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Shostakovich / St. Petersburg String Quartet

Album Summary

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in E minor, Op. 67
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 1 in C major, Op. 49
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quintet for piano & strings in G minor, Op. 57
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Notes & Reviews:

This disc brings to fruition the St. Petersburg String Quartet's complete cycle of Shostakovich's fifteen quartets. Composed in 1938, some thirty-six years before No. 15, 'String Quartet No. 1' appears as a simple work, composed in response to the somewhat naive and bright moods associated with spring following the birth of the composer's son. Pianist Igor Uryash joins the St. Petersburg Quartet for the 'Piano Quintet' of 1940.

'Russian players have an unanswerable trump card when interpreting Russian music: self-evidently, they know what it's all about. Besides that, the exceptional quality of these musicians makes this a recording to treasure' (Classic FM Magazine)

'Igor Uryash is exemplary, striking the right balance between the demands of soloist and chamber player... Hyperion's recording is beautifully balanced and crystal clear. A very fine achievement all round' (Gramophone)

'With a superb recording to boot, this release provides an extremely fitting conclusion to the St Petersburg's excellent Shostakovich cycle' (BBC Music Magazine)

'I suspect that this performance and that of the Piano Quartet will wear well, and I'm able to recommend them to the ever-expanding legion of Shostakovich devotees who may not have followed the St Petersburg survey of string quartets' (Fanfare, USA)



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Works Details

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in E minor, Op. 67
  • Performers: Alla Aranovskaya (Violin); Leonid Shukaev (Cello); Igor Uryash (Piano)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1944

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 1 in C major, Op. 49
  • Notes: Composition written: 1938.
  • Running Time: 13 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1938

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quintet for piano & strings in G minor, Op. 57
  • Performer: Igor Uryash (Piano)
  • Running Time: 34 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1940