Tag: Shostakovich String Quartet No. 6

  • Shostakovich Quartet No. 6 in G Major, Opus 101

    Shostakovich’s sudden re-marriage in the summer of 1956 caught even his closest friends by surprise. His first wife, the physicist Nina Varzar, had died suddenly in December 1954, and eighteen months later the shy composer impulsively proposed to a pretty young party official, Margarita Kainova. She just as impulsively accepted, and they were married in…

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