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The Russian Soul

Live from Wigmore Hall, London, pianist Barry Douglas and the Borodin Quartet play works by Tchaikovsky, plus Shostakovich's powerful Piano Quintet in G minor.

Live from Wigmore Hall, London, the Borodin Quartet, one of the world's legendary ensembles, returns with an all-Russian programme. The quartet joins forces with the renowned Irish pianist, Barry Douglas in Shostakovich's powerful Piano Quintet, one of the composer's best-known chamber works. It was written for the Beethoven Quartet who gave its premiere in Moscow in 1941, and then won Shostakovich the Stalin Prize in 1941. The Borodin Quartet also play the elegiac Andante cantabile from Tchaikovsky's 1st String Quartet, and Barry Douglas plays two movements from Tchaikovsky's cycle, The Seasons.

Presented by Andrew McGregor.

Tchaikovsky: March & October (from The Seasons)
Barry Douglas (piano)

Tchaikovsky: Andante cantabile (from String Quartet No 1)
Borodin Quartet

Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor
Borodin Quartet
Barry Douglas (piano)

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57 minutes

Music Played

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Seasons Op. 37a i March (Song of the Lark)

    Performer: Barry Douglas. Ensemble: Borodin Quartet.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Seasons Op. 37a ii October (Autumn song)

    Performer: Barry Douglas. Ensemble: Borodin Quartet.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Andante cantabile from String Quartet No. 1 in D Op. 11

    Performer: Barry Douglas. Ensemble: Borodin Quartet.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Piano Quintet in G minor Op. 57

    Performer: Barry Douglas. Ensemble: Borodin Quartet.
  • Béla Bartók

    String Quartet No 4 (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: Juilliard String Quartet.
    • PEARL.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    String Quartet No 1 in D major, Op 11 (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: Borodin Quartet.
    • Tchaikovsky: String Quartets Nos. 1-3, Souvenir De Florence.
    • Teldec.
    • 3.

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