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thu 11 jun 2020 14:00 

Works for Symphony and String Quartet written by Dmitri Shostakovich, performed by the New Amsterdam Sinfonietta and The Hermitage String Quartet.

In today’s episode of Concertzender Live Archive, two recordings of music by Dmitri Shostakovich. We start with a recording from 1991 of a concert by the New Amsterdam Sinfonietta at the Main Hall of the Concertgebouw. You’ll hear Chamber Symphony, opus 118a, which was arranged from String Quartet No. 10, followed by Symphony No. 14.

In the second recording you’ll hear The Hermitage String Quartet perform Shostakovich’ String Quartet No. 4 at the Koepelkerk in Veenhuizen in 2018.


1. Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)    Prelude en Fugue no. 8 Opus 87                                                                                                         Arrangment: Vladimir Mendelssohn                                                                                                    New Amsterdam Sinfonietta led by Lev Markiz


2. Dmitri Shostakovich                        Chamber Symphony op 118a. Arranged from String                                                                         Quartet No. 10 by Rudolf Barsjai

New Amsterdam Sinfonietta olv Lev Markiz


3. Dmitri Shostakovich                        Symphony No. 14 op 135, music for 11 poems by                                                                              Guillaume Apollinaire, Frederico Garcia Lorca and                                                                          Rainer Maria Rilke, among others.           

New Amsterdam Sinfonietta led by Lev Markiz

Claron McFadden, soprano     Leonard Mroz, bass


4. Dmitri Shostakovich                     String Quartet No. 4 in D, op. 83           

The Hermitage String Quartet


Compiled by: Jos Kleijntjens