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Absolutely Superb

The Altius Quartet
plays Shostakovich -
recommended by
GEOFF PEARCE

'I hope that the Altius Quartet goes on to record the whole cycle, and perhaps the Piano Quintets and Trios as well. This is a very fine ensemble of exciting young musicians.'

Altius Quartet - Shostakovich: String Quartets 7, 8 and 9. © 2017 Navona Records LLC

On this disc are my favourite Shostakovich String Quartets. (I have them all on a fabulous set, quite a few years old now, with the esteemed Borodin Quartet.) The performers here truly understand this music and play with great precision, feeling and empathy, and I enjoyed this performance very much.

The seventh string quartet, dedicated to Shostakovich's first wife, is quite a tempestuous work and goes through a large range of emotions...

Copyright © 4 January 2018 Geoff Pearce,
Sydney, Australia

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ALTIUS QUARTET - SHOSTAKOVICH: STRING QUARTETS 7, 8 AND 9

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH

NAVONA RECORDS

STRING QUARTETS

CHAMBER MUSIC

RUSSIA

WORLD WAR II

STRING MUSIC

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