String Quartet No. 14 (Shostakovich)

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Dmitri Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 14 in F-sharp major, op. 142, was composed in 1972-73. It is dedicated to Sergei Shirinsky, the cellist of the Beethoven Quartet, the ensemble that premiered most of Shostakovich's quartets.

It has three movements:

  1. Allegretto
  2. Adagio -
  3. Allegretto

Playing time is approximately 25 minutes.

Shostakovich began working on the piece while he was visiting the home of Benjamin Britten and finished it in Copenhagen.

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