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16.11.15

Carducci Quartet's Shostakovich Marathon


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Shostakovich, String Quartets 4/8/11, Carducci String Quartet
(Signum Records, 2015)
Charles T. Downey, Carducci Quartet takes on Shostakovich’s quartets at the Phillips (Washington Post, November 16)
Dmitri Shostakovich once told a friend that he planned to compose 24 string quartets, one in each of the major and minor keys. He completed only 15, but they span his entire mature period as a composer, from 1938 to 1974, the year before he died. The Carducci Quartet scored quite a coup in August in London, when it performed the entire set in a single day, marking the anniversary of Shostakovich’s death. This week, the ensemble is performing the quartets in chronological order but on two days, one week apart... [Continue reading]
Carducci String Quartet
Shostakovich, String Quartets
Phillips Collection

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Stephen Brookes, Marital harmonies from the Carducci String Quartet at the Kennedy Center (Washington Post, May 5, 2013)

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