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Shostakovich: String Quartets No 11, 13 & 15 /St. Petersburg


Release Date: 09/10/2002 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 67157   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Alla AranovskayaIlya TeplyakovAleksey KoptevLeonid Shukaev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

'These are estimable performances, full of meaningful details and engaging atmosphere ... a safe and rewarding continuation of the cycle' (Fanfare, USA) 'This is a superb disc' (American Record Guide) 'Stunningly characterised' (The Strad) 'The St Petersburg Quartet employs the widest possible range of colour and articulation in its performances' (BBC Music Magazine) 'These are thoughtful and articulate performances ... they will substantially increase your appreciation of Shostakovich's craftsmanship' (International Record Review) 'The recording is produced to the usual, exceptional Hyperion standards but the playing is something else again. This group obviously has this music in its collective soul and it shows ... A superb achievement Read more that makes me want to hear the rest of the cycle as a priority' (www.musicweb) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings no 11 in F minor, Op. 122 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Alla Aranovskaya (Violin), Ilya Teplyakov (Violin), Aleksey Koptev (Viola),
Leonid Shukaev (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966; USSR 
Date of Recording: 2000-01 
Venue:  Recording Studio, St. Petersburg, Russia 
Length: 17 Minutes 5 Secs. 
2.
Quartet for Strings no 13 in B flat minor, Op. 138 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Alla Aranovskaya (Violin), Ilya Teplyakov (Violin), Aleksey Koptev (Viola),
Leonid Shukaev (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1970; USSR 
Date of Recording: 2000-01 
Venue:  Recording Studio, St. Petersburg, Russia 
Length: 18 Minutes 47 Secs. 
3.
Quartet for Strings no 15 in E flat minor, Op. 144 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Alla Aranovskaya (Violin), Ilya Teplyakov (Violin), Aleksey Koptev (Viola),
Leonid Shukaev (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1974; USSR 
Date of Recording: 2000-01 
Venue:  Recording Studio, St. Petersburg, Russia 
Length: 35 Minutes 0 Secs. 

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