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Carl Nielsen: The Complete String Quartets

Tim Frederiksen, The Danish String Quartet

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String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 13  
1
I. Allegro energico
Carl Nielsen; The Danish String Quartet
9:49
2
II. Andante amoroso
Carl Nielsen; The Danish String Quartet
5:45
3
III. Scherzo. Allegro molto
Carl Nielsen; The Danish String Quartet
4:57
4
IV. Finale. Allegro (inquieto)
Carl Nielsen; The Danish String Quartet
5:35
String Quartet in F Major, Op. 44  
5
I. Allegro non tanto e comodo
Carl Nielsen; The Danish String Quartet
7:53
6
II. Adagio con sentimento religioso
Carl Nielsen; The Danish String Quartet
7:50
7
III. Allegretto moderato ed innocente
Carl Nielsen; The Danish String Quartet
3:40
8
IV. Finale. Molto adagio - Allegro non tanto, ma molto scherzoso
Carl Nielsen; The Danish String Quartet
6:33
String Quintet in G Major  
9
I. Allegro pastorale
Carl Nielsen; Tim Frederiksen; The Danish String Quartet
8:23
10
II. Adagio
Carl Nielsen; Tim Frederiksen; The Danish String Quartet
7:11
11
III. Allegretto scherzando
Carl Nielsen; Tim Frederiksen; The Danish String Quartet
4:30
12
IV. Finale. Allegro molto
Carl Nielsen; Tim Frederiksen; The Danish String Quartet
5:21
String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 5  
13
I. Allegro non troppo ma energico
Carl Nielsen; The Danish String Quartet
12:21
14
II. Un poco adagio
Carl Nielsen; The Danish String Quartet
7:24
15
III. Allegretto scherzando
Carl Nielsen; The Danish String Quartet
5:56
16
IV. Finale. Allegro appassionato
Carl Nielsen; The Danish String Quartet
8:38
String Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 14  
17
I. Allegro con brio
Carl Nielsen; The Danish String Quartet
8:54
18
II. Andante sostenuto
Carl Nielsen; The Danish String Quartet
8:39
19
III. Allegretto pastorale - Presto - Allegretto pastorale
Carl Nielsen; The Danish String Quartet
5:20
20
IV. Finale. Allegro coraggioso
Carl Nielsen; The Danish String Quartet
6:49
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    2:21:28
"... impassioned, insightful performances shed light on fascinating repertory ... they play Nielsen's quartets as if they owned them."
- The New York Times

"This is a committed group of musicians; they’ve given this music much study and thought, yet they’ve retained a freshness of approach that is simply mind-boggling."
- Fanfare

"... these are excellent performances. Nielsen's energy and formal confidence are strikingly refreshing. Vivid sonics add to the impact of the performances. Strongly recommended!"
- ClassicsToday.com

"Editor's Choice ... these recordings are topnotch ... the new Quartet, all in their early twenties, bring a freshness and energy plus a level of sheer accomplishment that I don't ever remember hearing in these works. The results are joyous, effervescent."
- Gramophone

This collection packages two highly acclaimed volumes dedicated to Nielsen by the Danish String Quartet, compiling four string quartets and the only string quintet he ever wrote. These works, all major successes for the debuting composer, contributed to his breakthrough and would play a central role in Nielsen's career.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Dacapo Studio Masters

Recorded in the Danish Radio Concert Hall on 27 - 31 July, 11 - 13 and 19 - 20 August 2006 (1 - 12) and 11 - 13 June and 17 - 19 August 2007 (13 - 20)
Recording producers: Tim Frederiksen and Karl Bjerre Skibsted
Sound engineer: Karl Bjerre Skibsted
Mastering: Lars C. Bruun
Liner notes: Knud Ketting
English translation: James Manley
Deutsche Übersetzung: Monika Wesemann
Proofreader: Svend Ravnkilde
All photos: © Caroline Bittencourt

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