Another Brodsky Shostakovich rendition

The Brodsky Quartet has built up a strong association with these Shostakovich quartets over the years and this recording dates from 1989

Composer: Shostakovich
Complete String Quartets
Artists: Brodsky Quartet
Rating: 3/5
Genre: Instrumental
Label: Teldec 2564 60867-2

The Brodskys are truly marvellous in the high-octane, terror-filled episodes of these  Soviet-era masterworks; although they play the more introverted sections with beautiful tone, the desolation and soul-searching eludes them. It would be interesting to see if they would sound less superficial in an up-to-date recording.