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Icelandic String Quartets - works by Palsson; Nordal; Tomasson / The Ethos Quartet

Album Summary

>Palsson, Helgi : Theme with Variations & Fugue, for string quartet
>Nordal, Jón : Fra draumi til draums (From Dream to Dream), for string quartet
>Tómasson, Haukur : Langur skuggi (A Long Shadow), variations (6) on Icelandic Folk Songs for string quartet
>Magnusson, _orour : Quartet for Strings no 2
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Notes & Reviews:

This album by the Ethos Quartet is dedicated to celebrating Icelandic string quartets. The disc features four works, including one of the first Icelandic compositions written for string quartet: String Quartet No. 1 by Helgi Pálsson.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Vídistadakirkja, Hafnarfjördur, Iceland (2003-02-??&2004-05-??_2004-).



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Works Details

>Helgi Pálsson (1899 - 1964) : Theme with Variations & Fugue, for string quartet
  • Ensemble: Ethos Quartet
  • Notes: Vídistadakirkja, Hafnarfjördur, Iceland (2003-02-??&2004-05-??_2004-)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1939

>Jón Nordal (1926 - ) : Frá draumi til draums (From Dream to Dream), for string quartet
  • Notes: Vídistadakirkja, Hafnarfjördur, Iceland (2003-02-??&2004-05-??_2004-)
  • Running Time: 16 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1996

>Haukur Tómasson (1960 - ) : Langur skuggi (A Long Shadow), variations (6) on Icelandic Folk Songs for string quartet
  • Notes: Vídistadakirkja, Hafnarfjördur, Iceland (2003-02-??&2004-05-??_2004-)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2002

>_órdur Magnússon : Quartet for Strings no 2
  • Notes: Vídistadakirkja, Hafnarfjördur, Iceland (2003-02-??&2004-05-??_2004-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2002