Shostakovich: String Quartets Nos 1–15; Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57

COMPOSERS: Shostakovich
LABELS: Melodiya
ALBUM TITLE: Shostakovich
WORKS: String Quartets Nos 1–15; Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57
PERFORMER: Borodin Quartet, Richter (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: MELCD 10 01077
These classic recordings, climaxing in a nerve-jangling account of the dark and despairing Fifteenth Quartet, continue to dominate the catalogue after nearly a quarter of a century. Musically and technically they are very much in a class of their own. Unmissable. Julian Haylock

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