Borodin Quartet

Shostakovich and Beethoven

Part of Birmingham International Concert Season 2014/15 Concert Package,
SoundBite, Birmingham International Concert Season 2014/15 and Chamber Music

Tuesday 21st April

Town Hall

Borodin Quartet
Ruben Aharonian violin
Sergei Lomovsky violin
Igor Naidin viola
Vladimir Balshin cello

Shostakovich String Quartet No 11 17’
String Quartet No 9 26’
Beethoven String Quartet Op 59 No 2, Razumovsky 33’

Encore – Shostakovich – Elegy for String Quartet

To describe the Borodin Quartet as one of the greatest names in the history of modern string quartet playing is simply to state a bare fact – and on their 70th Anniversary World Tour, the Borodins are without equal as interpreters of Russian music. Their Shostakovich is self-recommending; but their Beethoven, too, comes with unparalleled insight and authority.