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by: Danish String Quartet

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Binding: Audio CD
EAN: 0028948157464
Item Dimensions: 5955926508
Label: ECM New Series
Languages: EnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: ECM New Series
MPN: 0028948157464
Number Of Discs: 1
Number Of Items: 1
Publication Date: 2013
Publisher: ECM New Series
Release Date: September 22, 2017
Studio: ECM New Series




Disc 1:
  1. Despair not, o heart
  2. Shore
  3. Polska from Dorotea
  4. Tjønneblomen
  5. Minuet no. 60
  6. Æ Rømeser
  7. Intermezzo
  8. Shine you no more
  9. Drømte mig en drøm
  10. Stædelil
  11. Naja's Waltz
  12. Unst Boat Song
  13. Fastän
  14. Hur var du i aftes så sildig
  15. The Dromer
  16. Now found is the fairest of roses
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They are widely recognized as the most exciting young string quartet of the present moment, bringing new insights to contemporary composition and core classical repertoire. In parallel, they have also made surprising and impressive forays into the world of Nordic folk music. Their 2014 album Wood Works (Dacapo Records) was a left-field hit, and audiences around the world have been delighted by concert performances of the music. Now the Danish String Quartet bring their folk project to ECM with a stirring new recording. Fästan takes off from an unusual Christmas hymn, Now found is the fairest of roses, published in 1732 by Danish theologian and poet H.A. Brorson. The hymn is set to a mysterious, dark melody: Brorson had chosen an old Lutheran funeral choral to accompany his Christmas hymn, elegantly showing how life and death are always connected. From here we embark on a travel through the rich fauna of Nordic folk melodies until returning to Brorson in the end, say the DSQ. It is a journey that could have been made in many different ways, but we believe that we returned with some nice souvenirs. In these old melodies, we find immense beauty and depth, and we cant help but sing them through the medium of our string quartet. Brorson found the fairest of roses, we found a bunch of amazing tunes and we hope you will enjoy what we did to them.

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