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15/05/1960 Dmitri Shostakovitch's String quartet No. 7 makes its debut

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Borodin Quartet play Shostakovich String Quartet no. 7 - video 1982

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Dmitri Shostakovich - String Quartet No. 7, Op. 108 (1960)

Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 7 was composed in F-sharp minor between February and March. He made it in memory of his 1st wife Nina who died several years prior. The premiere took place in Leningrad. The Beethoven Quartet, formed by graduates of the Moscow Conservatory, performed all 3 movements without a break.