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The Zin Quartet: Shostakovich Piano Quintet and Beethoven String Quartet Op. 59 no. 3

Zin Quartet
Sunday, April 14, 3:00 PM
St. Timothy's Episcopal Church
871 E Boundary, Perrysburg

The Quintet for piano and strings in G minor, Op. 57, by Dmitry Shostakovich, was composed in 1940... The quintet is made (somewhat unusually for this chamber genre) of five movements, each of which is in readily accessible populist style, and characterized by clearly etched and powerful melodies. The most substantial section, a fugue, follows a prelude in which the generally public mood of the work begins to be established. After the fugal second movement, there follows a brief, pithy scherzo, and an intermezzo which takes the place of the conventional slow movement, before the work ends with a brilliant finale. Virtuoso scoring and a particularly testing and soloistic piano part continue to make the piano quintet Shostakovich's most frequently played chamber work, perhaps overtaken in popularity only by his String Quartet No. 8." Michael Jamison
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