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Borodin Quartet - Borodin Quartet 60th Anniversary: Borodin, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Schubert, Webern (2005)

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Borodin Quartet - Borodin Quartet 60th Anniversary: Borodin, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Schubert, Webern (2005)

Borodin Quartet - Borodin Quartet 60th Anniversary: Borodin, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Schubert, Webern (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 312 Mb | Total time: 66:28 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Onyx Classics | # ONYX 4002 | Recorded: 2005

Whenever the Borodin Quartet notches up an anniversary, so too does its cellist (and so in 2005, while the ensemble marks 60 years as what the Russians call the Quartet named Borodin , we also toast Valentin Berlinsky on his 80th birthday). This is very much as it should be: Valentin Berlinsky is both patriarch and soul of the quartet. As anchorman throughout of the group which turned to the Soviet authorities for its present name in 1955, Berlinsky has lived through many changes of personnel in the early years, guided the quartet through difficult times at home and on countless tours, and still imparts his ineffably cultured tones to its latest incarnation.

Borodin String Quartet - Alexander Borodin: String Quartets No. 1 in A & No. 2 in D (1987)

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Borodin String Quartet - Alexander Borodin: String Quartets No. 1 in A & No. 2 in D (1987)

Borodin String Quartet - Alexander Borodin: String Quartets No. 1 in A & No. 2 in D (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 301 Mb | Total time: 66:22 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI / Melodiya | # CDC 7 47795 2 | Recorded: 1980

The Borodin Quartet plays the music of its namesake as to the manner born. Theirs is a beautiful, lush realization of this lyrical work, polished and full of nuance, and well-served by the 1980 analog recording. The coupling with Borodin's First Quartet is especially attractive.