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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

8.15: Interval

Shostakovich: String Quartet No 15

Belcea Quartet

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.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Franz Schubert

      String Quartet in G major D.887

      Ensemble: Belcea Quartet.
  • Interval

    • Franz Schubert

      Piano Sonata in A major D.664

      Performer: Radu Lupu.
  • Part 2

    • Dmitry Shostakovich

      String Quartet no.15 in E flat minor Op.144

      Ensemble: Belcea Quartet.
    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Cavatina from String Quartet in B flat major Op.130

      Ensemble: Belcea Quartet.
  • Post-concert

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Piano Sonata in C major, K.330

      Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
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