VADIM SALMANOV (1912-1978): Complete String Quartets, Vol. 1 - Nos. 1-3.
Catalogue Number: 10O013
Label: Northern Flowers
Reference: NF/PMA 99102
Description: If you missed the Russian Disc release of Nos. 1 and 2 in 1994, you'll now be able to get not only them, but all six of Salmanov's quartets. The First (1945) is his "war quartet" but the Second (1958), an elegy for a friend who died young, is even more tragic and sad while the Third (1961) experiments with dissonance but also has a darkly lyrical slow movement and a finale which mediates between the two styles. Taneyev Quartet.