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Shostakovich / Borodin Quartet (Original Members) - String Quartets 1 - 13 Album

Shostakovich / Borodin Quartet (Original Members) - String Quartets 1 - 13 Album

Performer: Shostakovich / Borodin Quartet (Original Members)
Title: String Quartets 1 - 13
Released: 20 May 2003
Cat#: CHAN 10064
Label: Chandos
Country: Europe
Style: Modern, Contemporary
Category: Classical
Size MP3: 1726 mb
Size FLAC: 2499 mb


1III: Allegretto3:47
2I: Allegro Non Troppo10:54
3I: Moderato7:17
4IV: Adagio4:37
5Adagio - Doppio Movimento - Tempo Primo19:56
6String Quartet No. 7 In F. Sharp Minor, Op.108 (11:52)
7II: Moderato Con Moto4:42
8I: Allegretto6:58
9I: Moderato4:31
10II: Moderato4:19
11String Quartet No.3 In F Major, Op.73 (32:58)
12String Quartet No.6 In G Major, Op.101 (24:50)
13IV: Allegretto8:57
14II: Moderato Con Moto5:18
15II: Lento2:55
16III: Adagio6:16
17V: Allegro9:56
18String Quartet No.2 In A Major, Op.68 (36:08)
19String Quartet No.10 In A Flat Major, Op.118 (23:50)
20III: Recitative. Adagio1:22
21II: Scherzo. Allegretto2:41
22II: Allegro Molto2:51
23II: Adagio6:01
24String Quartet No.8 In C Minor, Op.110 (20:42)
25IV: Etude. Allegro1:18
26VII: Conclusion. Moderato3:14
27IV: Allegretto10:02
28I: Introduction. Andantino2:14
29I: Moderato Con Moto4:13
30String Quartet No.5 In B Flat Major, Op.92 (29:34)
31III: Allegro - Allegretto5:32
32String Quartet No.9 In E Flat Major, Op. 117 (28:37)
33String Quartet No.1 In C Major, Op.49 (13:49)
34III: Waltz. Allegro5:25
35V: Moderato10:08
36V: Largo3:20
37String Quartet No.11 In F Minor, Op.122 (16:07)
38II: Allegro - Adagio - Moderato - Adagio - Moderato - Allegretto21:24
39III: Moderato - Allegretto10:28
40I: Allegretto6:43
41III: Allegretto4:13
42IV: Lento - Allegretto7:06
43III: Allegro Non Troppo4:06
44I: Allegretto4:04
45IV: Adagio6:31
46VI: Elegy. Adagio4:14
47III: Allegretto3:54
48I: Largo4:52
49I: Overture. Moderato Con Moto8:08
50String Quartet No.4 In D Major, Op.83 (25:12)
51IV: Largo5:23
52III: Lento5:56
53II: Andantino7:00
54String Quartet No.12 In D Flat, Op.133 (28:46)
55IV: Theme With Variations. Adagio11:19
56I: Allegretto3:24
57II: Andante8:10
58I: Andante4:23
59III: Allegro Molto1:55
60IV: Allegro2:52
61V: Humoresque. Allegro1:01
62String Quartet No.13 In B Flat Minor, Op.138 (18:38)
63II: Recitative And Romance. Adagio12:02
64II: Allegretto Furioso4:04


  • CelloValentin Berlinsky
  • Composed ByDmitri Shostakovich
  • DesignTim Feeley
  • EnsembleBorodin String Quartet
  • Liner NotesM. Yakubov
  • Remastered ByChristopher Brooke , Peter Reynolds
  • ViolaDmitri Shebalin
  • ViolinAndrei Abramenkov, Rostislav Dubinsky


This incomplete cycle of quartets is recorded by the original Borodin Quartet (1953-74).
First issued in Russia on Melodiya LPs, quartets 1-11 (1967-1971) and later: (Shostakovich, The Borodin Quartet - The Complete String Quartets (Vol. 2 Nos. 6-11) & Shostakovich, The Borodin Quartet - The Complete String Quartets, Vol. 1 (Nos. 1-5).

Not to be confused with Melodyia-EMI edition recorded in the 80´s D. Shostakovich, Borodin Quartet - Complete Quartets and including String Quartets No. 14 & 15 not included here. Violinists Rostislav Dubinsky and Yaroslav Alexandrov left the group before they could record Shostakovich's then-recent, final two quartets and were replaced by Mikhail Kopelman and Andrei Abramenkov.

36-page booklet with texts in English, German and French.

Total Time:
CD 1: 75:51
CD 2: 79:54
CD 3: 77:44
CD 4: 78:55


  • Barcode: 0 95115 10642 6
  • Label Code: LC 7038
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 1): 13966 CD CHAN10064-1
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 2): 13967 CD CHAN10064-2
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 3): 13968 CD CHAN10064-3
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 4): 13969 CD CHAN10064-4
  • Rights Society: MCPS
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 1G16
  • Mastering SID Code (CD 4): IFPI L621
  • Mastering SID Code (CD 1 & CD 3): IFPI L622
  • Mastering SID Code (CD 2): IFPI L623
  • Other (SPARS Code): ADD


  • Remastered At – Chandos Records Ltd
  • Copyright (c) – Chandos Records Ltd

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