Borodin String Quartet

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Name: Borodin String Quartet
Date: March 29, 2019
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT
Event Description:

For more than seventy years, the Borodin Quartet has been celebrated for its insight and authority in the chamber music repertoire. Revered for its searching performances of Beethoven and Shostakovich, the Quartet is equally at home in music ranging from Mozart to Stravinsky.  The Borodin Quartet’s particular affinity with Russian repertoire is based on constant promotion, performances and recording of the pillars of Russian string quartet music – Borodin, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich, as well as Glinka, Stravinsky, Prokofiev and Schnittke. The Quartet is universally recognized for its genuine interpretation of Russian music, generating critical acclaim all over the world; the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung writes about them “here we have not four individual players, but a single sixteen-stringed instrument of great virtuosity”.

The Quartet’s connection with Shostakovich’s chamber music is intensely personal, since it was stimulated by a close relationship with the composer, who personally supervised its study of each of his quartets. Widely regarded as definitive interpretations, the Quartet’s cycles of the complete Shostakovich’s quartets have been performed all over the world. The idea of performing a complete cycle of Shostakovich’s quartets originated with the Borodin Quartet.

PROGRAM

SHOSTAKOVICH: String Quartet, No. 4
SHOSTAKOVICH: String Quartet No. 13
BORODIN: String Quartet, No. 2

Location:
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
Rockport, MA  01966
Date/Time Information:
Sunday, March 31, 2019
3:00 PM
Contact Information:
(978) 546-7391
Fees/Admission:
Tickets:  $69, $62, $49
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