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The DSCH theme is strong in both. Symphony 10 predates SQ 8 by several years, yet, SQ8 is more ferocious. In which other works does the DSCH appear so prominently? I'm curious what others think. I'm also curious what, if any, parallels are to be found between his symphonies and string quartets. I'm somewhat surprised by how approachable his symphonies are - is this related to Soviet politics? Were the string quartets performed while he was living?