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Scottish Ensemble - Ravel and Shostakovich - The List


19 June 2003
The List
Kenny Mathieson
5 Stars

The Ensemble commissioned Russian composer Rudolph Barshai to expand Ravel's String Quartet for their larger string forces, and Barshai has responded with the Petite Symphonie, a fabulous new addition to the string repertoire. It is paired with another of his famed Chamber Symphonies derived from a string quartet (No 10) by Shostakovich. The Scottish Ensemble play both works with the polish and expressive power we expect from them.
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