Shostakovich String Quartets

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Pacifica Quartet

Issue: 
August 2013
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'This Shostakovich cycle is turning out to be one of the most riveting of recent years, as the Pacificas demonstrate strong empathy with the contrasting emotional narratives of each work and probe well beneath the surface simplicity of some of the writing.' Erik Levi

Shostakovich
String Quartets Nos 9-12

Weinberg
String Quartet No. 6
Pacifica Quartet
Cedille CDR 90000 138, 128:45 mins (2 discs)

Audio clip: from String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, I. Introduction

For a full review, pick up a copy of the August issue of BBC Music Magazine