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James Ehnes
Khachaturian / Shostakovich

ARAM KHACHATURIAN (1903–1978)

Violin Concerto (1940)
Violinkonzert · Concerto pour violon
1 I Allegro con fermezza 15.28
2 II Andante sostenuto 12.30
3 III Allegro vivace 9.51

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (1906–1975)

String Quartet no.7 in F sharp minor op.108
Streichquartett Nr. 7 fis-moll · Quatuor à cordes no7 en fa dièse mineur
4 I Allegro – 3.38
5 II Lento – 2.52
6 III Allegro – Allegretto – [Adagio] 5.15

String Quartet no.8 in C minor op.110
Streichquartett Nr. 8 c-moll · Quatuor à cordes no8 en ut mineur
7 I Largo – 4.25
8 II Allegro molto – 2.46
9 III Allegretto – 4.32
10 IV Largo – 4.29
11 V Largo 3.38

Total timing: 69.36

James Ehnes violin
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Mark Wigglesworth
Ehnes Quartet

Catalogue No: ONYX4121

Khachaturian’s lyrical and highly virtuosic Violin Concerto was composed in 1940 for David Oistrakh. Armenian folk music mingles with Borodinesque romanticism, with the concerto rounded off by a dazzling finale that showcases James Ehnes’s technical prowess.

Shostakovich’s most famous string quartet, his Eighth, was dedicated to the victims of fascism and war. The terse Seventh is a deeply personal and anguished work dedicated to his deceased wife.

 

 

 

 

 


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Track Number
Title
Duration
MP3
1
Khachaturian, Aram
Violin Concerto: I. Allegro con fermezza
15:28
2
Khachaturian, Aram
Violin Concerto: II. Andante sostenuto
12:30
3
Khachaturian, Aram
Violin Concerto: III. Allegro vivace
9:51
4
Shostakovich, Dmitri
String Quartet no.7 in F sharp minor op.108: I. Allegro
3:38
5
Shostakovich, Dmitri
String Quartet no.7 in F sharp minor op.108: II. Lento
2:52
6
Shostakovich, Dmitri
String Quartet no.7 in F sharp minor op.108: III. Allegro – Allegretto – [Adagio]
5:15
7
Shostakovich, Dmitri
String Quartet no.8 in C minor op.110: I. Largo
4:25
8
Shostakovich, Dmitri
String Quartet no.8 in C minor op.110: II. Allegro molto
2:46
9
Shostakovich, Dmitri
String Quartet no.8 in C minor op.110: III. Allegretto
4:32
10
Shostakovich, Dmitri
String Quartet no.8 in C minor op.110: IV. Largo
4:29
11
Shostakovich, Dmitri
String Quartet no.8 in C minor op.110: V. Largo
3:38

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1. Violin Concerto: I Allegro con fermezza
4:42
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2. Violin Concerto: II Andante sostenuto
4:15
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3. Violin Concerto: III Allegro vivace
5:32
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4. String Quartet no.7 in F sharp minor op.108: I Allegro
3:38
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5. String Quartet no.8 in C minor op.110: III Allegretto
4:32
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