Rued Langgaard - String Quartets Vol.3 | Dacapo 6220577

Rued Langgaard - String Quartets Vol.3


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Label: Dacapo

Cat No: 6220577

Format: SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 3rd November 2014



Rued Langgaard's string quartets are passionate works from the eccentric composer's youth. This third and concluding release in the Gramophone Award-winning Nightingale String Quartet's acclaimed CD series presents the premiere recording of Langgaard's very first string quartet, which the composer began at the age of 21 in 1914. Like the subsequent quartets, it is shot through with moving musical references to the fateful summer the year before, when the composer met the (hopeless) love of his life.

Press quotes about Volumes 1 and 2:
"This young Danish Ensemble throws itself into the music." - Gramophone: Gramophone Editor's Choice June 2012 (Vol.1) and April 2014 (Vol.2)

"The Nightingale Quartet understand the provocative vitality, the fragile romantic sensitivity and the striking intellectual independence behind it all." - BBC Music Magazine:  BBC Music Magazine Chamber Choice and Award Nominee in June 2012 (Vol.1) and April 2014 (Vol.2)

"Simply breathtaking. I can't wait for the next release." - San Francisco Chronicle

"Nightingale String Quartet have an uncanny affinity with Langgaard's wildly moody music and conjure plenty of exquisite moments on this surprisingly rewarding recording." - The Observer, UK

"The performances here are marvellous. The Nightingale SQ relishes every bizarre nuance" - 10/10

Gramophone Editor's Choice

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