Gustav Helsted - Decet & String Quartet | Dacapo 8226111

Gustav Helsted - Decet & String Quartet

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Label: Dacapo

Cat No: 8226111

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 12th August 2016

Contents

Artists

Danish Sinfonietta

Conductor

David Riddell

Works

Helsted, Gustav

Decet in D major, op.18
String Quartet in F minor, op.33

Artists

Danish Sinfonietta

Conductor

David Riddell

About

The Danish composer Gustav Helsted (1857-1924) was perceived by his contemporaries as modern and radical. As an advocate of the new, Late Romantic currents that he had encountered on his travels to Germany, France and Italy, he was described in his native Denmark as “... a questing artist who chooses his resources with extremely discerning taste, and who may therefore seem odd and unapproachable”. Today, however, Helsted’s music sounds both charming and accommodating with its strong Romantic expression, and despite the Continental inspiration it is clearly rooted in the Danish tradition and character. On this premiere recording the Danish Sinfonietta and David Riddell present Helsted’s symphonically conceived Decet from 1891 and the dramatic String Quintet in F minor, composed in c.1917.

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