Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 'String Quartet No. 15'

Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 'String Quartet No. 15'

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  • Shostakovich: String quartet no. 15 in E flat minor, 1st mov. Live from DSQ Festival 2016

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  • Shostakovich String Quartet No 15 in E flat minor II + III movement 3/5

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  • Shostakovich String Quartet No 15 in E flat minor IV + V mov 4/5

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String Quartet No. 15 in E-flat minor, Op. 144, was Dmitri Shostakovich's last quartet. It was completed in May, 1974 and premiered in Leningrad by the Taneiev Quartet in November. Like most of the composer's late works, it is an introspective meditation on mortality.

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