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Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
1840-1893

Souvenir de Florence in d, Op. 70
1809
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The artist can show millions of people what is going on in one man's soul and can reveal to each man what fills the souls of the whole of humanity. For art they are equal quantities. Dmitri Shostakovich

Shostakovich, String quartet No. 7, Op. 108

March 16th, 2006

Dmitri Shostakovich, 1906-1975

String quartet No. 7 in f-sharp minor, Op. 108, 1960

Dmitri ShostakovichPrior to Shostakovich, Russian composers demonstrated only an occasional interest in the string quartet. Highlights consist of a handful of works from Tchaikovsky, Borodin and Prokofiev combined. As Russian classical music rose in the late 19th century, often with an agenda of creating a distinctly Russian national voice, the string quartet was typically eschewed as a characteristic relic of Western, Germanic Europe. Even Stravinsky found precious little use for the ensemble to express his musical revolutions. This all changed with Shostakovich. « more »


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