Shostakovich: String Quartets Nos 4, 8 & 11


Carducci Quartet launches Shostakovich15 – its project to perform all 15 of Shostakovich’s string quartets in 2015. Commemorating 40 years since Shostakovich’s death, Carducci Quartet performs several complete cycles throughout the year and releases this recording of Shostakovich’s fourth, eighth and eleventh string quartets – all landmark works in the string quartet repertory.

Their warmly engineered release of three of the Russian master’s quartets is undoubtedly a fine achievement, boasting excellent ensemble, musical insight and sensitive attention to detail BBC Music Magazine

[The Carducci Quartet] clearly have the technical measure of these three highly contrasting works from Shostakovich’s quartet output…this well-recorded disc holds out much promise of things to come – Gramophone

The performances are both polished and passionate The Sunday Times

Great musical flair…the Carducci’s are superb here – Music Web International

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Carducci String Quartet

RELEASE DATE: 09/02/2015
BARCODE: 635212041826

String Quartet No. 4 in D Major, Op. 83

Dmitri Shostakovich

1. I. Allegretto

2. II. Andantino

3. III. Allegretto

4. IV. Finale – Allegretto

String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110

Dmitri Shostakovich

5. I. Largo

6. II. Allegro molto – Dmitri Shostakovich

7. III. Allegretto – Dmitri Shostakovich

8. IV. Largo – Dmitri Shostakovich

9. V. Largo – Dmitri Shostakovich

String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Op. 122

Dmitri Shostakovich

10. I. Introduction – Andantino

11. II. Scherzo – Allegretto

12. III. Recitative – Adagio

13. IV. Etude – Allegro

14. V. Humoresque – Allegro

15. VI. Elegie – Adagio

16. VII. Finale – Moderato

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