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Commanding Authority

Shostakovich and Schnittke
string quartets -
heard by
HOWARD SMITH

'... vivid sonic immediacy.'

The Soviet Experience Volume IV - Pacifica Quartet . © 2013 Cedille Records

In this (2014), their twentieth year together, the Bloomington-based Pacifica Quartet has indisputably acheived a secure niche in the American chamber music landscape.

During 2006 the Quartet featured on the cover of Gramophone and was heralded one of 'five new quartets you should know about': the only US quartet to make the list. In 2009, it was named 'Ensemble of the Year' by Musical America.

In 2011-12, the Pacifica played the Shostakovich quartet cycle in London's Wigmore Hall to great acclaim...

Copyright © 29 June 2014 Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand

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THE SOVIET EXPERIENCE VOLUME IV - PACIFICA QUARTET

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH

ALFRED SCHNITTKE

CEDILLE RECORDS

RUSSIA

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

CHAMBER MUSIC

INDIANA UNIVERSITY

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