MIECZYSLAW WEINBERG (1919-1996): String Quartets, Vol. 2 - No. 7 in C, Op. 59, No. 11 in F, Op. 89 & No. 13, Op. 118.
Catalogue Number: 11K010
Reference: 777 392
Description: Weinberg and Shostakovich had a friendly competition in writing string quartets and the former often used the latter's most recent work in the genre as a departure point for his next piece. The influences could go both way too; the Seventh is the most overtly Shostakovichian of the three here but with both composers' Elevenths coming out in 1966, there's much emulation here also while the Thirteenth dates from 1977, two years after Shostakovich's death but, like the latter's Thirteenth, is also a single-movement work which fits elements of four-movement design into its mere 14 minutes. Quatuor Danel.