Shostakovich: String Quartets Vol. 2 / Borodin Qua
The Borodin Quartet's second volume of Shostakovich String Quartets is a tribute to violinist Rostislav Dubinsky (1923-97). A keystone of the quartet until 1974, Dubinsky managed to keep the same players together for 20 years. Although Shostakovich entrusted the premieres of 13 of his 15 quartets to the Beethoven Quartet, the Borodin Quartet earned them world-world acclaim as ambassadors of Russian music to the outside world.