SHOSTAKOVICH / EMERSON STRING QUARTET - STRING QUARTETS - CD New

Format: CD>New

Decca

While his symphonies were subjected to scrutiny and censure by the suffocating Soviet government, the string quartets were chamber pieces into which he felt free to pour all his sadness, anger and boldest musical ideas. They are some of the most passionate, deeply affecting works in the classical canon, and these Emerson Quartet performances have won universal acclaim for their virtuosity and emotional power. Includes all 15 quartets on 5 CDs.

Release Date: 2006-05-16

[Disc 1]
1. 1. Moderato
[Disc 1]
2. 2. Moderato
3. 3. Allegro molto
4. 4. Allegro
5. 1. Overture
6. 2. Recitative and Romance: Adagio
7. 3. Waltz: Allegro
8. 4. Theme with Variations: Adagio - Moderato con moto - Allegretto - Pi mosso - Allegro non troppo
9. 1. Allegretto
10. 2. Moderato con moto
11. 3. Allegro non troppo
12. 4. Adagio - attacca:
13. 5. Moderato - Adagio
[Disc 2]
1. 1. Allegretto
2. 2. Andantino
3. 3. Allegretto - attacca:
4. 4. Allegretto
5. 1. Allegro non troppo - attacca:
6. 2. Andante - Andantino - Andante - Andantino - Andante - attacca:
7. 3. Moderato - Allegretto - Andante
8. 1. Allegretto
9. 2. Moderato con moto
10. 3. Lento - attacca:
11. 4. Lento - Allegretto - Andante - Lento
[Disc 3]
1. 1. Allegretto - attacca:
2. 2. Lento - attacca:
3. 3. Allegro - Allegretto - [Adagio]
4. 1. Largo - attacca:
5. 2. Allegro molto - attacca:
6. 3. Allegretto - attacca:
7. 4. Largo - attacca:
8. 5. Largo
9. 1. Moderato con moto - attacca:
10. 2. Adagio - attacca:
11. 3. Allegretto - attacca:
12. 4. Adagio - attacca:
13. 5. Allegro
14. 1. Andante
15. 2. Allegretto furioso
16. 3. Adagio - attacca:
17. 4. Allegretto - Andante
[Disc 4]
1. Adagio (Elegy), for String Quartet after Katerina's Aria from Scene 3 of the opera "Lardy Macbeth o
2. Allegretto (Polka), for String Quartet after the Polka from the Ballet "The Age of Gold," op. 22
3. 1. Introduction: Andantino - attacca:
4. 2. Scherzo: Allegretto - attacca:
5. 3. Recitative: Adagio - attacca:
6. 4. Etude: Allegro - attacca:
7. 5. Humoresque: Allegro - attacca:
8. 6. Elegy: Adagio - attacca:
9. 7. Finale: Moderato - Meno mosso - Moderato
10. 1. Moderato - Allegretto - Moderato - Allegretto - Moderato
11. 2. Allegretto - Adagio - Moderato - Adagio - Moderato - Allegretto
[Disc 5]
1. 1. Allegretto - Meno mosso - Allegretto - Meno mosso- Allegretto
2. 2. Adagio - attacca:
3. 3. Allegretto - Poco meno mosso - Adagio
4. 1. Elegy: Adagio - attacca:
5. 2. Serenade: Adagio - attacca:
6. 3. Intermezzo: Adagio - attacca:
7. 4. Nocturne: Adagio - attacca:
8. 5. Funeral March: Adagio molto - attacca:
9. 6. Epilogue: Adagio - Adagio molto