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Shostakovich: The Complete String Quartets

Brodsky Quartet

Spellbinding, intense and powerful.

United Kingdom

Winthrop Hall, UWA

Tickets $25–$240

  • Classical Music

Awards & Reviews

‘An awesome musical experience.’

‘The enhanced sonic glow of the new cycle is reflected in a series of heartfelt performances that exchange the staccato sting of mainstream Shostakovich for a ravishing cantabile intensity and eloquence. ’


Spellbinding, intense and powerful.

Performed with absolute precision by fearless musicians, Shostakovich: The Complete String Quartets is a rare and indulgent treat.

Join the legendary Brodsky Quartet over five concerts for an acoustic journey like no other as they perform the complete 15 string quartets that make up the ‘Shostakovich Cycle’. As the Quartet traverse each movement, Shostakovich’s music paints a vivid picture of the brilliant and tortured composer’s life behind the Iron Curtain.


Program 1
Fri 17 Feb, 8.30pm
Quartet No. 1 in C major, Op. 49
Quartet No. 2 in A major, Op. 68
Quartet No. 3 in F major, Op. 73

Program 2
Sat 18 Feb, 2.30pm
Quartet No. 6 in G major, Op. 101
Quartet No. 4 in D major, Op. 83
Quartet No. 5 in B flat major, Op. 92

Program 3
Sat 18 Feb, 7.30pm
Quartet No. 7 in F sharp minor, Op. 108
Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110
Quartet No. 9 in E fl at major, Op. 117

Program 4
Sun 19 Feb, 2.30pm
Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 122
Quartet No. 12 in D fl at major, Op. 133
Quartet No. 13 in B fl at minor, Op. 138
Quartet No. 14 in F sharp major, Op. 142

Program 5
Sun 19 Feb, 7.30pm
Quartet No. 10 in A fl at major, Op. 118
Quartet No. 15 in E fl at minor, Op. 144

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Classical Music Program Associate Yarmila Alfonzetti speaks about Chamber Music Series and the sublime music you will hear at the performances. 

Watch a teaser trailer of the Brodsky Quartet playing Shostakovich's Symphony No. 12

Watch a teaser trailer of the Brodsky Quartet playing Shostakovich's Symphony No. 8

Dates, Times & Access

Winthrop Hall, UWA

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