Shostakovich - String Quartets Nos 1, 8 & 14 | Decca 4788205

Shostakovich - String Quartets Nos 1, 8 & 14


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Label: Decca

Cat No: 4788205

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 23rd March 2015



The original Borodin Quartet was founded in 1945 in the Soviet Union and this release marks the Quartet’s 70th anniversary. They enjoyed a close relationship with Shostakovich, and often worked with him as a new quartet was written (they also recorded the cycle).

Now, a new line-up - though still one that bears the characteristic Borodin sound (large, almost symphonic in scope and with a very distinctive way of phrasing) - starts a new cycle with works from very different periods in Shostakovich’s music life (No.1 from 1938, the ever-popular No.8 from 1960 and No.14 from 1972 - begun in Aldeburgh when the composer was staying there with Benjamin Britten).

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