Genre(s):
Chamber Music
Period(s):
20th Century; Romantic
Label:
Orfeo
Catalogue No:
C893141B
Barcode:
4011790893129
Release Date:
07/2018
Available Format(s):
CD

Borodin Quartet: Brahms / Shostakovich / Ravel

Homogenous ensemble-playing and the art of listening to each other were also features of the performance of the Borodin Quartet at the Salzburg Festival in 1961. Their Salzburg première of the Eighth String Quartet by Dmitri Shostakovich confirmed them as one of the leading ensembles not just for works by this composer, but for Russian and contemporary music in general. Above and beyond this, the Borodin Quartet also demonstrated its immense stylistic competence in works by Brahms and Ravel, whose music framed the work by Shostakovich that was at the core of the evening. Their performance of these other composers was no less subtle in its dynamism and agogic power. 


Brahms, Johannes

String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2
1.     I. Allegro non troppo
08:58
2.     II. Andante moderato
08:23
3.     III. Quasi Minuetto, moderato
04:25
4.     IV. Finale: Allegro non assai
06:48

Shostakovich, Dmitry

String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110
5.     String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110
18:53

Ravel, Maurice

String Quartet in F Major
6.     I. Allegro moderato, tres doux
07:24
7.     II. Assez vif, très rhythmé
05:20
8.     III. Très Lent
08:19
9.     IV. Vif et agité
05:17

Total Playing Time: 01:13:47