ALBUM TITLE: Shostakovich
WORKS: String Quartets Nos 4, 6 and 9
PERFORMER: Borodin Quartet
CATALOGUE NO: PRD 250 331 (1966)
Nothing dulcet about these recordings, especially when violins soar. But the players know Shostakovich’s moods inside out, and deliver them with clear textures, crisp articulation, and plenty of Russian soul.