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The Complete String Quartets by Dmitri Shostakovich; Quartets of Miaskovsky, Prokofiev, Weinberg & Schnittke / Pacifica Quartet

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  1. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 5 in B-Flat Major, Op. 92: I. Allegretto non troppo
  2. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 5 in B-Flat Major, Op. 92: II. Andante - Andantino - Andante - Andantino - Andante $0.99 on iTunes
  3. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 5 in B-Flat Major, Op. 92: III. Moderato - Allegretto - Andante
  4. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 6 in G Major, Op. 101: I. Allegretto $0.99 on iTunes
  5. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 6 in G Major, Op. 101: II. Moderato con moto $0.99 on iTunes
  6. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 6 in G Major, Op. 101: III. Lento $0.99 on iTunes
  7. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 6 in G Major, Op. 101: IV. Lento - Allegretto $0.99 on iTunes
  8. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 7 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 108: I. Allegretto $0.99 on iTunes
  9. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 7 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 108: II. Lento $0.99 on iTunes
  10. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 7 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 108: III. Allegro - Allegretto $0.99 on iTunes
  11. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110: I. Largo $0.99 on iTunes
  12. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110: II. Allegro molto $0.99 on iTunes
  13. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110: III. Allegretto $0.99 on iTunes
  14. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110: IV. Largo $0.99 on iTunes
  15. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110: V. Largo $0.99 on iTunes
  16. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 13 in A Minor, Op. 86: I. Moderato $0.99 on iTunes
  17. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 13 in A Minor, Op. 86: II. Presto fantastico $0.99 on iTunes
  18. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 13 in A Minor, Op. 86: III. Andante con moto e molto cantabile $0.99 on iTunes
  19. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 13 in A Minor, Op. 86: IV. Molto vivo, energico $0.99 on iTunes
  20. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 1 in C Major, Op. 49: I. Moderato $0.99 on iTunes
  21. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 1 in C Major, Op. 49: II. Moderato $0.99 on iTunes
  22. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 1 in C Major, Op. 49: III. Allegro molto $0.99 on iTunes
  23. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 1 in C Major, Op. 49: IV. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  24. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 68: I. Overture. Moderato con moto $0.99 on iTunes
  25. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 68: II. Recitative and Romance. Adagio
  26. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 68: III. Waltz. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  27. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 68: IV. Theme with Variations. Adagio
  28. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 4 in D Major, Op. 83: I. Allegretto $0.99 on iTunes
  29. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 4 in D Major, Op. 83: II. Andantino $0.99 on iTunes
  30. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 4 in D Major, Op. 83: III. Allegretto $0.99 on iTunes
  31. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 4 in D Major, Op. 83: IV. Allegretto
  32. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 3 in F Major, Op. 73: I. Allegretto $0.99 on iTunes
  33. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 3 in F Major, Op. 73: II. Moderato con moto $0.99 on iTunes
  34. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 3 in F Major, Op. 73: III. Allegro non troppo $0.99 on iTunes
  35. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 3 in F Major, Op. 73: IV. Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  36. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 3 in F Major, Op. 73: V. Moderato $0.99 on iTunes
  37. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op. 92: I. Allegro sostenuto $0.99 on iTunes
  38. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op. 92: II. Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  39. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op. 92: III. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  40. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 9 in E-Flat Major, Op. 117: I. Moderato con moto $0.99 on iTunes
  41. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 9 in E-Flat Major, Op. 117: II. Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  42. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 9 in E-Flat Major, Op. 117: III. Allegretto $0.99 on iTunes
  43. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 9 in E-Flat Major, Op. 117: IV. Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  44. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 9 in E-Flat Major, Op. 117: V. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  45. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 10 in A-Flat Major, Op. 118: I. Andante $0.99 on iTunes
  46. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 10 in A-Flat Major, Op. 118: II. Allegretto furioso $0.99 on iTunes
  47. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 10 in A-Flat Major, Op. 118: III. Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  48. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 10 in A-Flat Major, Op. 118: IV. Allegretto - Andante $0.99 on iTunes
  49. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Op. 122: I. Introduction. Andantino $0.99 on iTunes
  50. The Soviet Experience — String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Op. 122: II. Scherzo. Allegretto $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 5 in B flat major, Op. 92
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 6 in G major, Op. 101
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 7 in F sharp minor, Op. 108
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 8 in C minor, Op. 110
>Myaskovsky, Nikolay : Quartet for Strings no 13 in A minor, Op. 86
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 1 in C major, Op. 49
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 2 in A major, Op. 68
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 4 in D major, Op. 83
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 3 in F major, Op. 73
>Prokofiev, Sergey : Quartet for Strings no 2 in F major ("Kabardinian"), Op. 92
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 9 in E flat major, Op. 117
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 10 in A flat major, Op. 118
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 11 in F minor, Op. 122
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 12 in D flat major, Op. 133
>Weinberg, Mieczyslaw : Quartet for Strings no 6 in E minor, Op. 35
>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
>Schnittke, Alfred : Quartet for Strings no 3
Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The Soviet Experience, the much-lauded Pacifica Quartet's acclaimed survey of Dmitri Shostakovich's complete string quartets, is unique among Shostakovich quartet cycles for including quartets by some of the composer's most significant Soviet-era contemporaries: Nikolai Miaskovsky, Sergei Prokofiev, Mieczyslaw Weinberg and Alfred Schnittke. Every volume has garnered praise in the U.S. and internationally. "The excellent Pacifica Quartet... offers electrifying interpretations." - The New York Times (Vol. 1) "... the Pacifica's Shostakovich cycle already is shaping up as definitive, even in a field stocked with... formidable Russian contenders." - The Classical Review (Vol. 2) "... the series "is turning out to be one of the most riveting of recent years... Pacifica's Shostakovich cycle is already shaping up as definitive." - BBC Music Magazine (Vol. 3) "The final installment of the Pacifica Quartet's Shostakovich string quartet cycle... is as much an artistic and technical triumph as the three previous releases in the series." - Chicago Tribune "An enthralling series... .The Pacificas maintain the standard of their previous releases, translating Shostakovich's valedictory language : ghostly, playful, liturgical, anything but serene : with lucidity, intensity and consistency." - Financial Times (UK)

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Auer Hall at the Indiana University School of Music (01/09/2012-01/11/2012); Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Pe (01/09/2012-01/11/2012); Auer Hall at the Indiana University School of Music (01/12/2012-01/13/2012); Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Pe (01/12/2012-01/13/2012); Auer Hall at the Indiana University School of Music (01/31/2011); Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Pe (01/31/2011); Auer Hall at the Indiana University School of Music (01/31/2012-02/01/2012); Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Pe (01/31/2012-02/01/2012); Auer Hall at the Indiana University School of Music (02/01/2011); Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Pe (02/01/2011); Auer Hall at the Indiana University School of Music (05/14/2011-05/15/2011); Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Pe (05/14/2011-05/15/2011); Auer Hall at the Indiana University School of Music (05/14/2012-05/15/2012); Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Pe (05/14/2012-05/15/2012); Auer Hall at the Indiana University School of Music (07/23/2010-07/24/2010); Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Pe (07/23/2010-07/24/2010); Auer Hall at the Indiana University School of Music (07/24/2010-07/25/2010); Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Pe (07/24/2010-07/25/2010); Auer Hall at the Indiana University School of Music (08/24/2013-08/26/2013); Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Pe (08/24/2013-08/26/2013); Auer Hall at the Indiana University School of Music (08/29/2011-08/31/2011); Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Pe (08/29/2011-08/31/2011); Auer Hall at the Indiana University School of Music (09/03/2010-09/05/2010); Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Pe (09/03/2010-09/05/2010); Auer Hall at the Indiana University School of Music (11/18/2011-11/20/2011); Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Pe (11/18/2011-11/20/2011); Auer Hall at the Indiana University School of Music (12/16/2012-12/18/2012); Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Pe (12/16/2012-12/18/2012).



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>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 5 in B flat major, Op. 92
  • Ensemble: Pacifica Quartet
  • Notes: Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urba (01/31/2011); Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urba (02/01/2011); Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urba (05/14/2011-05/15/2011); Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urba (07/24/2010-07/25/2010); Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urba (09/03/2010-09/05/2010)
  • Running Time: 31 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1952

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 6 in G major, Op. 101
  • Notes: Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urba (01/31/2011); Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urba (02/01/2011); Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urba (05/14/2011-05/15/2011); Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urba (07/24/2010-07/25/2010); Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urba (09/03/2010-09/05/2010)
  • Running Time: 25 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1956

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 7 in F sharp minor, Op. 108
  • Notes: Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urba (01/31/2011); Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urba (02/01/2011); Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urba (05/14/2011-05/15/2011); Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urba (07/24/2010-07/25/2010); Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urba (09/03/2010-09/05/2010)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1960

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 8 in C minor, Op. 110
  • Notes: Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urba (01/31/2011); Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urba (02/01/2011); Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urba (05/14/2011-05/15/2011); Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urba (07/24/2010-07/25/2010); Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urba (09/03/2010-09/05/2010)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1960

>Myaskovsky, Nikolay : Quartet for Strings no 13 in A minor, Op. 86
  • Notes: Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urba (01/31/2011); Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urba (02/01/2011); Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urba (05/14/2011-05/15/2011); Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urba (07/24/2010-07/25/2010); Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urba (09/03/2010-09/05/2010)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1949

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 1 in C major, Op. 49
  • Notes: Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urba (11/18/2011-11/18/2011)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1938

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 2 in A major, Op. 68
  • Notes: Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urba (11/18/2011-11/18/2011)
  • Running Time: 34 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1944

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 4 in D major, Op. 83
  • Notes: Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urba (08/29/2011-08/31/2011)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1949

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 3 in F major, Op. 73
  • Notes: Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urba (07/23/2010-07/24/2010)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1946

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Quartet for Strings no 2 in F major ("Kabardinian"), Op. 92
  • Notes: Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urba (08/29/2011-08/31/2011)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1941

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 9 in E flat major, Op. 117
  • Notes: Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urba (01/12/2012-01/13/2012); Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urba (01/31/2012-01/01/2012)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1964

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 10 in A flat major, Op. 118
  • Notes: Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urba (01/12/2012-01/13/2012); Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urba (01/31/2012-01/01/2012)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1964

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 11 in F minor, Op. 122
  • Notes: Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urba (01/12/2012-01/13/2012); Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urba (01/31/2012-01/01/2012)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1966

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 12 in D flat major, Op. 133
  • Notes: Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urba (05/14/2012-05/15/2012)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1968

>Weinberg, Mieczyslaw : Quartet for Strings no 6 in E minor, Op. 35
  • Notes: Auer Hall at the Indiana University School of Music (09/02/2012-09/03/2012)
  • Running Time: 31 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 13 in B flat minor, Op. 138
  • Notes: Auer Hall at the Indiana University School of Music (12/16/2012-12/18/2012)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1969-1970

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 14 in F sharp major, Op. 142
  • Notes: Auer Hall at the Indiana University School of Music (12/16/2012-12/18/2012)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1973

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 15 in E flat minor, Op. 144
  • Notes: Auer Hall at the Indiana University School of Music (08/24/2013-08/26/2013)
  • Running Time: 34 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1974

>Schnittke, Alfred : Quartet for Strings no 3
  • Notes: Auer Hall at the Indiana University School of Music (08/24/2013-08/26/2013)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1983