Photo: Duncan Matthews

Five performances spaced over one weekend or across an entire season, and anything in between…

​This cycle also has associated education projects, including a side-by-side immersive performance experience which is suitable for Conservatoire students.


‘…the opportunity to experience the complete quartets in live performance is a rare privilege…’

Eammon Kelly, The Australian

 

 

 

 

PROGRAMME 1

Shostakovich Quartet No. 1 in C major, Op.49

Shostakovich Quartet No. 2 in A major, Op.68

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Shostakovich Quartet No. 3 in F major, Op.73

 

PROGRAMME 2

Shostakovich Quartet No. 6 in G major, Op.101

Shostakovich Quartet No. 4 in D major, Op.83

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Shostakovich Quartet No. 5 in B flat major, Op.92

 

PROGRAMME 3 (Dedicated to his wives and himself)

Shostakovich Quartet No. 7 in F sharp minor, Op.108 (Nina)

Shostakovich Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op.110 (DSCH)

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Shostakovich Quartet No. 9 in E flat major, Op.117 (Irina)

 

PROGRAMME 4  (Each work is dedicated to one of his great friends, the members of the Beethoven Quartet, who premiered most of the works)

Shostakovich Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op.122 (Violin II)

Shostakovich Quartet No. 12 in D flat major, Op.133 (Violin I)

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Shostakovich Quartet No. 13 in B flat minor, Op.138 (Viola)

Shostakovich Quartet No. 14 in F sharp major, Op.142 (Cello)

 

PROGRAMME 5

Shostakovich Quartet No. 10 in A flat major, Op.118

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Shostakovich Quartet No. 15 in E flat minor, Op.144