Classical Music | Music for Quartet

Dmitry Shostakovich

String Quartet No. 3 in F major, op. 73  Play

Fitzwilliam String Quartet Quartet

Recorded on 01/01/1975, uploaded on 09/24/2017

Musician's or Publisher's Notes

    Moderato con moto
    Allegro non troppo
    Adagio –
From the wikipedia: For the premiere, most likely so that he would not be accused of "formalism" or "elitism," Shostakovich allegedly renamed the movements in the manner of a war story:

    Blithe ignorance of the future cataclysm
    Rumblings of unrest and anticipation
    Forces of war unleashed
    In memory of the dead
    The eternal question: Why? And for what?

Recorded in 1975-77