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04/03/2011   Classics Today (9/9)

Vagn Holmboe: The Complete String Quartets
"This important set belongs in the collection of anyone who cares about good 20th-century chamber music."
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01/01/2011   International Record Review

Vagn Holmboe: The Complete String Quartets
"Among the significant cycles of string quartets from the post-war era, that by Danish composer Vagn Holmboe is one of the most substantial surveying."
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17/12/2010   Classique Info

Vagn Holmboe: The Complete String Quartets
"Retenez votre souffle et plongez, la remontée sans paliers de décompression risque de s’avérer difficile mais gratifiante"
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01/11/2010   OPUS

Vagn Holmboe: The Complete String Quartets
5/5 Stars

"För Holmboekännare rekommenderar denna box förstås sig själv."
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01/11/2010   Ensemble

Vagn Holmboe: The Complete String Quartets
"Dem Kontra Quartet ist eine faszinierende Box gelungen."
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13/10/2010   Crescendo

Vagn Holmboe: The Complete String Quartets
"Erschließt sich hier eine Quelle eindringlichster Entdeckungen von einem kaum bekannten Giganten."
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19/09/2010   Musicweb International

Vagn Holmboe: The Complete String Quartets
“Holmboe’s quartets are one of the great treasures of the last century (…) With this box set comes a chance to discover them in performances of great accomplishment and dedication.”
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15/01/1994   Gramophone

Vagn Holmboe: String Quartets Vol. 1
"Recommended with enthusiasm."
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15/01/1994  

Vagn Holmboe: String Quartets Vol. 1
CANNES CLASSICAL AWARD
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15/07/1992   BBC Radio

Hans Abrahamsen and Poul Ruders: String Quartets
"The Kontra Quartet capture both the brusque quirkiness and the delicate pathos of these works."
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20/05/1992   Fanfare

Peter Arnold Heise: Chamber Music
"Amalie Malling is a formidable player."
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15/05/1992   HiFi Vision

Peter Arnold Heise: Chamber Music
"Eine Perle."
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15/05/1992   American Record Guide

Peter Arnold Heise: Chamber Music
"Fine, idiomatic performances."
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Discography

The Complete String Quartets
The Complete String Quartets
Vagn Holmboe

CD 8.207001 (2010)

7 CD box set of all Holmboe's string quartets in the highly acclaimed recordings by the Kontra Quartet

String Quartets Vol. 7
String Quartets Vol. 7
Vagn Holmboe

CD 8.224131 (2001)

This unsurpassed series concludes with Holmboe’s very last work, completed by his pupil Per Nørgård

String Quartets Vol. 6
String Quartets Vol. 6
Vagn Holmboe

CD 8.224128 (2001)

Penultimate CD in the definitive series with String Quartets 17, 19 and 20, written in the 1980s

String Quartets Vol. 5
String Quartets Vol. 5
Vagn Holmboe

CD 8.224127 (1999)

Strygekvartet nr. 13-15, skrevet i en intens periode midt i 1970’erne

String Quartets
String Quartets
Rued Langgaard

DCCD 9302A-B (1999)

String Quartets Vol. 4
String Quartets Vol. 4
Vagn Holmboe

CD 8.224101 (1998)

Three strong quartets from the beginning of the 1970s – a very fruitful period for Holmboe

String Quartets Vol. 3
String Quartets Vol. 3
Vagn Holmboe

CD 8.224073 (1997)

Grand recordings of String Quartets 7, 8 and 9, composed in the mid-1960s

String Quartets Vol. 2
String Quartets Vol. 2
Vagn Holmboe

CD 8.224026 (1996)

String Quartets 2, 5 and 6, the starting shots for Holmboe’s immersion in the genre

String Quartets Vol. 1
String Quartets Vol. 1
Vagn Holmboe

DCCD 9203 (1993)

String Quartets
String Quartets
Hans Abrahamsen and Poul Ruders

DCCD 9006 (1992)

Chamber Music
Chamber Music
Peter Arnold Heise

DCCD 9113 (1992)


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