. The immediate recording captures ...


Shostakovich: String Quartets Nos. 2 & 3

Shostakovich: String Quartets Nos. 2 & 3

HYP 67153; HYPERION - Inghilterra; Classica da camera Quartetto archi


String Quartets Nos. 4, 6 and 8

String Quartets Nos. 4, 6 and 8

Quatuors à cordes n° 4 Op. 83, n° 6 Op. 101 & n° 8 Op. 110 / Quatuor de St. Petersbourg - With interest in Shostakovich, the man and his music, showing no sign of slowing down, it's good to see his 15 String Quartets gaining recognition for the revealing and often disturbing "inner autobiography" that they are. No. 4, written at a time (1949) when Soviet Jewish culture was under real threat, has a tangible sense of laughter through tears that must have proved heartening to those few able to hear what was then an "underground" work. No. 6 (1956) has a similarly bitter-sweet quality, though here the music is more relaxed, with a Haydnesque wit in the genial ...


String Quartets 10, 12 & 14 (St. Petersburg String Quartet)

String Quartets 10, 12 & 14 (St. Petersburg String Quartet)

HYP 67156; HYPERION - Inghilterra; Classica da camera Quartetto archi - Music


Shostakovich: The complete String Quartets

Shostakovich: The complete String Quartets


Shostakovich: String Quartets Nos. 3, 5, 7

Shostakovich: String Quartets Nos. 3, 5, 7


Shostakovich-String Quartets Nos 11, 13 & 15

Shostakovich-String Quartets Nos 11, 13 & 15


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