Nancy Dalberg · String Quartets · Nominated for the P2 prize

Nancy Dalberg 'The String Quartets' is nominated for P2 Lytterprisen. Dalberg wrote three string quartets between 1915-1927 and now, 100 years later, they have been published by Edition·S, recorded by Nordic String Quartet and released by Dacapo Records

Nancy Dalberg

Nancy Dalberg 'String Quartets' is among the 9 best albums of the year according to the classical channel P2 at the Danish National Radio. As a female composer, Dalberg did not receive the same recognition as her male colleagues in her time. Now, her String Quartets are among the best Danish releases this year.

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Nancy Dalberg was a pioneer in Danish music life in the 1920ies. She was a self-made as a composer, as she took classes by Johan Svendsen, Fini Henriques, Carl Nielsen, and arranging the performances of the works in her own home. Her String Quartets which were otherwise unknown to the public have now been recorded - String Quartet 1 and 3 for the first time, by Nordic String Quartet, released by Dacapo Records

P2's jury writes: "It is a grand enrichment to shine a light on this unknown music. Nancy Dalberg's music is filled with passion and colour".

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