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SHOSTAKOVICH: String Quartets Nos. 14 and 15

Composer(s):Shostakovich, Dmitry
Artist(s) Eder Quartet, Ensemble
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber Music
Catalogue 8.550976
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps


Review By Peter Steder,Der Reinbeker,February 2010

Komponisten kann man kaum überwachen, sofern sie keine Opern oder Ballette schreiben. Ein kleines Quartett kann man ganz für sich komponieren und mit Freunden in den eigenen vier Wänden spielen.« Dieses Credo des immer wieder von ideologischen und politischen Anfeindungen heimgesuchten Komponisten Dimitri Schostakowitsch (1906–1975) macht verständlich, warum er in der Königsgattung der Kammermusik eine Nische für den Rückzug ins Private sah. Eigentlich hatte er einen Zyklus von 24 Quartetten in allen Dur- und Molltonarten geplant; doch schon die vollendeten 15— sie stehen alle in verschiedenen Tonarten—bilden neben den 15 Sinfonien einen Schwerpunkt seines Schaffens. An ihnen lässt sich besonders gut sein jeweiliger



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