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The Pacifica Quartet performed the complete Shostakovich cycle of string quartets to great acclaim in New York and Chicago during the 2010-2011 season.  According to the Chicago Tribune, "The remarkable Pacifica Quartet coaxed the music's unfathomable sorrows, fleeting joys and macabre humor to the surface as if creating it on the spot."  The New York Times called the Pacifica "enterprising and eloquent" and said its Shostakovich installments were "beautifully and powerfully played." 

Named Musical America's 2009 Ensemble of the Year, the Pacifica Quartet also won a GRAMMY® Award for Best Chamber Music Performance for its Elliott Carter String Quartet Naxos release, as well as stellar reviews for its recordings for Cedille

The featured release below is the eagerly anticipated first of a four-volume survey - The Soviet Experience: String Quartets by Dmitri Shostakovich and his ContemporariesFor a limited time, take 20% off the companion releases by The Pacifica Quartet.

Featured Release:

SHOSTAKOVICH, D.: String Quartets Nos. 5-8 / MYASKOVSKY, N.: String Quartet No. 13 (The Soviet Experience, Vol. 1) (Pacifica Quartet)

Take 20% off:

MENDELSSOHN: The Complete String Quartets
DVORAK: String Quartet in G major / String Quintet in E flat major
BLACKWOOD: String Quartet Nos. 1-3
CARTER, E.: String Quartets Nos. 1 and 5 (Pacifica Quartet)
CARTER, E.: String Quartets Nos. 2, 3 and 4 (Pacifica Quartet)

*Offer available from September 14 to 27, 2011 only.


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