Regional Spotlight: Artaria Quartet

by Steve Staruch, Minnesota Public Radio
February 16, 2012
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St. Paul, Minn. — Embarking on a two year project to perform all the string quartets by Dmitri Shostakovich, the Artaria Quartet is well on there way to mastering these highly respected and deeply emotional pieces. From a performance this past January at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, the Artaria plays the Shostakovich Quartet No. 1 with raw power and wide-eyed enthusiasm.

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