Among the few complete recordings of the string quartets of Dimitri Shostakovich, this has the best qualifications for becoming established in a special position: the Rasumovsky Quartet, from Saarbrücken, here makes use of an edition which contains corrections of many details in comparison with the traditional edition. Maxim Shostakovich, son of the composer, contributed
further corrections from original sources.
The result has been given many advance laurels by Maxim Shostakovich: “The new recording
of the complete string quartets of Dimitri Shostakovich by the Rasumovsky Quartet has made the very deepest impression on me. The creative and sensual penetration into the world of the music of Dimitri Shostakovich, the individual mastery and the talent of each of the individual
members of this excellent ensemble allow this recording to be numbered amongst the best interpretations ever of the music of my father”.