Borodin Quartet

The Borodin Quartet is a string quartet that was founded in 1945 in the then Soviet Union. It is one of the world's longest-lasting string quartets, having marked its 70th-anniversary season in 2015.
The quartet was one of the Soviet Union's best known in the West during the Cold War era, through recordings as well as concert performances in the United States and Europe.
The quartet had a close relationship with composer Dmitri Shostakovich, who personally consulted them on each of his quartets. They also performed with the pianist Sviatoslav Richter on many occasions. They have recorded all of Shostakovich's string quartets as well as all of Beethoven's quartets. Their other recordings include works by a wide range of composers on the Melodiya, Teldec, Virgin Records, and Chandos Records labels.
The original Borodin quartet's sound was characterised by an almost symphonic volume and a highly developed ability to phrase while maintaining group cohesion. Although it has seen many personnel changes in its lifespan, all quartet members have been graduates of the Moscow Conservatory.

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Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No. 2; Souvenir de Florence10:31
Souvenir de Florence in D Major, Op. 70: II. Adagio cantabile e con motoTchaikovsky: The Greatest Hits10:36
Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33Tchaikovsky: The Greatest Hits18:51
Piano Trio in B-Flat Major, Op. 97, "Archduke": III. Andante cantabile, ma però con moto - Poco più adagioTop 100 Beethoven13:04
Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op.34Brahms: Piano Quintet Op.34 & Franck: Piano Quintet15:06
Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81, B. 155: IV. Finale allegroDvořák: Quintets & Symphony6:56
Piano Quintet in F Minor: I. Molto moderato quasi lento allegroClassical Treasures: Borodin String Quartet With Sviatoslav Richter16:34
Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57: Finale. AllegrettoClassical Treasures: Borodin String Quartet With Sviatoslav Richter7:39
Piano Trio in B-Flat Major, Op. 97, "Archduke": I. Allegro moderatoTop 100 Beethoven13:57
Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57: III. Scherzo. Allegretto, IV. Intermezzo. Lento, V. Finale. AllegrettoClassical Treasures: Gennady Rozhdestvensky - Enescu, Borodin, Glazunov15:44
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