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Artist(s) Danish String Quartet, Ensemble • Cour, Mads la, flugelhorn
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber Music
Catalogue 8.226081
Label Dacapo
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 8.99

USD 7.99



A Real Gem
Review By gustavmahler,August 2014

I like "chamber music" but I rarely listen to it, preferring instead the sound of a full orchestra. But when I sampled this CD on ClassicsOnline, I was hooked almost immediately, and by the preview of the fourth track had even started, I had to have it.

It is difficult to classify, let alone describe this music. Most often, collections of "traditional" folk music come off sounding shallow and even contrived. This CD is a huge exception. I could best describe the experience of hearing it with a few simple words such as enjoyable, humorous, fascinating, peaceful, etc.

The music presented here does not "demand" to be listened to, rather, one cannot overcome the need to listen to it from beginning to end. Excellent arrangements from start to finish (no pun more....

Wonderful folk music played by an excellent string quartet!
Review By WH99400,September 2014

This recording is essentially a collection of folk tunes arranged for string quartet. These tunes were selected by members of the group, and they are played with obvious love and warmth, utilizing the wonderful communicative possibilities present in the quartet organism. The premise, expressed by the notes of the group is, “Now we want to see what happens when we let the Nordic folk music flow through the wooden instruments of the string quartet. Does it work?”

The first track, “Ye Honest Bridal Couple”, part one of a trilogy, is airy and lonely and captivating. It is definitely attention getting. The second track, “Sekstur from Vendsyssel/The Peat Dance”, is a Danish reel tune and if it doesn’t get your foot tapping then you should check your pulse and make sure it’s more....


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