String Quartet No.3

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Dmitry Shostakovich

String Quartet No.3 in F major

Op. 73

About this work...

The second string quartet by Shostakovich had marked a watershed in his developing mastery of the genre. He returned to the medium two years later, producing his next string quartet in 1946. As Robert Matthew-Walker points out, however, he had by now also "successfully tackled a formal challenge which had long fascinat... read more