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Shostakovich: String Quartets Nos. 3, 4, 7 / Meta4

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>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 3 in F major, Op. 73
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 4 in D major, Op. 83
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 7 in F sharp minor, Op. 108

Album Summary

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 3 in F major, Op. 73
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 4 in D major, Op. 83
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 7 in F sharp minor, Op. 108
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Notes & Reviews:

For this new release, Meta4 gives the String Quartets of Shostakovich their attention. The young Finnish string quartet has recently become one of the world's top quartets. Founded in 2001, the four musicians won the Shostakovich Competition in 2004 in Moscow and won the Haydn Competition in 2007 in Vienna. Meta4's repertoire includes works from Haydn to the present day, with many works especially written for them. Their first CD received wide critical acclaim and several coveted awards including the Prize of the German Record Critics' Award and the 2010 Echo Klassik Award.

Gramophone Magazine, Awards Issue 2012
Unlike most of their peers, Meta4 have found their way to the particular world of musicality that Shostakovich inhabits...Listen to the highly contrapuntal central section of the first movement of the Thrid Quartet and marvel at the range and precision of colour and articulation...I'm not sure I've ever heard the opening folk-like Allegretto of No. 4 more subtly explored.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Sellosali, Espoo, Finnland (01/05/2012-01/08/2012).



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Works Details

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 3 in F major, Op. 73
  • Ensemble: Meta4
  • Notes: Sellosali, Espoo, Finnland (01/05/2012-01/08/2012)
  • Running Time: 31 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1946

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 4 in D major, Op. 83
  • Notes: Sellosali, Espoo, Finnland (01/05/2012-01/08/2012)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1949

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 7 in F sharp minor, Op. 108
  • Notes: Sellosali, Espoo, Finnland (01/05/2012-01/08/2012)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1960