34 Recordings, 118 Masterworks

The Shanghai String Quartet has recorded 34 albums spanning 30 years of international success and musical innovation. View a full list of their recordings, including audio samples, below.

Jiang: Chinasong

Traditional and popular chinese folk songs arranged for string quartet by Yi-Wen Jiang, the quartet’s second violinist. Flautist Eugenia Zukerman also contributes.

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Beethoven: String Quartets No. 1, 2 & 3

Includes Beethoven String Quartet No. 1 (op. 18 nr. 1 in F Major), No. 2 (op. 18 nr. 2 in G Major) and No. 3 (op. 18 nr. 3 in D Major)

Beethoven: String Quartets No. 4, 5 & 6

Includes Beethoven String Quartet No. 4 (op. 18 nr. 4 in C Minor), No. 5 (op. 18 nr. 5 in A Major) and No. 6 (op. 18 nr. 6 in B flat Major)

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Beethoven: String Quartets No. 1 & 3, Op. 59

Includes Beethoven String Quartet No. 1 and No. 3, Op. 59, from the Razumovsky Quartets

Beethoven: String Quartets Op. 59 & 74

Includes Beethoven String Quartet No. 2 (from the Razumovsky Quartets) and Op. 74 (The Harp)

Beethoven: String Quartets Op. 127 and 131

Includes Beethoven String Quartet No. 12 (op. 127 nr. 12 in E flat Major) and No. 14 (op. 131 nr. 14 in C sharp Minor)

Beethoven: String Quartets Op. 95, 130, 133 / Op. 132, 135

Includes Beethoven String Quartet No. 11 (op. 95 nr. 11 in F Minor), No. 13 (op. 130 nr. 13 in B Flat Major), Große Fuge (op. 133), No. 15 (op. 132 nr. 15 in A Minor), and No. 16 (op. 135 nr. 16 in F Major)

Beethoven: The Razumovsky Quartets

Includes Beethoven String Quartet No. 8 (op. 59 nr. 2 in E Minor) and No. 9 (op. 59 nr. 3 in C Major).

Beethoven: Great Performances at the Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival

Includes String Quartet Op. 130 in B flat Major and String Quartet Op. 131 in C sharp Minor

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Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4

Includes Beethoven String Quartet No. 8 (op. 59 nr. 2 in E Minor) and No. 9 (op. 59 nr. 3 in C Major).

Melinda and Melinda Soundtrack

The Shanghai Quartet’s motion picture premiere. Contains a performance of the Quartet playing Bartók’s Quartet no. 4, the pizzicato movement. Visit the Melinda and Melinda website.

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Brahms: Piano Quartets with Ruth Laredo

Includes Quartet No. 1 (op. 25 nr. 1 in G Minor), No. 3 (op. 60 nr. 3 in C Minor), and No. 2 (op. 26 nr. 2 in A Major)

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Ravel and Bridge: Quartets

Includes Maurice Ravel String Quartet in F Major, Frank Bridge
Quartet in E Minor, and Frank Bridge Novelletten for String Quartet

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Dvorák: String Quartet no. 12 and Mendelssohn: String Octet

Includes a special appearance by the Bartók Quartet

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Brahms: The Shanghai Quartet Plays Brahms with Arnold Steinhardt

Includes Quartet No. 3, Op. 67; and Quintet No. 1, Op. 88

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Schumann and Dvorak: Great Performances at the Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival

With Rudolf Buchbinder on piano. Includes Schumann’s Piano Quintet (op. 44 in E flat Major) and Dvorak’s Piano Quintet (op. 81 in A Major)

Sheng: Silent Temple

New music for piano trio, as well as music for piano, strings, and pipa, a traditional Chinese instrument

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Mozart’s Last Two Quartets

Includes Quartet No. 22 (K. 589 in B flat Major) and Quartet No. 23 (K. 590 in F Major)

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Long: The Flowing Stream with Min Xiao-Fen

Chinese Folk Songs (arranged by Zhou Long) and Poems from Tang

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Long: Rhymes

Poems from Tang; The Rhyme of Taigu; Da Qu; The Future of Fire

Music for a Sunday Morning

with Eugenia Zukerman and Anthony Newman
Ginastera Impresiones de la Puna J.S. Bach Ouverture [Suite] No. 2 in B-Minor BWV 1067

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Hovhaness: Spirit Murmur

Three Bagatelles for String Quartet (op. 20), String Quartet No. 1 (op. 8), and Suite from String Quartet No. 2

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Greig and Mendelssohn String Quartets

Includes Mendelssohn: Quartet No. 2 (op. 13 nr. 2 in A Minor) and Greig: Quartet (op. 27 in G Minor)

Liang: Verge / Tremors of a Memory Chord

The Shanghai Quartet plays on track three, “Five Seasons,” with Wu Man on pipa.

Ge: Four Studies of Peking Opera for Piano and String Quartet with Kathryn Woodard
Heigh-Ho Mozart!

Favorite Disney tunes in the style of the great classical composers

Bibbidi Bobbidi Bach

More favorite Disney tunes in the style of the great classical composers

Clarinet Concertos/David Singer, The Shanghai Quartet by Aaron Copland/Robert Aldridge
Mozart: Jon Manasse Plays Clarinet Music from 3 Centuries

Include’s Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet in A major (“Stadler,” K. 581); Spohr’s Fantasia and Variations on a theme by Danzi for clarinet & string quartet (op. 81 in B flat Major); Gershwin’s Preludes; and Cohn’s Concerto for clarinet & orchestra (op. 62)

Guitar Music of Mario Castelnuevo-Tedesco
Sierra: Acoustic Counterpoint

David Tanenbaum with the Shanghai Quartet

Chopin: Two Piano Concerti with Edward Auer and Peter Lloyd
A Hovhaness Collection

Double disc compliation of Alan Hohvaness compositions

A Hovhaness Collection, Vol. 2