The Borodin Quartet deliver Shostakovich’s String Quartets Nos 4, 6 and 9

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COMPOSERS: Shostakovich
LABELS: Praga
ALBUM TITLE: Shostakovich
WORKS: String Quartets Nos 4, 6 and 9
PERFORMER: Borodin Quartet
CATALOGUE NO: PRD 250 331 (1966)

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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.

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Geoff Brown