The Soviet Experience, Vol. 4: String Quartets of Dmitri Shostakovich and His Contemporaries

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  • Title: The Soviet Experience, Vol. 4: String Quartets of Dmitri Shostakovich and His Contemporaries
  • Artist: Pacifica Quartet
  • Genre: Classical
  • Label: Cedille
  • Release Date: 2013
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1 String Quartet No. 13 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 138 19:23 96/24 Album only
2 String Quartet No. 14 in F-Sharp Major, Op. 142: I. Allegretto 08:43 96/24 Album only
3 String Quartet No. 14 in F-Sharp Major, Op. 142: II. Adagio 08:43 96/24 Album only
4 String Quartet No. 14 in F-Sharp Major, Op. 142: III. Allegretto 08:18 96/24 Album only
5 String Quartet No. 15 in E-Flat Minor, Op. 144: I. Elegy: Adagio 11:39 96/24 Album only
6 String Quartet No. 15 in E-Flat Minor, Op. 144: II. Serenade: Adagio 05:51 96/24 Album only
7 String Quartet No. 15 in E-Flat Minor, Op. 144: III. Intermezzo: Adagio 01:43 96/24 Album only
8 String Quartet No. 15 in E-Flat Minor, Op. 144: IV. Nocturne: Adagio 04:27 96/24 Album only
9 String Quartet No. 15 in E-Flat Minor, Op. 144: V. Funeral March: Adagio molto 05:38 96/24 Album only
10 String Quartet No. 15 in E-Flat Minor, Op. 144: VI. Epilogue: Adagio 06:59 96/24 Album only
11 String Quartet No. 3: I. Andante 06:15 96/24 Album only
12 String Quartet No. 3: II. AgitatoUSB8U1066720]08:18 : 96/24 Album only
13 String Quartet No. 3: III. Pesante 08:20 96/24 Album only

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Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975):
String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat minor, Op. 138
String Quartet No. 14 in F-sharp major, Op. 142
String Quartet No. 15 in E-flat minor, Op. 144

Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998):
String Quartet No. 3

Pacifica Quartet
Simin Ganatra, violin
Sibbi Bernhardsson, violin
Masumi Per Rostad, viola
Brandon Vamos, cello

This is the final installment in the Pacifica Quartet's highly anticipated, and already highly acclaimed four-volume CD survey of the complete Shostakovich string quartets: The Soviet Experience: String Quartets by Dmitri Shostakovich and his Contemporaries.

The Soviet Experience Volume IV features Shostakovich's String Quartets Nos. 13–15 from the 1970s. The Thirteenth Quartet's one and only movement featuring extensive solo viola uses extended techniques uncommon for Russian composers at that time. The Fourteenth, composed in 1973 is a surprisingly upbeat work of 3 movements prominently featuring the cello. The Fifteenth is a meditation on mortality and one of Shostakovich's longest quartets. These three quartets are paired with Schnittke's allusive homage, String Quartet No. 3, written in 1983. It's a work full of quotation including a 12-tone row transposed from a theme by Shostakovich, whose influence was felt throughout Schnittke's career.

Recorded December 16-18, 2012 and August 24-26, 2013 at Auer Hall at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN.

Producer: Judith Sherman
Recording engineers: Judith Sherman and Bill Maylone (assistant)
Editing engineers: James Ginsburg and Jeanne Velonis (assistant)