Shostakovich - String Quartets 5, 8 & 11 | Evidence Classics EVCD018

Shostakovich - String Quartets 5, 8 & 11


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Label: Evidence Classics

Cat No: EVCD018

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 16th September 2016



This recording from the Quatuor Debussy offers a comparative look at the works for string quartet by Dmitri Shostakovich. The programme features String Quartet No. 5 [1952], No. 8 [1960] and No. 11 [1966]: one from each of the composer's three creative periods, presented in reverse chronological order. The fifth and eighth quartets share a five note motif that also appears in Symphony No. 10.

The Quatuor Debussy were the first signing to new label Evidence Classics back in 2014. Founded by Nicolas Bartholomée, who also founded Ambroisie, Aparté and Little Tribeca, and Emmanuel Chollet, the creator of label Fiat Lux and ex EMI / Virgin France, Timpani Records and Believe Digital, Evidence is intended to be based on the greatest French and foreign virtuosos but also young talents who will have the freedom to explore many different directories and musical genres.

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