Shostakovich: Piano Quintet & String Quartet No 2

It is hard to envisage a more enticing prospect: Shostakovich’s densely woven String Quartet No 2 and his deceptively backward-looking Piano Quintet, performed by the stellar Takács Quartet and Marc-André Hamelin, generously notated by David Fanning, and lovingly recorded by Hyperion’s Simon Eadon and Andrew Keener team. Seventy minutes of post-Revolutionary Russian ecstasy.

CDA67987  70 minutes 26 seconds
‘Throughout [the Takács Quartet] bring great clarity and a subtle range of colour … the balance is unfailingly finely considered, and they’re beautifully recorded’ (Gramophone)
BBC Music Magazine
‘The great Soviet composer's chamber music is new to the discography of the Takács, arguably the world's most versatile string quartet. Here they strike up a tingling rapport with one of Hyperion's 'h ...