℗ 2015 Decca Music Group Limited
Released March 23, 2015
Duration 1h 15m 53s
Genre Classical
 

Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartets Nos.1, 8 & 14

Borodin Quartet

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String Quartet No.1 in C major, Op.49  
1.1
1. Moderato
Dmitri Shostakovich; Borodin Quartet
4:28
1.2
2. Moderato
Dmitri Shostakovich; Borodin Quartet
4:35
1.3
3. Allegro molto
Dmitri Shostakovich; Borodin Quartet
2:05
1.4
4. Allegro
Dmitri Shostakovich; Borodin Quartet
3:09
String Quartet No.8 in C Minor, Op.110  
1.5
1. Largo
Dmitri Shostakovich; Borodin Quartet
5:37
1.6
2. Allegro molto
Dmitri Shostakovich; Borodin Quartet
2:53
1.7
3. Allegretto
Dmitri Shostakovich; Borodin Quartet
4:36
1.8
4. Largo
Dmitri Shostakovich; Borodin Quartet
6:50
1.9
5. Largo
Dmitri Shostakovich; Borodin Quartet
4:28
String Quartet No.14 in F sharp major Op.142  
1.10
1. Allegretto
Dmitri Shostakovich; Borodin Quartet
9:08
1.11
2. Adagio
Dmitri Shostakovich; Borodin Quartet
10:52
1.12
3. Allegretto
Dmitri Shostakovich; Borodin Quartet
9:54
Two Pieces for String Quartet, Op.36a  
1.13
1. Elegy
Dmitri Shostakovich; Borodin Quartet
4:38
1.14
2. Polka
Dmitri Shostakovich; Borodin Quartet
2:40
Digital Booklet
"... listening to the Quartet play Shostakovich, it was impossible to resist an uncanny sense of being taken back to the root of something. You could say this was just the magic effect of a near-mythical reputation, but there is something special in the Borodin Quartet’s sound which would persuade even an innocent listener. It’s the refusal to exaggerate and a pearly, immaculate quality in the balance ..." - The Telegraph The Borodin Quartet has a long history with Shostakovich: the composer himself would consult with the Quartet, which would perform almost all of his works personally to receive his supervision and advice. Now, 70 years later, the quartet members come from a new generation but have remained true to their roots and to the artistic excellence and integrity that have always been a hallmark of this astonishing ensemble. This album is the first volume in a Shostakovich cycle from the new era Borodin Quartet.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Decca/London Studio Masters

Executive Producer: Alexander Van Ingen Recording Producer: Borodin Quartet Recording Engineer: Maria Soboleva Recording Editor: Elena Sych Recording Location: The Concert Hall of the Victor Popov Academy of Choral Arts, Moscow, 14, 15, 18 & 19 January 2015 Introductory Note & Translations © 1992, rev. 2015 Decca Music Group Limited Producer Note Translations © 2015 Decca Music Group Limited Cover Photo: © Patrick Xu P.2 Photo: © Andy Staples Booklet Back Photo with Shostakovich: The Tully Potter Collection Booklet Editing & Art Direction: WLP Ltd
Track titlePeak (dB FS)RMS (dB FS)DR
Album average
Range of values
-2.99
-9.82 to -0.34
-26.15
-31.63 to -18.43
14
12 to 16
1
1. Moderato
-2.78-26.3015
2
2. Moderato
-2.63-27.4415
3
3. Allegro molto
-9.82-31.6313
4
4. Allegro
-0.60-21.9314
5
1. Largo
-6.20-28.8713
6
2. Allegro molto
-1.37-18.4312
7
3. Allegretto
-2.49-25.9315
8
4. Largo
-0.34-26.2215
9
5. Largo
-3.36-27.6713
10
1. Allegretto
-1.59-24.8415
11
2. Adagio
-4.52-27.7714
12
3. Allegretto
-0.89-26.2416
13
1. Elegy
-4.81-28.0513
14
2. Polka
-0.50-24.8016

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