Octet, Op. 11

Audio Samples

Octet, Op. 11: Prelude (Adagio)
Octet, Op. 11: Scherzo (Allegro Molto)

Composed by: Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
Arranged by: Ben Harbert (2007); Felix Salazar (2010)

We'll never know if Dmitri Shostakovich would have written for electric guitar, but this arrangement of his 1924 double string quartet makes you wonder if he would have found voice for his early works in a metal band Shostakovich wrote these two disorienting contemplative pieces at age eighteen following the Russian Revolution.

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