Dmitri Shostakovich's 15 string quartets are among the jewels of chamber music literature. The retail prices on these DSCH editions are much more affordable than previous editions. String Quartet No. 1 in C Major (50484232) dates from 1935. String Quartet No. 2 in A Major was composed in 1944. The scores are full size (9 x 12) and easy to read, as opposed to smaller study scores.