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Soviet Experience, Vol. 1: Shostakovich & Myaskovsky - Brandon Vamos (cello); Masumi Per Rostad (viola); Pacifica Quartet; Sibbi Bernhardsson (violin); Simin Ganatra (violin)
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  1. String Quartet No. 5 in B flat major, Op. 92
  2. String Quartet No. 6 in G major, Op. 101
  3. String Quartet No. 7 in F sharp minor, Op. 108
  4. String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110
  5. String Quartet No. 13 in A minor, Op. 86
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Unlike his symphonies, the string quartets of Dmitry Shostakovich were not evenly distributed over his career; all but two date from after World War II. Shostakovich turned in earnest to the genre during his years of conflict with Soviet authorities, and they are remarkable documents of one of the greatest and most universal themes of his music, the experience of being forced to become inward. The String Quartet No. 5 in B flat, Op. 92, was written for a small group of Shostakovich's associates shortly after his ...

Soviet Experience, Vol. 1: Shostakovich & Myaskovsky 2011, Cedille Records

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