earsense - chamber music database
Composer
(last name)
Ensemble
Op. / Title
Key
Has audio
Gabriel Fauré Gabriel Fauré
1845-1924

Piano Quartet No. 1 in c minor, Op. 15
1883
quote
I have written only one masterpiece. That is the Boléro. Unfortunately, it contains no music. Maurice Ravel

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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