Dansk Dansk    US Dollars (change)
Dacapo Home
Dacapo - The National Music Anthology of Denmark

Sjælland String Quartet  

ensemble

In 2004, four of the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra’s solo string players became what was later to be called the Sjælland String Quartet. At their Tivoli Gardens Concert Hall debut in 2006, the public experienced their characteristic sound, which continues to make its mark on the musical scene.

The quartet’s programming mixes classical and non-traditional repertoire and includes less well known works by composers like Herman Sandby, Erik Bach, Anders Koppel, Nikos Skalkottas, Dia Succari and Peteris Vasks.

In 2007 the four musicians performed Elvis Costello’s The Juliet Letters at the Royal Opera House in Copenhagen and recorded the two string quartets by Sunleif Rasmussen. This was their first CD with Dacapo. The same year the Sjælland String Quartet recorded both quartets by Leos Janác ˇek and performed in Syria, Greece, Italy and the Faroe Islands.

Live Dates

11/01/2012   Best sound quality of the year 2011
Det amerikanske hi-fi magasin Audiophile Audition har Koppel-kvartetter på listen over årets bedste 2011
read more

01/06/2011   Koppel's String Quartets is CD of the Month
Anders Koppel's String Quartets and Mezzo Saxophone Quintet has been chosen 'CD of the Month' by the American Classics Today. Read the full review here:
read more

13/05/2011   Photo album from CD Release
Se billeder fra CD-release-festen for Anders Koppels strygekvartetter med Sjællands Strygekvartet og komponistens søn, saxofonist Benjamin Koppel.
read more

12/05/2011   New video: Sjælland String Quartet featuring Benjamin Koppel
Video trailer for the new SACD release of Anders Koppel's string quartets and mezzo saxophone quintet
read more

28/04/2011   Invitation til CD-release
I anledning af udgivelsen af Anders Koppels strygekvartetter og mezzosaxofon-kvintet med Sjællands Strygekvartet og Benjamin Koppel inviterer vi til CD-release
read more

30/03/2012   Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten

Rued Langgaard: String Quartets Vol. 1
5/6 Stars

"Der er noget dejligt uhæmmet over den danske strygekvartets greb om den excentriske Langgaard og hans frodige lydbilleder."
read more

26/09/2011   Børsen

Anders Koppel: String Quartets and Mezzo Saxophone Quintet
"Det er en helt fantastisk udgivelse...simpelthen verdensklasse."
read more

15/09/2011   Audiophile Audition

Anders Koppel: String Quartets and Mezzo Saxophone Quintet
"This is a magnificent disc that demonstrates how ingratiating and fresh new music can be. Don't miss it!" BEST OF THE YEAR DISCS 2011
read more

05/07/2011   Ritmo

Anders Koppel: String Quartets and Mezzo Saxophone Quintet
4/4 Stars

"Por técnica y entrega, las interpretaciones son irreprochable"
read more

24/06/2011   Amazon.com

Anders Koppel: Strygekvartetter og mezzosaxofon-kvintet
5/5 Stars

"Clean, well-imaged sound supports fine performances by the Sjaelland Quartet and Benjamin Koppel. Recommended!"
read more

21/06/2011   Fyens Stiftstidende

Anders Koppel: String Quartets and Mezzo Saxophone Quintet
4/6 Stars

"Stringente rytmer, jazzede, frække, groteske, vilde, og så en tilbageholdenhed, en musikkens stream-of-consciousness i skiftende tempi, men med en indre ro og eftertænksomhed."
read more

15/06/2011   Kristeligt Dagblad

Anders Koppel: String Quartets and Mezzo Saxophone Quintet
5/6 Stars

"Sjældent har man siddet og vippet så meget med foden til en strygekvartet som til Koppels første af slagsen!"
read more

26/05/2011   Classics Today (10/10) - CD of the Month June 2011 -

Anders Koppel: String Quartets and Mezzo Saxophone Quintet
This is a first-rate program of eminently listenable, exceptionally well-wrought chamber music, remarkable for its inventive, conventionally sophisticated string quartet writing. Anders Koppel has created something not only sensible but laudable and repeatable and demanding of a place in the concert repertoire ... Make this a priority."
read more

18/03/2011   Politiken

Sunleif Rasmussen: String against string
"Lytter man til cd’en ’String Against String’ med strygerværker fra 2007, forstår man. Det river og rusker og kulminerer helt vildt – og pludselig pakker Rasmussen lyden ned i eftertænksomhed eller folder den ud i lysende varme."
read more



Discography

String Quartets and Mezzo Saxophone Quintet
String Quartets and Mezzo Saxophone Quintet
Anders Koppel

SACD 6.220566 (2011)

Jazz icon Benjamin Koppel had a special mezzo-soprano saxophone developed to perform and record this new quintet by his father

String Quartets nos. 1, 2 and 3
String Quartets nos. 1, 2 and 3
Paul von Klenau

CD 8.226075 (2008)

Seething and boiling – intense quartets caught between two world wars

String against string
String against string
Sunleif Rasmussen

CD 8.226044 (2007)

The prizewinning Violin Concerto no. 1 and two string quartets by the leading composer of the Faroe


A CC Music Store Solution