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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Fauré

Musicians:

Alban Gerhardt (cello) Cecile Licad (piano)

Beethoven

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Wihan Quartet

Lees

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Cypress Quartet

Grieg, Sibelius

Musicians:

Mattia Zappa (cello) Massimiliano Mainolfi (piano)

Kraus

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David Aaron Carpenter (viola) Riitta Pesola (cello)...

Foerster

Musicians:

Ivan Ženatý (violin) BBC Symphony Orchestra, Jiří Bělohlávek...

Stravinsky

Musicians:

Jennifer Frautschi (violin) Philharmonia Orchestra*...

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