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C.F.E. Horneman (1840-1906), Asger Hamerik (1843-1929): String Quartets / Arild Quartet

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> String Quartet No. 2 in D major - I. Allegro
> String Quartet No. 2 in D major - II. Adagio
> String Quartet No. 2 in D major - III. Menuet: Allegro
> String Quartet No. 2 in D major - IV. Finale: Allegro
> Quartetto in A minor - Quartetto in A minor
> String Quartet No. 1 in G minor - I. Allegro vivace
> String Quartet No. 1 in G minor - II. Andante
> String Quartet No. 1 in G minor - III. Scherzo: Allegro molto
> String Quartet No. 1 in G minor - IV. Finale: Allegro molto

Album Summary

>Horneman, Christian Frederik Emil : Quartet for Strings No 2 in D major
>Hamerik, Asger : Quartetto
>Horneman, Christian Frederik Emil : Quartet for Strings no 1 in G minor
Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The music of the two composer cousins C.F.E. Horneman (1840-1906) and Asger Hamerik (1843-1929) was never properly appreciated in their native Denmark during their lifetimes. Now the Arild String Quartet sheds new light on the forgotten string quartets of the two composers with this debut CD for Dacapo Records.

Expedition Audio Recommended
[The String Quartet No. 1 in G minor. is] a work of astonishing sophistication, especially when you consider that it is a student piece, written at the Leipzig Conservatory when Horneman was nineteen years of age. The other quartet on this CD, Horneman's String Quartet No. 2 in D major was written only two years later and is a much sunnier work, capped off with a cheerful, sparkling finale which you can hear on the video below. Anyone who would enjoy discovering romantic string quartets of high quality will welcome encountering this music.... read more ...

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Takkelloftet, Operaen, Copenhagen (06/06/2011-06/09/2011).



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Works Details

>Horneman, Christian Frederik Emil : Quartet for Strings No 2 in D major
  • Ensemble: Arlid String Quartet
  • Notes: Takkelloftet, Operaen, Copenhagen (06/06/2011-06/09/2011)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1861

>Hamerik, Asger : Quartetto
  • Notes: Takkelloftet, Operaen, Copenhagen (06/06/2011-06/09/2011)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1859

>Horneman, Christian Frederik Emil : Quartet for Strings no 1 in G minor
  • Notes: Takkelloftet, Operaen, Copenhagen (06/06/2011-06/09/2011)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1859