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Fragments, Vol. 2

Album Summary

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 8 in C minor, Op. 110
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 9 in E flat major, Op. 117
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 11 in F minor, Op. 122
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Unfinished String Quartet
>Unspecified : Untitled CD-ROM Track
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 10 in A flat major, Op. 118
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 12 in D flat major, Op. 133
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 13 in B flat minor, Op. 138
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 14 in F sharp major, Op. 142
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 15 in E flat minor, Op. 144
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Prelude & Fugue for piano no 17 in A flat major, Op. 87/17
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Prelude & Fugue for piano no 1 in C major, Op. 87/1
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Notes & Reviews:

These fabled works dating from 1960–1975 represent some of Shostakovich's most bitterly frank, occasionally transcendental essays for the string quartet. At times poignant yet occasionally ribald, these performances have been called utterly compelling. Unique in this stunning survey is a fine performance of his "Unfinished" quartet, the first recording of what was originally to have been Shostakovich's 9th Quartet, discovered and published in 2003. Additionally, listeners will find two more of Zakarias Grafilo's extraordinary transcriptions of the 1950/51 Preludes and Fugues for Piano Op. 87.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York City (11/13/2005); American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York City (2006-01-16&2006-01-17&2006-).



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>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 8 in C minor, Op. 110
  • Notes: American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York City (11/13/2005); American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York City (2006-01-16&2006-01-17&2006-)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1960

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 9 in E flat major, Op. 117
  • Notes: American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York City (11/13/2005); American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York City (2006-01-16&2006-01-17&2006-)
  • Running Time: 27 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1964

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 11 in F minor, Op. 122
  • Notes: American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York City (11/13/2005); American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York City (2006-01-16&2006-01-17&2006-)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1966

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Unfinished String Quartet :: Moderato
  • Notes: American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York City (11/13/2005); American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York City (2006-01-16&2006-01-17&2006-)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1961

>Unspecified : Untitled CD-ROM Track
  • Period Time: Modern

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 10 in A flat major, Op. 118
  • Notes: American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York City (11/13/2005); American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York City (2006-01-16&2006-01-17&2006-)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1964

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 12 in D flat major, Op. 133
  • Notes: American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York City (11/13/2005); American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York City (2006-01-16&2006-01-17&2006-)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1968

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 13 in B flat minor, Op. 138
  • Notes: American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York City (11/13/2005); American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York City (2006-01-16&2006-01-17&2006-)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1969-1970

>Unspecified : Untitled CD-ROM Track
  • Period Time: Modern

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 14 in F sharp major, Op. 142
  • Notes: American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York City (11/13/2005); American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York City (2006-01-16&2006-01-17&2006-)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1973

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 15 in E flat minor, Op. 144
  • Notes: American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York City (11/13/2005); American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York City (2006-01-16&2006-01-17&2006-)
  • Running Time: 33 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1974

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Prelude & Fugue for piano no 17 in A flat major, Op. 87/17
  • Notes: American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York City (11/13/2005); American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York City (2006-01-16&2006-01-17&2006-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1950-1951

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Prelude & Fugue for piano no 1 in C major, Op. 87/1
  • Notes: American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York City (11/13/2005); American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York City (2006-01-16&2006-01-17&2006-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1950-1951

>Unspecified : Untitled CD-ROM Track
  • Period Time: Modern