Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8

When Shostakovich wrote his 8th quartet he believed it would be his musical valediction. Stephen Johnson joins the members of the Royal String Quartet in Norwich for a closer look at the ideas behind this, the composer's most often performed quartet.

Credits

Role Contributor
ComposerDmitri Shostakovich
PerformerRoyal String Quartet

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