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Shostakovich 8th String Quartet

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.

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  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Quartet for strings no. 8 (Op.110) in C minor

    Performers: The Royal String Quartet

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