String Quartet No.7 for two violins, viola and cello. F sharp Minor.
Completed in March 1960
Dedication: “To the Memory of Nina Vasilievna Shostakovich”
Premieres: May 15, 1960. Leningrad. Glinka Small Hall of the Conservatoire.
First performance in Moscow. September 17th. Small Hall of the Conservatoire. Performed by the Beethoven Quartet.
First Edition: D. Shostakovich, “Quartets”, Vol.2, “Muzyka” Publishers, Moscow, 1964.
Manuscripts: Whereabouts of the hand-written score unknown. Drafts are in the archive of the composer’s family.