Ludwig van Beethoven died in 1827 in Vienna. Dmitri Shostakovich died in 1975 in Moscow. As such, their deaths are separated by almost 150 years.
The Armida Quartet members saw some sort of association between these two composers, so they gave us two of their works on a brand new recording.
Armida Quartett play Beethoven & Shostakovich
Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 7 in F Major, Op. 50, No. 1
II. Allegretto vivace e sempre scherzando
III. Adagio molto e mesto
Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 10 in A-Flat Major, Op. 118
II. Allegretto furioso
Here is the Shostakovich quartet number 10: