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The electrifying Pacifica Trio is back with the highly anticipated third installment of their acclaimed Soviet Experience series. This release focuses on Shostakovich's string quartets of the 1960s, Nos. 9-12. Ranging from a balanced neoclassical form to an unpredictable riot of tonal and atonal themes, these quartet's rank among the finest of Shostakovich's later works. The adventurous String Quartet No. 6 of Mieczyslaw Weinberg, Shostakovich's friend and colleague, provides another vantage point to view this period in Soviet history. ("The playing is nothing short of phenomenal, bringing new dimensions of interpretative depth and a subtle fusion of intensity and clarity.... When the series is complete, it looks set to be the one to own." the Telegraph, London)
The electrifying Pacifica Trio is back with the highly anticipated third installment of their acclaimed Soviet Experience series. This release focuses on Shostakovich's string quartets of the 1960s, Nos. 9-12. Ranging from a balanced neoclassical form to an unpredictable riot of tonal and atonal themes, these quartet's rank among the finest of Shostakovich's later works. The adventurous String Quartet No. 6 of Mieczyslaw Weinberg, Shostakovich's friend and colleague, provides another vantage point to view this period in Soviet history. ("The playing is nothing short of phenomenal, bringing new dimensions of interpretative depth and a subtle fusion of intensity and clarity.... When the series is complete, it looks set to be the one to own." the Telegraph, London)
735131913829
Pacifica Quartet - Soviet Experience 3

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Format: CD
Label: CED
Rel. Date: 03/26/2013
UPC: 735131913829

Soviet Experience 3
Artist: Pacifica Quartet
Format: CD
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1. String Quartet No. 9 In E Flat Major, Op. 117: I. Moderato Con Moto
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2. String Quartet No. 9 In E Flat Major, Op. 117: II. Adagio
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3. String Quartet No. 9 In E Flat Major, Op. 117: III. Allegretto
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4. String Quartet No. 9 In E Flat Major, Op. 117: IV. Adagio
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5. String Quartet No. 9 In E Flat Major, Op. 117: V. Allegro
6. String Quartet No. 10 In A Flat Major, Op. 118: I. Andante
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7. String Quartet No. 10 In A Flat Major, Op. 118: II. Allegretto Furioso
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8. String Quartet No. 10 In A Flat Major, Op. 118: III. Adagio
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9. String Quartet No. 10 In A Flat Major, Op. 118: IV. Allegretto
10. String Quartet No. 11 In F Minor, Op. 122: I. Introduction - Andantino
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11. String Quartet No. 11 In F Minor, Op. 122: II. Scherzo - Allegretto
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12. String Quartet No. 11 In F Minor, Op. 122: III. Recitative - Adagio
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13. String Quartet No. 11 In F Minor, Op. 122: IV. Etude - Allegro
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14. String Quartet No. 11 In F Minor, Op. 122: V. Humoresque - Allegro
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15. String Quartet No. 11 In F Minor, Op. 122: VI. Elegie - Adagio
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16. String Quartet No. 11 In F Minor, Op. 122: VII. Finale - Moderato
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1. String Quartet No. 12 In D Flat Major, Op. 133: I. Moderato
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2. String Quartet No. 12 In D Flat Major, Op. 133: II. Allegretto
3. String Quartet No. 6 In E Minor, Op. 35: I. Allegro Semplice
4. String Quartet No. 6 In E Minor, Op. 35: II. Presto Agitato
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5. String Quartet No. 6 In E Minor, Op. 35: III. Allegro Con Fuoco
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6. String Quartet No. 6 In E Minor, Op. 35: IV. Adagio
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7. String Quartet No. 6 In E Minor, Op. 35: V. Moderato Commodo
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8. String Quartet No. 6 In E Minor, Op. 35: VI. Andante Maestoso
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The electrifying Pacifica Trio is back with the highly anticipated third installment of their acclaimed Soviet Experience series. This release focuses on Shostakovich's string quartets of the 1960s, Nos. 9-12. Ranging from a balanced neoclassical form to an unpredictable riot of tonal and atonal themes, these quartet's rank among the finest of Shostakovich's later works. The adventurous String Quartet No. 6 of Mieczyslaw Weinberg, Shostakovich's friend and colleague, provides another vantage point to view this period in Soviet history. ("The playing is nothing short of phenomenal, bringing new dimensions of interpretative depth and a subtle fusion of intensity and clarity.... When the series is complete, it looks set to be the one to own." the Telegraph, London)
        
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