Like matters of the heart, the piece plays on our emotions and expectations, enticing us in with a lilting dissonance, before unfolding into a spirited (and very Mozartian) first movement.
Emotional from start to finish, Shostakovich’s quartet dives deep into the heart as he reflects on his relationship with third wife Irina Antonovna.
MOZART String Quartet No.19, Dissonance
SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No.9
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