String Quartet No. 14 (Shostakovich)
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:
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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