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Kurt Atterberg & Ture Rangstrom: String Quartets / Stenhammar Quartet

Album Summary

>Atterberg, Kurt : Quartet for Strings in B, Op 11/2
>Atterberg, Kurt : Quartet for Strings no 3, Op. 39
>Rangström, Ture : Quartet for Strings ("Un notturno nella Maniera di E.Th .A. Hoffmann")
Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

BBC Music Magazine, Christmas 2014
Unfailingly perceptive and idiomatic performances from the Stenhammar Quartet, bringing Rangstrom's scintillating textural drive and Atterberg's exultant lyricism fully to life.

Gramophone Magazine, December 2014
The new account by the Stenhammar Quartet is by a distance the front-runner: their tone, aided by CPO's warm and vibrant recording, is richer than their rivals and they catch its late-Romantic atmosphere superbly well.

This cpo release of the complete string quartets of two notable 20th c. Swedish composers, Kurt Atterberg (1887-1974) and Ture Rangström (1884-1947) features the Stenhammar Quartet, one of Scandinavia's outstanding chamber ensembles. Saving the first theme of his first quartet for a future go at quartet composition and completion, Atterberg did eventually incorporate said theme into his second, op. 39 quartet. Literary references are commonly found in Ture Rangström's works, including in his only string quartet, entitled 'A Nachtstück (Notturno) in the Manner of E. T. A. Hoffmann'.

American Record Guide, January/February 2015
Buy this for the so-very-full-of-life Atterberg quartets. The Stenhammar Quartet plays them with consistently gorgeous tone and sensitive musicianship, and CPO's sonics are marvelous: rich, detailed, immediate, airy - much better than on the Swedish Discofil CD.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Petrus Church Stocksund, Sweden (11/09/2009-11/14/2009).



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Works Details

>Atterberg, Kurt : Quartet for Strings in B, Op 11/2
  • Ensemble: Stenhammar Quartet
  • Notes: Petrus Church Stocksund, Sweden (11/09/2009-11/14/2009)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1918

>Atterberg, Kurt : Quartet for Strings no 3, Op. 39
  • Notes: Petrus Church Stocksund, Sweden (11/09/2009-11/14/2009)
  • Running Time: 30 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937

>Rangström, Ture : Quartet for Strings ("Un notturno nella Maniera di E.Th .A. Hoffmann")
  • Notes: Petrus Church Stocksund, Sweden (11/09/2009-11/14/2009)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 08/07/1909