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Shostakovich, Dmitri - Quartet No 11 in f, Op 122, Score Published by DSCH

Shostakovich, Dmitri - Quartet No 11 in f, Op 122, Score Published by DSCH | 5582 267

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Following his hospitalisation in a neurological unit in January 1965 and his convalescence in the summer, Shostakovich started to write the String Quartet no.11 in F minor, opus 122, completing it on 30th January 1966 in Moscow. The string quartets 11 to 14 form a subset "The Quartet of Quartets": all are dedicated to members of the Beethoven String Quartet. This quartet is dedicated to the memory of Vasili Pyotrovich Shirinsky, a close friend of Shostakovich and co-founder of the Quartet who had died at the age of 65 in Mamontovka, near Moscow, on 16 August 1965. The key of the quartet, F minor, was used by baroque musicians for death and to express great sorrow. The Eleventh Quartet is a strange, cryptic but closely knit suite of seven connected miniatures. Although it shares the melancholic, bitter and dissonant tones characteristic of the later quartets it stands apart from them and the previous quartets by initially giving a feeling of fragmentation.

This edition contains the full score. Published by DSCH.

Difficulty: 5

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  • Vendor Item Number: 50484258
  • Publisher: DSCH
  • UPC Number: 073999842586
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  • Length in inches: 115
  • Width in inches: 875
  • Weight in ounces: 34
  • Number of pages: 28

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String Quartet No. 11

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