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University of Southampton: Turner Sims
|Borodin String Quartet: Tchaikovsky and Brahms in Southampton|
|The Borodin String Quartet has been playing serious, heavyweight programmes since 1945, making it the quartet world’s most senior ensemble, and giving it a global reputation for high technical standards and musicianship. Back in the immediate post-war period the group developed a close relationship with Shostakovich, which stimulated their particular affinity with the Russian repertoire that continues to this day. That affinity was clear for all to hear at their recent appointment at Turner Sims in Southampton, where they played two of Tchaikovsky’s early works for string quartet.
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