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Danish String Quartet

Prism IV (CD)

The Danish String Quartet’s Grammy-nominated Prism project, linking Bach fugues, Beethoven quartets and works by later masters, receives its fourth instalment. The penultimate volume of the series combines Bach’s Fugue in G minor from the Well-Tempered Clavier (in the arrangement by Viennese composer Emanuel Aloys Förster) with Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 132 and Felix Mendelssohn’s String Quartet No.2 (composed in 1827). As Paul Griffiths observes in the liner notes, these pieces “sound all the more remarkable for the exquisite brilliance and precision of the Danish players”. Recorded in the historic Reitstadel Neumarkt.

TRACK LIST

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH - THE WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER, BOOK I
Fugue in G minor, BWV 861

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN - STRING QUARTET NO. 15 IN A MINOR, OP.132
Assai sostenuto - Allegro
Allegro ma non tanto
Molto adagio - Andante
Alla marcia, assai vivace - Più allegro
Allegro appassionato - Presto

FELIX MENDELSSOHN - STRING QUARTET NO. 2 IN A MINOR, OP.13
Adagio - Allegro vivace
Adagio non lento
Intermezzo. Allegretto con moto - Allegro di molto
Presto - Adagio non lento

Danish String Quartet
Frederik Øland Violin
Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen Violin
Asbjørn Nørgaard Viola
Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin Violoncello