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String Quartets by Dmitri Shostakovich and his Contemporaries

CDR 90000 127

NEW RELEASE

Playing time: 57'35" / 60'05" - TT 117'40"
Tracks: 7 + 12
Booklet pages: 28
© 2011 Cedille Records
Reviewer: Howard Smith
Review of String Quartets by Dmitri Shostakovich and his Contemporaries published on 6 February 2012

Listen: Miaskovsky: Presto fantastico (Quartet No 13) (CD2 track 10, 0:00-0:47)

Pacifica Quartet:
Simin Ganatra, violin
Sibbi Bernhardsson, violin
Masumi Per Rostad, viola
Brandon Vamos, cello

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975):

CD1

String Quartet No 5 in B flat Op 92
1 Allegro non troppo
2 Andante
3 Moderato - Allegretto - Andante

String Quartet No 6 in G, Op 101
4 Allegretto
5 Moderato con moto
6 Lento
7 Allegretto

CD2

String Quartet No 7 in F sharp minor, Op 108
1 Allegretto
2 Andante
3 Moderato - Allegretto - Andante

String Quartet No 8 in C minor, Op 110
4 Largo
5 Allegro molto
6 Allegretto
7 Largo
8 Largo

Nikolai Miaskovsky (1881-1950):

String Quartet No 13 in A minor, Op 86
9 Moderato
10 Presto fantastico
11 Andante con moto e molto cantabile
12 Molto vivo, energico

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