Suk Meditation on Chorale ‘St Wenceslas’
Shostakovich String Quartet No. 8 in C minor
Beethoven String Quartet No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 131
The rich, beguiling late quartets of Beethoven and Shostakovich are considered some of the finest in the genre. Taken together, they illuminate the impact of Beethoven’s fervour on his successors and highlight Shostakovich’s own invention and originality. These two brooding works are prefaced by a gentler, dainty meditation on a traditional Czech chorale by Suk.
You can listen to Beethoven's string quartet HERE (YouTube link)
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