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Langgaard: String Quartets, Vol. 3

Release date: 04 Nov 2014, 6.220577


Nightingale String Quartet


Rued Langgaard





Early 20th

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Dacapo's full set of Rued Langgaard's String Quartets is a triumph in musicianship and engineering; it already seems to have been added to the new understanding of the composer and his wild work. Followers of the Langgaard restoration should certainly hear these discs, and lovers of string quartets may well be very surprised at what they have been missing.

BBC Music Magazine

Both works, and a tiny Italian Scherzo, are lovingly played by the young Nightingale Quartet, with the colouring and shaping of each phrase carefully considered. This disc completes the group's much admired three-disc series of all the quartets.

Gramophone 'Editor's Choice'

β€œThe Langgaard cycle is bringing this maverick composer the kind of broader recognition he always deserved, and their playing on this final volume lives up to the sky-high standards they have led us to expect.”

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String Quartet No. 1, BVN 68 37:32   $
I. Andante ma non troppo - Piu tranquillo 08:49   $
II. Allegretto scherzando - Piu tranquillo - Lento 06:59   $
III. Grave - Allegro - Grave - Allegro - Grave 11:55   $
IV. Sostenuto - [L'istesso tempo] - Piu allargando 09:49   $
String Quartet No. 5, BVN 189 29:52   $
I. Andante quasi andantino misterioso 12:54   $
II. Scherzo grazioso 03:48   $
III. Lento misterioso 05:44   $
IV. Lento - Allegro quasi andantino 07:26   $
String Quartet Movement, BVN 408, "Italian Scherzo" 1:57   $
String Quartet Movement, BVN 408, "Italian Scherzo" 01:57   $

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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.

Langgaard: String Quartets, Vol. 3

Category Chamber

Period Early 20th

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