String Quartet No.9 for two violins, viola and cello. E flat Major.
Written between May 2nd and May 28, 1964
1. Moderato con moto
5. Allegro (no breaks between the parts)
Dedication: “To Irina Antonovna Shostakovich”.
Premiere: First Performance - November 20, 1964. Moscow. Small Hall of the Conservatoire. Performed by the Beethoven Quartet.
First Edition: Score, “Muzyka” Publishers, Moscow, 1964.
Manuscripts: Score in the Russian State Archive for Literature and Art (Stack 2048, Inv.3, Item 3) Drafts in the archive of the composer’s family.