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A glorious set,
This review is from: Shostakovich: String Quartets 1-13 (Audio CD)
Many great composers wrote their - arguably - finest music as chamber music : Schubert , Brahms , Dvorak and Chostakovitch . Certainly their most " personal" music .
As to this recording : since I saw the Borodin Quartet live , I haven't heard these superb string quartets better played than by these gentlemen . You really hear the composer through theit four instruments . Easy listening it certainly isn't , but then you cannot say that Chostakovitch has had an easy life .