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CDS44091/6 - Shostakovich: The Complete String Quartets
CDS44091/6
(Originally issued on CDA67153/8)
Recording details: Various dates
St Petersburg Recording Studio, Russia
Produced by Alexander Gerutsky
Engineered by Gerhard Tses
Release date: January 2006
Total duration: 434 minutes 54 seconds

'These players approach Shostakovich's mighty cycle with a natural authority that's unanswerable, along with tireless precision and virtuosity, plus a wonderful command of the music's way of switching between sunlight and shadow when you least expect it' (Classic FM Magazine)

'the St Petersburg musicians play with tremendous control of technique and expression; the effect is one of huge emotional strength' (Birmingham Post)

The Complete String Quartets
CD1
Overture  [8'44]
Waltz  [6'10]
Allegretto  [6'58]
Adagio  [5'25]
Moderato  [10'38]
CD2
Allegretto  [3'47]
Andantino  [6'16]
Allegretto  [4'02]
Allegretto  [10'22]
Allegretto  [6'43]
Lento  [4'55]
Largo  [4'38]
Allegro molto  [2'36]
Allegretto  [4'37]
Largo  [4'46]
Largo  [3'38]
CD3
Allegro non troppo  [11'55]
Andante  [9'12]
Allegretto  [3'18]
Lento  [4'05]
Allegro  [5'56]
Adagio  [4'22]
Allegretto  [4'05]
Adagio  [4'01]
Allegro  [10'06]
CD4
Moderato  [7'12]
Allegretto  [9'09]
Adagio  [10'01]
Allegretto  [9'14]
Andante  [4'19]
CD5
Etude: Allegro  [1'19]
Elegy: Adagio  [4'27]
Finale: Moderato  [3'56]
Elegy: Adagio  [10'54]
Serenade: Adagio  [5'38]
Nocturne: Adagio  [4'39]
Epilogue: Adagio  [6'51]
CD6
Andante  [7'46]
Largo  [4'59]
Allegretto  [11'28]
Moderato  [4'01]
Moderato  [4'32]
Allegro molto  [2'01]
Allegro  [3'10]
Prelude  [5'10]
Fugue  [11'47]
Scherzo  [3'29]
Intermezzo  [7'31]
Finale  [6'58]
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'Shostakovich: String Quartets Nos 4, 6 & 8' (CDA67154)
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'Shostakovich: String Quartets Nos 5, 7 & 9' (CDA67155)
Shostakovich: String Quartets Nos 5, 7 & 9
'Shostakovich: String Quartets Nos 10, 12 & 14' (CDA67156)
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'Shostakovich: String Quartets Nos 11, 13 & 15' (CDA67157)
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'Shostakovich: Quartet No. 1, Quintet & Trio No. 2' (CDA67158)
Shostakovich: Quartet No. 1, Quintet & Trio No. 2
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