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Shostakovich: The Complete String Quartets / Danel Quartet


Release Date: 02/26/2016 
Label:  Alpha Productions   Catalog #: 226   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danel Quartet
Number of Discs: 5 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Well known for the intensity and profundity of its interpretations, the Quatuor Danel has made a name for itself on the international classical scene (winning such awards as the Diapason d’Or, Choc du Monde de la Musique, and CD of the Month in BBC Music Magazine) in the great cycles that form the basis of the quartet literature, from Haydn, Beethoven and Schubert to Weinberg. Since Russian composers occupy a key position in the Danels’ repertory, it was logical for them to champion the quartets of Shostakovich by recording them complete in 2005. Today Alpha Classics reissues this boxed set, which is among the reference recordings of the composer’s works.

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Review of the original release:

What
Read more staggering impact, what a monument! The Borodin Quartet has found its successor. The Quatuor Danel takes up the torch and carries it still further, thanks to the quartet’s sound. This is not just one more excellent complete set; it is, in the true radical and exclusive sense, the benchmark version of the Shostakovich quartets.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings no 1 in C major, Op. 49 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danel Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USSR 
2.
Quartet for Strings no 2 in A major, Op. 68 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danel Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USSR 
3.
Quartet for Strings no 3 in F major, Op. 73 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danel Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; USSR 
4.
Quartet for Strings no 4 in D major, Op. 83 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danel Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USSR 
5.
Quartet for Strings no 5 in B flat major, Op. 92 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danel Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; USSR 
6.
Quartet for Strings no 6 in G major, Op. 101 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danel Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; USSR 
7.
Quartet for Strings no 7 in F sharp minor, Op. 108 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danel Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; USSR 
8.
Quartet for Strings no 8 in C minor, Op. 110 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danel Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; USSR 
9.
Quartet for Strings no 9 in E flat major, Op. 117 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danel Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; USSR 
10.
Quartet for Strings no 10 in A flat major, Op. 118 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danel Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; USSR 
11.
Quartet for Strings no 11 in F minor, Op. 122 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danel Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966; USSR 
12.
Quartet for Strings no 12 in D flat major, Op. 133 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danel Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; USSR 
13.
Quartet for Strings no 13 in B flat minor, Op. 138 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danel Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1970; USSR 
14.
Quartet for Strings no 14 in F sharp major, Op. 142 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danel Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1973; USSR 
15.
Quartet for Strings no 15 in E flat minor, Op. 144 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danel Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1974; USSR 

Customer Reviews

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 Very Compelling Music! March 17, 2017 By J. Binney (New York, NY) See All My Reviews "Most of all I love this CS cover. It's exactly the story of Shostakovich anguished, nervous, high strung and enormously gifted. You can't relax while listening to this CD -- there's so much energy." Report Abuse
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