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Shostakovich and Weinberg
string quartets -
heard by
ANDREW SCHARTMANN

'... virtuoso passages leap off the page with excitement ...'

The Soviet Experience Vol III - String Quartets by Dmitri Shostakovich and his contemporaries - Pacifica Quartet. © 2013 Cedille Records

There's no shortage of prodigious Shostakovich quartet cycles. A special hint of the composer's spirit adorns those recorded by the Beethoven and Borodin quartets, both of whom worked intimately with Dmitri in the Soviet Union. And a more recent effort by the Emerson Quartet provides a veritable model of perfection for aspiring ensembles. Yet even amidst such competition, the Pacifica Quartet carves out a space of its own — a space to be respected on its own terms as a unique and indispensable contribution to the Shostakovich library...

Copyright © 30 December 2013 Andrew Schartmann,
Connecticut USA

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SOVIET EXPERIENCE VOLUME III - PACIFICA QUARTET

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH

MIECZYSLAW WEINBERG

CEDILLE RECORDS

STRING QUARTETS

RUSSIA

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