Belcea Quartet: Schubert and Shostakovich
From Wigmore Hall in London, a concert given by the Belcea Quartet. Schubert: String Quartet in G, D887. Shostakovich: String Quartet No 15.
The Belcea Quartet plays Schubert and Shostakovich.
Recorded on Sunday 12 February 2017 at Wigmore Hall, London.
Schubert: String Quartet in G major, D887
Shostakovich: String Quartet No 15
Shostakovich's final and longest string quartet, supremely introspective and fully reconciled to the inevitability of death, offers an intimate portrait of the Soviet composer during his last years.
The Belcea Quartet has programmed it together with another fifteenth and final string quartet, Schubert's profound reflection on impermanence and everchanging reality.