Regional Spotlight: The Pacifica Quartet

by Steve Staruch, Minnesota Public Radio
October 17, 2013
LISTEN

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 7 is dedicated to the memory of his wife, Nina.

In the quartet, Shostakovich paints a portrait of his marriage that is truthful and deeply emotional. His relationship with Nina was loving but troubled, and the music of the seventh quartet doesn't pull any punches.

On today's Regional Spotlight, the Pacifica Quartet performs this autobiographical work in a performance taken from a recent Schubert Club/Music in the Park concert.

On Now

Music Through The Night®
Scott Blankenship
Listen to the Stream
  • Folk Suite No. 2 4:24 William Grant Still
    Sierra Winds
    Buy Now
  • Violin Concerto no. 2 4:08 Johann Sebastian Bach
    Tapiola Sinfonietta
    Jaakko Kuusisto
    Pekka Kuusisto, violin
    Buy Now
Playlist
Other MPR Radio Streams
Choral Stream
MPR News
Radio Heartland

You can now listen to Classical and Choral Music on your iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad) or Android device.