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The Soviet Experience Vol.1. Shostakovich: String Quartets nos.5–8. Miaskovsky: String Quartet no.13 in A minor op.86

Performances of Shostakovich refreshingly free of political subtexts

Sunday, 26 February 2012
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Musicians
Pacifica Quartet
Composer
Shostakovich & Miaskovsky
Catalogue number
Cedille Records CDR 90000127 (two discs)
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