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SHOSTAKOVICH, D.: String Quartets Nos. 1-4 / PROKOFIEV, S.: String Quartet No. 2 (The Soviet Experience, Vol. 2) (Pacifica Quartet)

Composer(s):Prokofiev, SergeyShostakovich, Dmitry
Artist(s) Pacifica Quartet, Ensemble
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber Music
Catalogue CDR90000-130
Label Cedille
Quality   320kbps
 

   




Review By Steven Ritter,Audiophile Audition,September 2012

The First is very classical, short…and contained a beauty of concentrated expression in a very concise model. No. 2 is much more expansive…This is a symphonic-like work in the form of a suite.

The Third Quartet is easily the greatest here and one of the most famous…one of the glories of the entire string quartet catalog.

The Fourth Quartet is in a much lighter mood…and it is a work that reflects a great deal of courage and artistic integrity.

The Pacifica Quartet is a marvel in this music, recorded with lots of atmosphere at the University of Illinois. © 2012 Audiophile Audition Read complete review








 

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