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Nielsen: String Quartets Vol 1 / Tim Frederiksen, et al

Album Summary

>Nielsen, Carl : Quartet for Strings in G minor, FS 4 (Op. 13)
>Nielsen, Carl : Quartet for Strings in F major ("Piacevolezza"), FS 36 (Op. 44; prev. Op. 19)
>Nielsen, Carl : String Quintet in G major, FS 5
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Notes & Reviews:

"But the new Quartet, all in their early twenties, bring a freshness and energy plus a level of sheer accomplishment that I don't ever remember hearing in these works. Far from defensiveness or special pleading, they simply assume that they are playing high quality music and that their job is therefore to give it their all. The results are joyous, effervescent... They are joined in the Quintet by Tim Frederiksen, under whom they studied at the Royal Conservatory in Copenhagen, and without quite transmuting base metal into gold, they display the various facets of what was a breakthrough piece for the young Nielsen to their best advantage." -Grtamophone (Editor's Choice)

Gramophone
People talk of Mendelssohnian traits in the First Symphony but the Germanic influence is far more keenly felt - and then edged away from - in Nielsen's finely balanced chamber works for strings.



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>Nielsen, Carl : Quartet for Strings in G minor, FS 4 (Op. 13)
  • Notes: Danish Radio Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark (07/27/2006-07/31/2006)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1887-1888

>Nielsen, Carl : Quartet for Strings in F major ("Piacevolezza"), FS 36 (Op. 44; prev. Op. 19)
  • Notes: Danish Radio Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark (07/27/2006-07/31/2006)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1906

>Nielsen, Carl : String Quintet in G major, FS 5
  • Performer: Tim Frederiksen (Viola)
  • Notes: Danish Radio Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark (07/27/2006-07/31/2006)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1888