Tag: Shostakovich String Quartet No. 2

  • Shostakovich Quartet No. 2, in A Major, Op. 68

    The works Shostakovich composed during World War II—or, as the Russians call it, The Great Patriotic War—form a distinct chapter in his output. These include the wartime music one might expect—marches, choruses, and even settings of songs of Russia’s allies (including, in 1943, an arrangement of When Johnny Comes Marching Home)—but Shostakovich made his major…

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