Deutsche Grammophon has this month announced the release of the Australian-based Orava Quartet‘s new album: Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov & Shostakovich.
The disc features Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet No. 1, Rachmaninov’s String Quartet No. 1 and Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8 – coupled with arrangements of Rachmaninov’s 14 Romances, with Australian operatic soprano Greta Bradman.
”Our disc is centered around great Russian Quartets … they are works that we have grown up with and have been part of our lives – even before we started playing quartets …” violinist Daniel Kowalik has told The Violin Channel.
”We have tried to create a sound world of intimacy, depth, and vibrancy for the listener. … hopefully something different for listeners who already have these quartets in their playlists,” he has said.
Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov & Shostakovich
Orava String Quartet
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Release Date: March 8, 2019