Glazunov: String Quartet No. 5/Five Novelettes

St. Petersburg String Quartet

The St. Petersburg String Quartet’s rise to fame has included a Grammy nomination and Best Record of the Month honors – to name but two of the many international awards and salutations this extraordinary Quartet has garnered. Formed in 1985 by graduates of the Leningrad Conservatory, The St. Petersburg String Quartet tours extensively bringing its unique mastery and artistically creative mixture of precision and beauty to audiences everywhere. The music of Alexander Glazunov ranges from his large dramatic symphonies, string quartets, ballets and incidental music to the exquisite Novelettes featured in this recording. Spanning the neoclassical world of Tsarist Russia to the Soviet Period, Glazunov composed in both the European Romantic tradition as well as the Nationalistic modern mode.

Five Novelettes: I. Alla Spagnuola / II. Orientale / III. Interludium in modo antico / IV. Valse / V. All’ Ungherese 
String Quartet No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 70 – I. Andante; Allegro / II. Scherzo: Scherzo: Allegretto / III. Adagio (con licenza) / IV. Finale: Allegro