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
THE STRAD RECOMMENDS
Musicians
Pacifica Quartet
Composer
Shostakovich & Miaskovsky
Catalogue number
Cedille Records CDR 90000127 (two discs)
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Brahms & Berg

Musicians:

Renaud Capuçon (violin) Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Daniel...

Brahms

Musicians:

Antje Weithaas (violin) Silke Avenhaus (piano)

Khachaturian

Musicians:

Nicolas Koeckert (violin), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/José...

Rubbra, Rawsthorne, Moeran

Musicians:

Paul Watkins (cello) Huw Watkins (piano)

Michi

Musicians:

Kono Michi (violin/singer) Satoshi Takeishi (percussion)

Tchaikovsky & Mendelssohn

Musicians:

Ray Chen (violin) Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra/Daniel...

Dvořák

Musicians:

Goldner String Quartet, Piers Lane (piano)

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