1 800 222 6872

Thomas Adès: Arcadiana (1994), Per Norgard: Quartetto Breve (1952), Hans Abrahamsen: 10 Preludes (1973) / Danish String Quartet

Album Summary

>Adès, Thomas : Arcadiana, for string quartet, Op. 12
>Norgård, Per : Quartet for Strings no 1 "Quartetto breve"
>Abrahamsen, Hans : Preludes (10), string quartet no 1
Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The Danish String Quartet has quickly established a worldwide reputation through a combination of technical and interpretive talents matched by an infectious joy for music-making and "rampaging energy," (Alex Ross, The New Yorker). They make their ECM debut with a recording of fresh and intensely vivid works by Abrahamsen, Adès, & Nørgåd, performed with an extraordinary precision of nuance, warm and intelligent closeness of voices and command of form.

The Guardian, 21st April 2016
It's an exacting programme requiring grace, grit and clarity and the Danish players sound terrific - lithe and glassy in the Abrahamsen, richer in the N°rgard, able to capture the picturesque watery shimmer of the AdFs but also the slime and murk below the surface. It's a sophisticated performance.

Sunday Times, 8th May 2016
An excellent band here offer three engaging works written at the beginnings of these composers' illustrious careers.

Gramophone Magazine, June 2016
The Danish are remarkable, as ever - capable of intense blend, extreme dynamic variation (in which they seem glued together), perfect intonation even on harmonics, and constant vitality and flow.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Historischer Reitstadel, Neumarkt in der Operpfalz (05/2015).



Reviews

There are currently no reviews, be the first one!
Login or Create an Account to write a review
 

Also Purchased

Works Details

>Adès, Thomas : Arcadiana, for string quartet, Op. 12
  • Ensemble: Danish String Quartet
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1994

>Norgård, Per : Quartet for Strings no 1 "Quartetto breve"
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1952

>Abrahamsen, Hans : Preludes (10), string quartet no 1
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1973