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Shostakovich: Piano Quintet, String Quartet No 2 / Hamelin, Takacs Quartet

Release Date: 04/14/2015 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 67987   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Takács String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

5 Stars (out of 5)
A highly engrossing experience… the Takács come to the music from a somewhat different angle to their Soviet and Russian counterparts, emphasising closer connections with Western musical traditions than is usual... Hamelin's supremely intelligent chamber music playing providing an admirable foil to the subtle textures conjured by the string players.

– BBC Music Magazine


It is hard to envisage a more enticing prospect: Shostakovich's densely woven String Quartet No 2 and his deceptively backward-looking Piano Quintet, performed by the stellar Takács Quartet and Marc-André Hamelin, generously notated by David Fanning, and lovingly recorded by
Read more Hyperion's Simon Eadon and Andrew Keener team. Seventy minutes of post-Revolutionary Russian ecstasy. Read less

Works on This Recording

Quintet for Piano and Strings in G minor, Op. 57 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Takács String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; USSR 
Quartet for Strings no 2 in A major, Op. 68 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Takács String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USSR 

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