Rued Langgaard's complete string quartets on CD
The string quartets of Danish music's eccentric outsider Rued Langgaard are passionate works of the composer's youth, representing both his nostalgically romantic side and his profoundly visionary modernity. For the first time on CD, a new recording series presents all 8 quartets in the award-winning young Nightingale String Quartet's distinctly dramatic interpretation based on the revised Rued Langgaard Edition. The first CD in the series of three will be released in Denmark on March 20 and in UK on March 22.
Nightingale String Quartet was founded in 2007 by violinists Gunvor Sihm and Josefine Dalsgaard, violist Marie Louise Broholt Jensen, and cellist Louisa Schwab. All four are currently studying their masters at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen with professor Tim Frederiksen as their chamber music mentor and coach. They explain to Dacapo Records:
”Langgaard's music suits us really well in Nightingale String Quartet. We love the drama and the unpredictability that the music contains, and it has been amazingly exciting to immerse ourselves in the music and really go into details with this CD recording.”
The release is marked by an event on March 20 at 5 pm at Kunstnerforeningen af 18. november in Copenhagen and on March 22 at 6.30 pm at St Stephen's Club in London. The quartet will play excerpts from the CD. On the day of the release in London you can hear Nightingale String Quartet live on the UK radio channel BBC 3, where they will be guests in the radio program In Tune.