Monthly Archives: July 2015

The Borodin Quartet “makes music flow as naturally as speech” at Wigmore Hall where their Shostakovich and Beethoven cycle holds the audience “spellbound”

Returning to London after their last visit in April, praise was once again showered upon the Borodin Quartet last weekend when they returned for two more concerts of their Beethoven and Shostakovich cycle as part of their 70th anniversary world tour. The critics have been unanimous in their verdicts:

“Beethoven’s ‘Harp’ Quartet, Op 74 brought out a dense, rich tone. […] they can take his [Shostakovich’s] notes and make them sound more right than almost any other ensemble. The Borodins – with Ruben Aharonian’s violin singing impossibly sweetly on top – made the whole thing flow as naturally as