String Quartet No.4

Dmitry Shostakovich

String Quartet No.4 in D major

Op. 83

About this work...

Like the Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 67 (1944), the String Quartet No. 4 features thematic elements of Jewish inspiration. But in the postwar era and until Stalin's death in 1953, Shostakovich had become well aware he could not display any obvious sympathies with Jews and Jewish culture in his compositions and thus withheld ... read more