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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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Bruch, Tchaikovsky

Musicians:

Ning Feng (violin) Deutsches Symphony Orchestra Berlin/Yang...

Beethoven

Musicians:

Barbara Govatos (violin) Marcantonio Barone (piano)

Messiaen, Martin, Carter, Cutler

Musicians:

Lionel Handy (cello) Nigel Clayton (piano)

Haydn

Musicians:

Modigliani Quartet

Various

Musicians:

Tim Key, Tom Basden (voice) Vicky Sutherland, Amy May...

García-Fons

Musicians:

Renaud García-Fons (double bass/tanbur/udu/bendir/cajon/daf/palmas)...

Beethoven & Schubert

Musicians:

Prometeo Quartet

Bridge, Delius, Ireland, Rubbra, Clarke & Keys

Musicians:

Alexander Baillie (cello) John Thwaites (piano)

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