"Full of nostalgic feeling, the music cries out for the committed kind of playing it receives here." - The Toronto Star
Two outstanding string quartets: Benjamin Britten's String Quartet No. 3, Op. 94. His third string quartet, and one of his last major works, performed by the Penderecki String Quartet.
Dmitri Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 3 in F. Major, Op. 73. Completed in 1946, the String Quartet No.3 is the first that might be thought of as "symphonic" in scope.
Catalog: MAR 173
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Britten: String Quartet No. 3, Op. 94
1. Duets - With moderate movement
2. Ostinato - Very Fast
3. Solo - Very Calm
4. Burlesque - Fast, con fuoco (Listen)
5. Recitative and Passacaglia (La Serenissima)
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 3
in F Major, Op. 73
7. Moderato con moto
8. Allegro non troppo
Total playing time: 58:27