Shostakovich Quartet

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Shostakovich Quartet (Квартет имени Шостаковича) was founded in 1966 by Alexander Korchagin and Andre Shishlov in the Rafael Davidyan class at the Moscow Conservatory. A few years later, professor Sergei Shirinsky (legendary cellist, member of Beethoven Quartet) mentored the ensemble. The Quartet gained international reputation after receiving the third prize at the XIX ARD International Competition (1970) in Munich and winning the XIII Leó Weiner International Competition (1973) in Budapest. The quartet had been touring internationally since the eighties and visited 38 countries.

Along with giving concerts and touring, Shostakovich Quartet recorded over 50 albums on vinyl and CD for Olympia (2) (Great Britain), Мелодия (Russia), Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), Ricordi (Italy), Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (USA), Toshiba EMI and Sacrambow (Japan).

Their repertoire include a cycle of fifteen quartets by Dmitri Shostakovich, his quintet (which the group performed with many famous pianists, including Tatiana Nikolayeva, Aleksey Nasedkin, Vladimir Krainev, Nikolai Petrov, Mikhail Voskresensky, Alexander Bonduriansky, Tigran Alikhanov, Nikolai Lugansky, Nina Kogan, Vladimir Viardo, Oxana Yablonskaya, Enrico Pace, and Ikuyo Nakamichi), music by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann and Brahms, the Russian classics: Glinka, Tchaikovsky, Borodin, Glazunov, Grechaninov, and also XX century innovators Debussy, Ravel, Prokofiev and Stravinsky. The musicians of the Quartet have a wide range of interest and are competent in different musical spheres, including modern jazz.

Current line-up
1st violin: Graf Murzha
2nd violin: Alexander Dogadaev
Viola: Yury Tkanov
Cello: Alexander Korchagin
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Shostakovich Quartet Discography Tracks

Albums

С10 06659 Shostakovich Quartet - 3 Pieces For String Quartet / Quartet No. 3 album art А. Глазунов* - Shostakovich Quartet А. Глазунов* - Shostakovich Quartet - 3 Pieces For String Quartet / Quartet No. 3(LP, Album) Мелодия С10 06659 USSR 1978 Sell This Version
33 С 10—13037-8 Shostakovich Quartet - Квартеты № 1-3 album art Н. Пейко* - Квартет Имени Шостаковича* Н. Пейко* - Квартет Имени Шостаковича* - Квартеты № 1-3(LP) Мелодия 33 С 10—13037-8 USSR 1979 Sell This Version
Shostakovich Quartet - Quartet No. 7 album art Alexander Glazunov - Shostakovich Quartet Alexander Glazunov - Shostakovich Quartet - Quartet No. 7 (Album) Мелодия USSR 1981 Sell This Version
С 10-17201-2 Shostakovich Quartet - Quartet No. 6 For Two Violins And Cello, Op. 106 album art A. Glazunov* - The Shostakovich Quartet* A. Glazunov* - The Shostakovich Quartet* - Quartet No. 6 For Two Violins And Cello, Op. 106(LP) Мелодия С 10-17201-2 USSR 1981 Sell This Version
Shostakovich Quartet - Quintet - Quartet No. 7 album art Квартет имени Шостаковича*, Алексей Наседкин* Квартет имени Шостаковича*, Алексей Наседкин* - Quintet - Quartet No. 7 Мелодия USSR 1982 Sell This Version
С 10—16753-4 Shostakovich Quartet - Quartets Nos. 1, 2 = Квартеты № 1, 2 album art A. Glazunov* = А. Глазунов* - Shostakovich Quartet, Квартет Имени Шостаковича* A. Glazunov* = А. Глазунов* - Shostakovich Quartet, Квартет Имени Шостаковича* - Quartets Nos. 1, 2 = Квартеты № 1, 2(LP) Мелодия С 10—16753-4 USSR 1982 Sell This Version
C10-16797-8 Shostakovich Quartet - Quartet No. 4 album art A. Glazunov* - Shostakovich Quartet A. Glazunov* - Shostakovich Quartet - Quartet No. 4(LP) Мелодия C10-16797-8 USSR 1982 Sell This Version
С10 20667 001 Shostakovich Quartet - Quartets, Op. 33 Nos. 1-3 album art The Shostakovich Quartet* - J. Haydn* The Shostakovich Quartet* - J. Haydn* - Quartets, Op. 33 Nos. 1-3(LP) Мелодия С10 20667 001 USSR 1984 Sell This Version
С10 20669 006 Shostakovich Quartet - Quartets, Op.33 Nos.4-6 album art J. Haydn* - The Shostakovich Quartet J. Haydn* - The Shostakovich Quartet - Quartets, Op.33 Nos.4-6(LP) Мелодия С10 20669 006 USSR 1984 Sell This Version
MHS 912095M Shostakovich Quartet - Concert In D Major, Op. 21 album art Chausson*, Igor Oistrach, Natalia Zertsalova, Shostakovich Quartet Chausson*, Igor Oistrach, Natalia Zertsalova, Shostakovich Quartet - Concert In D Major, Op. 21(LP, Dig) Musical Heritage Society MHS 912095M US 1987 Sell This Version
С10 26005 003 Shostakovich Quartet - The Seven Last Words album art J. Haydn*, The Shostakovich Quartet* J. Haydn*, The Shostakovich Quartet* - The Seven Last Words(LP) Мелодия С10 26005 003 USSR 1987 Sell This Version
C10 28377 008 Shostakovich Quartet - Quartets Nos 4 And 6 album art D. Shostakovich* / Shostakovich Quartet D. Shostakovich* / Shostakovich Quartet - Quartets Nos 4 And 6(LP) Мелодия C10 28377 008 USSR 1989 Sell This Version
C10 28483 000 Shostakovich Quartet - Квартеты N5 И 9 album art Д. Шостакович* / Квартет Имени Шостаковича* Д. Шостакович* / Квартет Имени Шостаковича* - Квартеты N5 И 9(LP, Album) Мелодия C10 28483 000 USSR 1989 Sell This Version
А10 00739 005 Shostakovich Quartet - Chamber Ensembles album art W. A. Mozart* - Eliso Virsaladze, Eduard Brunner, Radovan Vlatković, Valeri Popov, Alexei Utkin, The Shostakovich Quartet* W. A. Mozart* - Eliso Virsaladze, Eduard Brunner, Radovan Vlatković, Valeri Popov, Alexei Utkin, The Shostakovich Quartet* - Chamber Ensembles(LP) Мелодия А10 00739 005 USSR 1991 Sell This Version
OCD 533 Shostakovich Quartet - The Complete Shostakovich String Quartets Volume 3 - String Quartets Nos. 6, 8 & 9 album art Shostakovich* - The Shostakovich Quartet* Shostakovich* - The Shostakovich Quartet* - The Complete Shostakovich String Quartets Volume 3 - String Quartets Nos. 6, 8 & 9(CD, Album) Olympia (2) OCD 533 UK 1994 Sell This Version
OCD 532 Shostakovich Quartet - The Complete Shostakovich String Quartets Volume 2 - String Quartets Nos. 2, 5 & 7 album art Shostakovich* - The Shostakovich Quartet* Shostakovich* - The Shostakovich Quartet* - The Complete Shostakovich String Quartets Volume 2 - String Quartets Nos. 2, 5 & 7(CD, Album) Olympia (2) OCD 532 UK 1994 Sell This Version
OCD 531 Shostakovich Quartet - The Complete Shostakovich String Quartets Volume 1 - String Quartets Nos. 1, 3 & 4 • 2 Pieces, Op.36 album art Shostakovich* - The Shostakovich Quartet* Shostakovich* - The Shostakovich Quartet* - The Complete Shostakovich String Quartets Volume 1 - String Quartets Nos. 1, 3 & 4 • 2 Pieces, Op.36(CD, Album) Olympia (2) OCD 531 UK 1994 Sell This Version
CDBMR 904054 Shostakovich Quartet - Alexey Kozlov And The Shostakovich String Quartet album art Alexey Kozlov* And The Shostakovich String Quartet* Alexey Kozlov* And The Shostakovich String Quartet* - Alexey Kozlov And The Shostakovich String Quartet(CD, Album) Boheme Music CDBMR 904054 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
Shostakovich Quartet - String Quartets 1 & 2 album art Borodin* - Shostakovich Quartet Borodin* - Shostakovich Quartet - String Quartets 1 & 2 (Album) Regis Records UK 2000 Sell This Version
RRC 5001 Shostakovich Quartet - Complete String Quartets album art Shostakovich*The Shostakovich Quartet* Shostakovich*The Shostakovich Quartet* - Complete String Quartets(5xCD + Box) Regis Records RRC 5001 2000 Sell This Version
RRC 2029 Shostakovich Quartet - String Quartets Nos. 6, 8, 10, 11 & 15 album art Dmitri Shostakovich, The Shostakovich Quartet* Dmitri Shostakovich, The Shostakovich Quartet* - String Quartets Nos. 6, 8, 10, 11 & 15(2xCD, Album, RE) Regis Records RRC 2029 UK 2000 Sell This Version
RRC 2071 Shostakovich Quartet - Tchaikovsky - Complete Music for String Quartet album art Shostakovich Quartet, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Shostakovich Quartet, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Tchaikovsky - Complete Music for String Quartet(2xCD, Album, ADD) Regis Records RRC 2071 UK Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

Shostakovich Quartet - Glazunov Quartet & Quintet album art Shostakovich Quartet Glazunov Quartet & Quintet (Comp) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Japan 1984 Sell This Version
OCD 157 Shostakovich Quartet - Piano Trio In A Minor / String Quartet No. 1 album art Tchaikovsky*Glazunov* - Leningrad Philharmonic Trio*, The Shostakovich Quartet* Tchaikovsky*Glazunov* - Leningrad Philharmonic Trio*, The Shostakovich Quartet* - Piano Trio In A Minor / String Quartet No. 1(CD, Comp) Olympia (2) OCD 157 UK 1988 Sell This Version