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The Strad's experts evaluate the latest string recordings

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
THE STRAD RECOMMENDS
Musicians
Pacifica Quartet
Composer
Shostakovich & Miaskovsky
Catalogue number
Cedille Records CDR 90000127 (two discs)
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Dohnányi, Goldmark, Hubay

Musicians:

Peter Csaba (violin) Peter Frankl (piano)

Janáček, 
Messiaen, Stravinsky, Shostakovich

Musicians:

Victor Danchenko (violin) 
Hugh Sung, Patricia Parr...

Rode

Musicians:

Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin)

Schubert

Musicians:

Academia Allegro Vivo, Vienna Chamber Choir, Bijan ...

Elgar, Grieg

Musicians:

Charlie Siem (violin), Andrei Korobeinikov (piano)

Bartók

Musicians:

James Ehnes (violin) Andrew Armstrong (piano)

Ives

Musicians:

Hilary Hahn (violin) Valentina Lisitsa (piano)

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