MOZART Quartet in E Major, K. 499
SHOSTAKOVICH Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110
MENDELSSOHN Quartet in D Major, Op. 44, No. 1
Shostakovich’s intensely personal String Quartet No. 8, dedicated to the victims of fascism and war, sits in high contrast with two of the most uplifting, ebullient quartets by Mozart and Mendelssohn.