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Shostakovich: Complete String Quartets

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>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
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 6 in G major, Op. 101
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 8 in C minor, Op. 110
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 5 in B flat major, Op. 92
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 7 in F sharp minor, Op. 108
>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 12 in D flat major, Op. 133
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 14 in F sharp major, Op. 142
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 11 in F minor, Op. 122
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 13 in B flat minor, Op. 138
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 15 in E flat minor, Op. 144

Album Summary

>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
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 6 in G major, Op. 101
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 8 in C minor, Op. 110
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 5 in B flat major, Op. 92
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 7 in F sharp minor, Op. 108
>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 12 in D flat major, Op. 133
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 14 in F sharp major, Op. 142
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 11 in F minor, Op. 122
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 13 in B flat minor, Op. 138
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 15 in E flat minor, Op. 144
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Notes & Reviews:

"The Mandelring Quartet makes it abundantly clear that it is building one of the outstanding cycles in today's catalogue." - The Strad "Without doubt: this is THE integral version of today which has shone from volume to volume to reach unrivalled brilliance. Thank you for that." - Pizzicato Audite is delighted to present the Mandelring Quartet's critically acclaimed recordings of the complete Shostakovich String Quartets as a five-CD boxed set.

"These are wonderful performances. The Mandelring Quartet don't overplay the savagery and shocks - their approach is lyrical, sane and effortlessly musical. They can deploy the big guns when necessary...but they always care about the line, the musical argument...There's no self-pity, no indulgence. Recorded between 2005 and 2009 and now reissued in a bargain box, these are near-definitive readings of intense, beautifully crafted works." -The Arts Desk

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Klingenmünster.



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Works Details

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 1 in C major, Op. 49
  • Ensemble: Mandelring Quartet
  • Notes: Composition written: 1938.
  • Running Time: 14 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1938

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 2 in A major, Op. 68
  • Ensemble: Mandelring Quartet
  • Notes: Klingenmünster (06/28/2005-07/01/2005)
  • Running Time: 33 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1944

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 4 in D major, Op. 83
  • Ensemble: Mandelring Quartet
  • Notes: Klingenmünster (06/28/2005-07/01/2005)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1949

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 3 in F major, Op. 73
  • Ensemble: Mandelring Quartet
  • Notes: Klingenmünster (06/26/2006-06/28/2006)
  • Running Time: 29 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1946

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 6 in G major, Op. 101
  • Ensemble: Mandelring Quartet
  • Notes: Klingenmünster (06/26/2006-06/28/2006)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1956

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 8 in C minor, Op. 110
  • Ensemble: Mandelring Quartet
  • Notes: Klingenmünster (06/26/2006-06/28/2006)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1960

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 5 in B flat major, Op. 92
  • Ensemble: Mandelring Quartet
  • Notes: Klingenmünster (05/10/2007-05/12/2007)
  • Running Time: 30 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1952

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 7 in F sharp minor, Op. 108
  • Ensemble: Mandelring Quartet
  • Notes: Klingenmünster (05/10/2007-05/12/2007)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1960

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 9 in E flat major, Op. 117
  • Ensemble: Mandelring Quartet
  • Notes: Klingenmünster (05/10/2007-05/12/2007)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1964

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 10 in A flat major, Op. 118
  • Ensemble: Mandelring Quartet
  • Notes: Klingenmünster (04/23/2008-04/25/2008)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1964

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 12 in D flat major, Op. 133
  • Ensemble: Mandelring Quartet
  • Notes: Klingenmünster (04/23/2008-04/25/2008)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1968

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 14 in F sharp major, Op. 142
  • Ensemble: Mandelring Quartet
  • Notes: Klingenmünster (04/23/2008-04/25/2008)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1973

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 11 in F minor, Op. 122
  • Ensemble: Mandelring Quartet
  • Notes: Klingenmünster (05/27/2009-05/29/2009)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1966

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 13 in B flat minor, Op. 138
  • Ensemble: Mandelring Quartet
  • Notes: Klingenmünster (05/27/2009-05/29/2009)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1969-1970

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 15 in E flat minor, Op. 144
  • Ensemble: Mandelring Quartet
  • Notes: Klingenmünster (05/27/2009-05/29/2009)
  • Running Time: 31 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1974