Quintessence Shostakovich: Complete String Quartets

Quintessence Shostakovich: Complete String Quartets
Composer Dmitri Shostakovich
Artist Rubio Quartet
Format 5 CD
Cat. number 96047
EAN code 5028421960470
Release October 2019

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Brilliant Classics proudly presents the brand-new 5-CD sets series: QUINTESSENCE, attractively priced compact box sets containing essential core classical repertoire in outstanding performances. Aimed at attracting both the discerning classical connoisseur and the classical newcomer it presents the pillars of classical music: Beethoven complete symphonies, Bach Passions, Schubert symphonies, Mozart piano sonatas, Telemann Tafelmusik, Vivaldi 4 Seasons plus concertos, Shostakovich string quartets, Dvorak symphonies, Grieg Lyric Pieces, Haydn London Symphonies. World class performers include Staatskapelle Dresden with Herbert Blomstedt, Staatskapelle Berlin with Otmar Suitner, Klára Würtz, Håkon Austbø, Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra with Ádám Fischer, Rubio Quartet and others. The fresh and colourful artwork is eye-catching while the booklet contains liner notes in English. A new series at an unbeatable price!

Track list

Disk 1

  1. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 68: I. Overture. Moderato con moto
  2. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 68: II. Recitative & Romance. Adagio
  3. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 68: III. Waltz. Allegro
  4. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 68: IV. Theme & variations. Adagio
  5. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110: I. Largo
  6. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110: II. Allegro molto
  7. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110: III. Allegretto
  8. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110: IV. Largo
  9. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110: V. Largo
  10. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 13 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 138: I. Adagio

Disk 2

  1. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 3 in F Major, Op. 73: I. Allegretto
  2. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 3 in F Major, Op. 73: II. Moderato con moto
  3. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 3 in F Major, Op. 73: III. Allegro non troppo
  4. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 3 in F Major, Op. 73: IV. Adagio
  5. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 3 in F Major, Op. 73: V. Moderato
  6. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 7 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 108: I. Allegretto
  7. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 7 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 108: II. Lento
  8. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 7 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 108: III. Allegro
  9. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 9 in E-Flat Major, Op. 117: I. Moderato con moto
  10. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 9 in E-Flat Major, Op. 117: II. Adagio
  11. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 9 in E-Flat Major, Op. 117: III. Allegretto
  12. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 9 in E-Flat Major, Op. 117: IV. Adagio
  13. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 9 in E-Flat Major, Op. 117: V. Allegro

Disk 3

  1. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 5 in B-Flat Major, Op. 92: I. Allegro non troppo
  2. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 5 in B-Flat Major, Op. 92: II. Andante
  3. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 5 in B-Flat Major, Op. 92: III. Moderato
  4. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Op. 122: I. Introduction. Andantino
  5. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Op. 122: II. Scherzo. Allegretto
  6. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Op. 122: III. Recitativo. Adagio
  7. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Op. 122: IV. Etude. Allegro
  8. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Op. 122: V. Humoresque. Allegro
  9. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Op. 122: VI. Elegy. Adagio
  10. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Op. 122: VII. Conclusion. Moderato
  11. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 12 in D-Flat Major, Op. 133: I. Moderato
  12. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 12 in D-Flat Major, Op. 133: II. Allegretto

Disk 4

  1. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 4 in D Major, Op. 83: I. Allegretto
  2. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 4 in D Major, Op. 83: II. Andantino
  3. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 4 in D Major, Op. 83: III. Allegretto
  4. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 4 in D Major, Op. 83: IV. Allegretto
  5. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 6 in G Major, Op. 101: I. Allegretto
  6. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 6 in G Major, Op. 101: II. Moderato con moto
  7. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 6 in G Major, Op. 101: III. Lento
  8. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 6 in G Major, Op. 101: IV. Lento-Allegretto
  9. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 10 in A-Flat Major, Op. 118: I. Andante
  10. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 10 in A-Flat Major, Op. 118: II. Allegretto furioso
  11. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 10 in A-Flat Major, Op. 118: III. Adagio
  12. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 10 in A-Flat Major, Op. 118: IV. Allegretto

Disk 5

  1. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 1 in C Major, Op. 49: I. Moderato
  2. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 1 in C Major, Op. 49: II. Moderato
  3. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 1 in C Major, Op. 49: III. Allegro molto
  4. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 1 in C Major, Op. 49: IV. Allegro
  5. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 14 in F-Sharp Major, Op. 142: I. Allegretto
  6. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 14 in F-Sharp Major, Op. 142: II. Adagio
  7. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 14 in F-Sharp Major, Op. 142: III. Allegretto
  8. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 15 in E-Flat Minor, Op. 144: I. Elegy. Adagio
  9. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 15 in E-Flat Minor, Op. 144: II. Serenade Adagio
  10. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 15 in E-Flat Minor, Op. 144: III. Intermezzo. Adagio
  11. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 15 in E-Flat Minor, Op. 144: IV. Nocturne. Adagio
  12. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 15 in E-Flat Minor, Op. 144: V. Funeral March. Adagio molto
  13. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 15 in E-Flat Minor, Op. 144: VI. Epilogue. Adagio