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Album title
STRING QUARTETS vol. II
Beethoven - Nordheim - Bartók
Performer
Engegårdkvartetten
Catalogue #
2L-071-SACD
EAN13
7041888515227
ISRC-code
NOMPP1009010-110

Disc 1
Hybrid SACD
MCH 5.1 DSD
Stereo DSD

Release date
August 2010
Recording date
April 2009
Location
Sofienberg Church, Oslo, Norway
Original source
DXD (352.8kHz/24bit)
 
STRING QUARTETS vol. II
Beethoven - Nordheim - Bartók

The monumental creativity which Beethoven, Haydn and Bartók gave to the genre of the string quartet is our greatest inspiration. In the Harp we find Beethoven at his most entertaining and least problematic, although slightly provocative in the almost forced gentleness of the final movement. We chose to record the String Quartet 1956 including its incredibly atmospheric final Largo in honour of one of Norway's greatest composer, Arne Nordheim. The intensity and individuality of Bartók's 3rd Quartet make it a natural conclusion for us, juxtaposing the most intimate and lonely music with hard-hitting rhythmic sections which only Bartók could bring off.

The Engegård Quartet made their first appearance at the 2006 Lofoten International Chamber Music Festival. Inspired by the midnight sun, their musical landscape ranges from glowing core energy to the gentle lyrical sound of Norwegian nature.

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