Tag: Shostakovich String Quartet No. 5

  • Shostakovich Quartet No. 5 in B-flat Major, Opus 92

    Shostakovich wrote his Fifth String Quartet in the fall of 1952, but it remained in manuscript, unperformed, for over a year—and for very good reasons. Not only were these some of the darkest years of the Cold War, they were also the paranoid final years of Stalin’s repressive regime. Four years earlier, at the 1948…

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