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Borodin: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 / Shostakovich String Quartet

Borodin / Shostakovich Quartet
Release Date: 08/16/2011 
Label:  Musical Concepts   Catalog #: 1111   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Alexander Borodin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Shostakovich String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A stellar performance of Borodin's only two string quartets by the Shostakovich Quartet. Quartet No. 2 is famous for its evocative and emotional Nocturne where the cello and first violin mimic voices tenderly calling out to each other. Though less known, Quartet No. 1 is musically rich and showcases his originality in nineteenth century music.

"Performance thoroughly enjoyable" -- Penguin Guide
A stellar performance of Borodin's only two string quartets by the Shostakovich Quartet. Quartet No. 2 is famous for its evocative and emotional Nocturne where the cello and first violin mimic voices tenderly calling out to each other. Though less known, Quartet No. 1 is musically rich and showcases his originality in nineteenth century music.

"Performance thoroughly enjoyable" -- Penguin Guide
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Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings no 1 in A major by Alexander Borodin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Shostakovich String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874-1879; Russia 
Length: 36 Minutes 13 Secs. 
2.
Quartet for Strings no 2 in D major by Alexander Borodin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Shostakovich String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Russia 
Length: 27 Minutes 9 Secs. 

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