Shostakovich was in his early thirties when he first turned to the string quartet. He planned to produce a full cycle of 24; he completed 15. These works embody his resistance to a crushing Soviet power that held the belief that all art should be political. At the same time, he used them as a means of personal, autobiographical expression, aimed at presenting a true depiction of himself as a man and an artist. Bringing together Nos. 3 and 8, the Novus Quartet make Shostakovich's revolt tangible, while faithfully representing the magnificent, heartrending world of this great composer.
Shostakovich was in his early thirties when he first turned to the string quartet. He planned to produce a full cycle of 24; he completed 15. These works embody his resistance to a crushing Soviet power that held the belief that all art should be political. At the same time, he used them as a means of personal, autobiographical expression, aimed at presenting a true depiction of himself as a man and an artist. Bringing together Nos. 3 and 8, the Novus Quartet make Shostakovich's revolt tangible, while faithfully representing the magnificent, heartrending world of this great composer.
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Format: CD
Label: APARTE
Rel. Date: 01/21/2022
UPC: 5051083175524

Shostakovich: String Quartets No. 3 & 8
Artist: Novus Quartet
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Shostakovich was in his early thirties when he first turned to the string quartet. He planned to produce a full cycle of 24; he completed 15. These works embody his resistance to a crushing Soviet power that held the belief that all art should be political. At the same time, he used them as a means of personal, autobiographical expression, aimed at presenting a true depiction of himself as a man and an artist. Bringing together Nos. 3 and 8, the Novus Quartet make Shostakovich's revolt tangible, while faithfully representing the magnificent, heartrending world of this great composer.