Works Chamber Instrumental Ensembles

String Quartet No. 10

Opus 117 Opus 119

Opus 118
1964 year

Quartet No.10 Score
Quartet No.10 Parts
premiere:

20-November-1964

The premiere of String Quartets Nos. 9 and 10 took place on November 20, 1964 in Moscow in the Small Hall of the Conservatoire. Performed by the Beethoven Quartet. On November 21st and 22nd they were performed by the same quartet in Leningrad in the Glinka Small Hall.

first publication:

1965. Score, “Muzyka” Publishers, Moscow.

manuscripts:

Score in the Russian State Archive for Literature and Art (Stack 2048, Inv. 3, Items 3 and 4).


Dedication: “To Moisei Samuilovich Vainberg”
Duration: 22’


String Quartet No.10
A-flat major
op.118

I. Andante
II. Allegro furioso
III. Adagio
IV. Allegretto

  Finished shortly after the Ninth, in July 1964, this quartet is least of all the “twin” of the previous one. The similarity of neighboring, simultaneously or almost simultaneously born works is generally not typical for Shostakovich. Quartet No. 10 is dedicated to Moisei Samuilovich Weinberg, whose work was highly appreciated by Shostakovich.
   Weinberg dedicated his Twelfth Symphony to Shostakovich. The Fourteenth Symphony is dedicated to the memory of Shostakovich.
   The rehearsals of two new compositions began by the Beethoven Quartet in September 1964 and was held in parallel. The premiere of Quartets No. 9 and 10 took place on the same evening, November 20, 1964, in Moscow, in the Small Hall of the Conservatory. On November 21 and 22, they were performed by the Beethoven Quartet in Leningrad, in the Small Hall named after M.I. Glinka.


recordings:

  • Borodin Quartet: Dubinsky R.D., Aleksandrov Y.P., Shebalin D.V., Berlinsky V.A. 1967 // Melodia C 01443-44, 1967
  • Beethoven Quartet: Tsyganov D.M., Shirinsky V.P., Druzhinin F.S., Shirinsky S.P. 1964 // Melodia D 015683-4, (until 1975)
  • Beethoven Quartet: Tsyganov D.M., Shirinsky V.P., Druzhinin F.S., Shirinsky S.P. 1964 // Melodia Eurodisc 73 633 KK,
  • Borodin Quartet: Kopelman M., Abramenkov A., Shebalin D.V., Berlinsky V.A. 1981 // Melodia C 10-17579-80, 1982
  • Beethoven Quartet: Tsyganov D.M., Shirinsky V.P., Druzhinin F.S., Shirinsky S.P. 1964 // Melodia D 015683-4, 1965
  • Borodin Quartet: Dubinsky R.D., Aleksandrov Y.P., Shebalin D.V., Berlinsky V.A. 1967 // Melodia Seraphim SIC-6035, 1967-1968
  • Borodin Quartet: Dubinsky R.D., Aleksandrov Y.P., Shebalin D.V., Berlinsky V.A. 1967 // Melodia Eurodisc 76 649 XK, 76 647,
  • Borodin Quartet: Dubinsky R.D., Aleksandrov Y.P., Shebalin D.V., Berlinsky V.A. 1967 // Melodia MG 087129, D-019212, 1967
  • Borodin Quartet: Kopelman M., Abramenkov A., Shebalin D.V., Berlinsky V.A. 1981 // HMV Melodia EX 270339 E 2703431, 1986

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