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Emerson Quartet cellist David Finckel decodes the String Quartet No. 8.

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Shostakovich at 100: The String Quartets

Shostakovich at 100: The String Quartets

Emerson Quartet cellist David Finckel decodes the String Quartet No. 8.

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Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 in C minor

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 in C minor

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Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 in C minor

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Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 in C minor

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All week, Performance Today celebrates the centenary of Russian composer Dmitry Shostakovich. Today, cellist David Finckel of the Emerson Quartet takes a look at Shostakovich's set of 15 string quartets, often called the finest set in the repertoire after Beethoven's. Finckel focuses on decoding the hidden messages within the String Quartet No. 8.

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Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 in C minor
Artist
Emerson String Quartet
Label
Deutsche Grammophon
Released
1999

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