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Fine Soviet Quartets
Vadim Salmanov was a soviet composer, a contemporary of Shostakovich, who wrote, amongst other things, four symphonies and these string quartets. His music tends to be smaller in scale than that of Shostakovich and other soviet composers (his symphonies are only half-an hour each), and gentler, less spiky and dissonant.
His string quartets are delightful and should please anyone who likes the Shostakovich quartets. On this disk the Sixth Quartet is particularly notable: written shortly before the composer’s death it has a very poignant valedictory quality, and, also like the contemporary Britten Third Quartet, has stylised bird-song in it.more....
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