As a prelude to SummerFest’s upcoming weekend of all-Shostakovich programs, Tuesday’s (August 18) SummerFest concert offered an overview of Russian music just before the Russian Revolution . . .

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San Diego State University’s resident Hausmann Quartet offered a programming formula at Sunday’s (April 12) concert that I wish other string quartets would readily adopt: an equal division of brand new compositions and a familiar staple of the repertory . . .

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