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Borodin String Quartet (Tchaikovsky / Shostakovich)
Dmitri Shostakovich / Alexander Borodin / Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Borodin String Quartet / Gabriele String Quartet

Borodin String Quartet (Tchaikovsky / Shostakovich)

CD | Australian Eloquence | 0028948074242 | ELQ 4807424 | 10-13

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About the album

Tchaikovsky’s First Quartet, Borodin’s Second and Shostakovich’s Eighth are three of the finest quartets in the Russian repertory. They reveal that Russian composers were hardly less at home in the relatively private medium of the string quartet than when writing for the more spectacular full symphony orchestra. Both, the Tchaikovsky and the Borodin have received fame beyond the originals for their slow movements – the Tchaikovsky for its ‘Andante cantabile’ movement, the Borodin for its ‘nocturne’. The Gabrielis were one of the first ensemble to make stereo recordings of all three quartets and the Borodins’ 1962 recording (their original line-up) of the Borodin and Shostakovich quartets is one of the great chamber music recordings of all time.

‘a magnificent disc which I enjoyed very much […] the sound quality is as splendid as the playing’ [Borodin Quartet] Gramophone (February 1963)

‘we were impressed by the beautifully natural and well blended sound that producer Richard Beswick and balance engineers Kenneth Wilkinson and Stanley Goodall have obtained’ Gramophone (March 1978)

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Tracklisting
    • 1
      Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No.1 in D, Op.11
      1. Moderato e semplice
       
      Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri, Borodin, Alexander, Tchaikovsky, Piotr Ilyich
    • 2
      Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No.1 in D, Op.11
      2. Andante cantabile
       
      Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri, Borodin, Alexander, Tchaikovsky, Piotr Ilyich
    • 3
      Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No.1 in D, Op.11
      3. Scherzo & Trio. Allegro non tanto e con fuoco
       
      Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri, Borodin, Alexander, Tchaikovsky, Piotr Ilyich
    • 4
      Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No.1 in D, Op.11
      4. Finale. Allegro giusto
       
      Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri, Borodin, Alexander, Tchaikovsky, Piotr Ilyich
    • 5
      Borodin: String Quartet No.2 in D
      1. Allegro
       
      Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri, Borodin, Alexander, Tchaikovsky, Piotr Ilyich
    • 6
      Borodin: String Quartet No.2 in D
      2. Scherzo
       
      Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri, Borodin, Alexander, Tchaikovsky, Piotr Ilyich
    • 7
      Borodin: String Quartet No.2 in D
      3. Notturno
       
      Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri, Borodin, Alexander, Tchaikovsky, Piotr Ilyich
    • 8
      Borodin: String Quartet No.2 in D
      4. Finale
       
      Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri, Borodin, Alexander, Tchaikovsky, Piotr Ilyich
    • 9
      Shostakovich: String Quartet No.8 in C minor, Op.110
      1. Largo
       
      Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri, Borodin, Alexander, Tchaikovsky, Piotr Ilyich
    • 10
      Shostakovich: String Quartet No.8 in C minor, Op.110
      2. Allegro molto
       
      Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri, Borodin, Alexander, Tchaikovsky, Piotr Ilyich
    • 11
      Shostakovich: String Quartet No.8 in C minor, Op.110
      3. Allegretto
       
      Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri, Borodin, Alexander, Tchaikovsky, Piotr Ilyich
    • 12
      Shostakovich: String Quartet No.8 in C minor, Op.110
      4. Largo
       
      Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri, Borodin, Alexander, Tchaikovsky, Piotr Ilyich
    • 13
      Shostakovich: String Quartet No.8 in C minor, Op.110
      5. Largo
       
      Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri, Borodin, Alexander, Tchaikovsky, Piotr Ilyich
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