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Label: ECM Records

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Chamber Music

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  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): The Well-Tempered Clavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869:
  • 1The Well-Tempered Clavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue in B Minor, BWV 869 (Arr. Förster for Strings)06:48
  • Alfred Schnittke (1934 - 1998): String Quartet No. 3:
  • 2String Quartet No. 3: 1. Andante06:11
  • 3String Quartet No. 3: 2. Agitato07:49
  • 4String Quartet No. 3: 3. Pesante08:36
  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No. 13 in B-Flat Major, Op. 130:
  • 5String Quartet No. 13 in B-Flat Major, Op. 130: 1. Adagio ma non troppo – Allegro09:52
  • 6String Quartet No. 13 in B-Flat Major, Op. 130: 2. Presto02:00
  • 7String Quartet No. 13 in B-Flat Major, Op. 130: 3. Poco scherzando. Andante con moto ma non troppo07:05
  • 8String Quartet No. 13 in B-Flat Major, Op. 130: 4. Alla danza tedesca. Allegro assai03:22
  • 9String Quartet No. 13 in B-Flat Major, Op. 130: 5. Cavatina. Adagio molto espressivo07:49
  • 10String Quartet No. 13 in B-Flat Major, Op. 130: 6. Große Fuge, Op. 133 (Ouverture. Allegro – Fuga)16:44
  • Total Runtime01:16:16

Info zu Prism II

Das Grammy-nominierte Prism-Projekt des Danish String Quartet verbindet Bach-Fugen, späte Beethoven-Quartette und Werke moderner Komponisten. Im zweiten Band der Reihe wird Bachs Fuge in h-Moll aus dem ersten Teil des „Wohltemperierten Claviers“ (in der Bearbeitung des Wiener Komponisten Emanuel Aloys Förster) mit Beethovens Streichquartett op. 130 und Alfred Schnittkes Streichquartett Nr. 3 (komponiert 1983) zusammengeführt.

Das Quartett erklärt dazu: "Ein Musikstrahl wird durch Beethovens Prisma gespalten. Wichtig für uns ist, dass diese Zusammenhänge weitreichend erfahrbar sind. Wir hoffen, dass der Zuhörer mit uns das Wunder der Musikstrahlen erleben wird, die den ganzen Weg von Bach über Beethoven bis in unsere Zeit zurücklegen."

Das Album wurde im historischen Reitstadel in Neumarkt aufgenommen und von Manfred Eicher produziert. Das Danish String Quartet begibt sich auf eine Tournee mit Terminen auf beiden Seiten des Atlantiks die in einer Reihe von „Prism“-Konzerten an der Westküste der USA gipfelt. Das Quartett spielt während fünf Konzerten in der La Jolla Music Society in San Diego Ende November den gesamten Prism-Zyklus.

Danish String Quartet

Danish String Quartet
As a string quartet, we find ourselves at the core of the classical music world. On a daily basis we delve deeply into works by great masters such as Beethoven and Mozart, but we also play the occasional folk gig. Over the years we have been fortunate to study in many different places in masterclasses with renowned teachers and have had opportunities to perform in major concert halls across the world. Sometimes a friendly reviewer has written nice things about us too. We have participated in competitions and made some recordings as well. If you want to know more about all this stuff, check out the ‘press‘ page on our site, where you can download a PDF with all the text you could hope for.

Here’s a simpler story of the quartet: We are three Danes and one Norwegian cellist, making this a truly Scandinavian endeavor. We are often joking about ourselves being modern Vikings – perhaps a touch more harmless than our ancestors – we are not pillaging cities or razing the English coastline! We are simply your friendly neighborhood string quartet with above average amounts of beard.The three of us met very early in our lives in the Danish countryside at an amazing summer camp for enthusiastic amateur musicians. Not yet teenagers, we were the youngest players, so we hung out all the time playing football and chamber music together. During the regular school year we would get together often to play music and just have fun. We became best friends. In 2001, professor Tim Frederiksen of The Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen got in touch with us and started coaching us on a regular basis. All of the sudden, at the ages of 15 and 16, we were a serious string quartet. It all happened so fast that none of us seemed to notice the transition.

Time passed and we grew up. We were enrolled at The Royal Academy of Music and our life as music students had begun. Funnily enough, none of us have any memory of our lives without the string quartet. In 2008 Norwegian cellist Fredrik joined in, generously adding to the amount of beard and general Vikingness of the group. We found him hidden away in a castle outside Stockholm. During his free time, Fredrik can be found fixing or sailing his sailboat somewhere in Scandinavia.The rest of us spend time with different hobbies – old cars, cooking, gaming, reading, playing, talking, and drinking. Yes, playing string quartets is our job, and yes it is hard work, but we mostly do it for pleasure, like we always did.There is so much amazing music to delve into, and our hope is to continue our travels through life and music together as a quartet. We want to be able to share our music with as many people as possible. And of course, the ultimate goal is to beat Valentin Berlinsky’s (Borodin String quartet) world record of “most years in the same chamber music group”. We will reach that goal around 2060 and on that day we will host a giant feast – you shall all be invited!

Booklet für Prism II

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