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Glazunov: String Quartets No. 3 in G major op.26 “Slavonic”; No. 5 in D minor Op. 70; Music From “The Fridays” - Shostakovich Quartet

Glazunov: String Quartets No. 3 in G major op.26 “Slavonic”; No. 5 in D minor Op. 70; Music From “The Fridays” - Shostakovich Quartet

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ALEXANDER GLAZUNOV String Quartets No. 3 in G major op.26 “Slavonic” No.5 in D minor Op.70; Music From “The Fridays”


Shostakovich Quartet
(Violins I & II: Andrei
Shishlov; Alexander Balashov;
Viola: Alexander Galkovsky;
Cello: Alexander Korchagin)

“I commend this inexpensive disc to explorers of the string quartet who know and love their Smetana and late-Dvořák Quartets.” (MusicWeb)

“Glazunov’s string quartets contain attractive music … a successful reconciliation between the two traditions of Borodin and Tchaikovsky” (c) Gramophone

[Quartet 5]: “one is tempted to believe this is the finest of the seven (quartets) … Shostakovich Quartet have great feeling for this music and play with real conviction” (c) Penguin Guide

String Quartet No.3 in G major, Op.26 (27:45)
[1] I. Moderato 5:34
[2] II. Interlude. Moderato 5:11
[3] III. In Mazurka Style. Allegretto 5:56
[4] IV. Finale. Une fete slave. Allegro moderato 11:05


String Quartet No.5 in D minor, Op.70 (28:45)
[5] I. Andante – Allegro 9:16
[6] II. Scherzo. Allegretto 4:19
[7] III. Adagio 8:01
[8] IV. Finale. Allegro 6:59


“The Fridays” cycle for String Quartet:
[09] Prelude & Fugue (Book 1, No.1) 10:16
[10] Kuranta (Book II, No.6) 2:02



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