REVIEWS

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
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Musicians
Pacifica Quartet
Composer
Shostakovich & Miaskovsky
Catalogue number
Cedille Records CDR 90000127 (two discs)
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Mendelssohn

Musicians:

Itzhak Perlman (violin) Yo-Yo Ma (cello) Emanuel Ax...

Grieg, Sibelius

Musicians:

Mattia Zappa (cello) Massimiliano Mainolfi (piano)

Garth

Musicians:

Richard Tunnicliffe (cello) Avison Ensemble, Pavlo ...

Strauss

Musicians:

Nash Ensemble

Shostakovich, Weinberg

Musicians:

Pacifica Quartet

Janáček, Haas

Musicians:

Pavel Haas Quartet, Colin Currie (percussion)

Gade, Schumann

Musicians:

Thomas Albertus Irnberger (violin) Edoardo Torbianelli...

Mozart

Musicians:

Arabella Steinbacher (violin) Festival Strings Lucerne/Daniel...

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