String Quartet No.5 for two violins, viola and cello. B flat Major.
1. Allegro non troppo
Written between September 7th and November 1, 1952.
Dedication: Inscription on the hand-written score: "This quartet is composed in honour of the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Beethoven Quartet and is dedicated to its musicians <...> Dear Friends! Please accept from me this humble gift as a token of my deep gratitude for your superb performance of my works and of my profound affection for you. D. Shostakovich. November 30, 1953".
Premiere: Moscow. Small Hall of the Conservatoire. November 13, 1953. Beethoven Quartet.
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