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Shostakovich: Complete String Quartets

Fitzwilliam String Quartet

The Fitzwilliam String Quartet give committed performances that do justice to the works' depth of emotion without being melodramatic.

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Contents

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 1 in C Major, Op. 49

15:25
  • Jonathan Sparey (violin), Alan George (viola), Ioan Davies (cello), Christopher Rowland (violin)
  • Fitzwilliam Quartet

1. Moderato

5:18

2. Moderato

4:46

3. Allegro molto

2:04

4. Allegro

3:17

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 2 in A major, Op. 68

35:37
  • Jonathan Sparey (violin), Alan George (viola), Ioan Davies (cello), Christopher Rowland (violin)
  • Fitzwilliam Quartet

1. Overture (Moderato con moto)

8:35

2. Recitative & Romance (Adagio)

10:59

3. Valse (Allegro)

5:44

4. Theme & Variations

10:19

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 3 in F major, Op. 73

31:37
  • Jonathan Sparey (violin), Alan George (viola), Ioan Davies (cello), Christopher Rowland (violin)
  • Fitzwilliam Quartet

1. Allegretto

6:55

2. Moderato con moto

5:20

3. Allegro non troppo

4:15

4. Adagio

5:18

5. Moderato

9:49

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 4 in D major, Op. 83

25:47
  • Jonathan Sparey (violin), Alan George (viola), Ioan Davies (cello), Christopher Rowland (violin)
  • Fitzwilliam Quartet

1. Allegretto

3:31

2. Andantino

6:43

3. Allegretto

4:47

4. Allegretto

10:46

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 5 in B flat major, Op. 92

30:49
  • Jonathan Sparey (violin), Alan George (viola), Ioan Davies (cello), Christopher Rowland (violin)
  • Fitzwilliam Quartet

1. Allegro non troppo

10:52

2. Andante

9:26

3. Moderato

10:31

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 6 in G major, Op. 101

26:38
  • Jonathan Sparey (violin), Alan George (viola), Ioan Davies (cello), Christopher Rowland (violin)
  • Fitzwilliam Quartet

1. Allegretto

7:05

2. Moderato con moto

5:09

3. Lento

6:43

4. Allegretto

7:41

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 7 in F sharp minor, Op. 108

12:46
  • Ioan Davies (cello), Alan George (viola), Christopher Rowland (violin), Jonathan Sparey (violin)
  • Fitzwilliam Quartet

1. Allegretto

3:17

2. Lento

3:38

3. Allegro

5:51

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110

20:49
  • Jonathan Sparey (violin), Alan George (viola), Ioan Davies (cello), Christopher Rowland (violin)
  • Fitzwilliam Quartet

1. Largo

4:59

2. Allegro molto

2:34

3. Allegretto

4:09

4. Largo

5:23

5. Largo

3:44

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 9 in E flat major, Op. 117

27:29
  • Alan George (viola), Ioan Davies (cello), Jonathan Sparey (violin), Christopher Rowland (violin)
  • Fitzwilliam Quartet

1. Moderato con moto

4:22

2. Adagio

4:37

3. Allegretto

4:00

4. Adagio

3:35

5. Allegro

10:55

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 10 in A flat major, Op. 118

22:52
  • Alan George (viola), Ioan Davies (cello), Jonathan Sparey (violin), Christopher Rowland (violin)
  • Fitzwilliam Quartet

1. Andante con moto

4:07

2. Allegretto furioso

4:04

3. Adagio

5:17

4. Allegretto - Andante

9:24

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 122

16:08
  • Jonathan Sparey (violin), Alan George (viola), Ioan Davies (cello), Christopher Rowland (violin)
  • Fitzwilliam Quartet

1. Introduction: Andantino

2:01

2. Scherzo: Allegretto

2:40

3. Recitative: Adagio

1:19

4. Etude: Allegro

1:16

5. Humoresque: Allegro

0:58

6. Elegy: Adagio

4:01

7. Finale: Moderato

3:53

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 12 in D flat major, Op. 133

27:45
  • Jonathan Sparey (violin), Alan George (viola), Ioan Davies (cello), Christopher Rowland (violin)
  • Fitzwilliam Quartet

1. Moderato - Allegretto

7:32

2. Allegretto - Adagio - Moderato - Allegretto

20:13

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 13 in B flat minor, Op. 138

18:51
  • Jonathan Sparey (violin), Alan George (viola), Ioan Davies (cello), Christopher Rowland (violin)
  • Fitzwilliam Quartet

Adagio - Doppio movimento - Tempo primo

18:51

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 14 in F sharp major, Op. 142

26:26
  • Jonathan Sparey (violin), Alan George (viola), Ioan Davies (cello), Christopher Rowland (violin)
  • Fitzwilliam Quartet

1. Allegretto

9:04

2. Adagio

9:12

3. Allegretto

8:10

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 15 In E Flat Minor, Op. 144

34:42
  • Jonathan Sparey (violin), Alan George (viola), Ioan Davies (cello), Christopher Rowland (violin)
  • Fitzwilliam Quartet

1. Elegy

11:45

2. Serenade

5:25

3. Intermezzo

1:29

4. Nocturne

4:39

5. Funeral March

4:44

6. Epilogue

6:40
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