Fartein Valen: String Quartets / Hansakvartetten [2 Blu-Ray Audio + SACD]

Album Summary

>Valen, Fartein : Quartet for Strings no 1, Op. 10
>Valen, Fartein : Quartet for Strings no 2, Op.13
>Valen, Fartein : Quartet for Strings Op. 0
>Valen, Fartein : Gedichte von Goethe, for voice & piano, Op. 6
Performer Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The beauty and profundity of Valen's subdued but expressive music is being discovered by more and more listeners. The legendary pianist Glenn Gould recognized the importance of Valen's music, saying "For the first time in many years I have found a looming personality in the 20th century's music".

American Record Guide, July/August 2013
Valen was a perfectionist. Incarnation the sonics are as clear, detailed, and natural as could be wished and the Hansa Quartet's playing immaculate, shapely, and in perfect sympathy with Valen's recondite idiom. Three short settings (for soprano and string quartet) of Goethe poems are also included.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Storetveit Church, Bergen (02/2011).



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Works Details

>Valen, Fartein : Quartet for Strings no 1, Op. 10
  • Ensemble: Hansakvartetten
  • Running Time: 42 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1928-1929

>Valen, Fartein : Quartet for Strings no 2, Op.13
  • Running Time: 5 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1932

>Valen, Fartein : Quartet for Strings Op. 0
  • Running Time: 25 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1909

>Valen, Fartein : Gedichte von Goethe, for voice & piano, Op. 6
  • Performer: Hilde Sveen (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Valen, Fartein : Quartet for Strings no 1, Op. 10
  • Running Time: 42 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1928-1929

>Valen, Fartein : Quartet for Strings no 2, Op.13
  • Running Time: 5 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1932

>Valen, Fartein : Quartet for Strings Op. 0
  • Running Time: 25 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1909

>Valen, Fartein : Gedichte von Goethe, for voice & piano, Op. 6
  • Performer: Hilde Sveen (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern