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Louis Glass

String Quartets


Stine Hasbirk, viola
Flemming Lave, viola
Vanja Louro, cello
Jacob Soelberg, violin
Alexander Zapolski, violin
Zapolski Quartet

Louis Glass, composer

About:
Louis Glass was one og the most important composers of the Late Romantic period in Denmark. He was a contemporary of Carl Nielsen, but there is a certain contrast between their style due to the influence of César Franck and Anton Bruckner on Glass. His string quartets bear the marks of this influence and as such are broadly conceived chamber music works rich in sonority.

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String Quartet in A minor op. 23 (1896, rev. 1929)
1

I Allegro, ma non troppo vivace

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II Allegretto giocoso

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III Andante molto espressivo

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IV Allegro

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String Quartet in F sharp minor op. 36 (1907)
5

I Allegro, ma non troppo

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II Adagio, molto espressivo

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III Scherzo: Vivace scherzando

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IV Finale: Allegro marciale

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Total playing time  78 minutes

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Recorded at the Danish Radio House on 29-30 September 1997 and 12-13 December 1998

Recording producer: Aksel Kaae Trige
Sound engineers: Peter Bo Nielsen (op. 23) and Knud Esmarch (op 35.)
Editing engineers: Peter Bo Nielsen and Aksel Kaae Trige
Publisher: Edition Wilhelm Hansen A/S

Cover picture: L.A. Ring (1854-1933): "The painter Lundbye's bench on the shore of Lake Arresø" (1899)

This CD has been recorded in cooperation with Danmarks Radio

Label: Dacapo

Format: CD

Catalogue Number: 8.224048

Barcode: 0730099974820

Release Date: January 2000

Period: Late Romantic

Reviews

American Record Guide
"The release is strong in all respects. Recommended to those who want to explore the little-known musical byways of a century ago."
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"Eine ausserordentlich gelungene und musikalisch wertvolle Einspielung von einem sehr fähigen Streichquartett" (Klassik Heute)

"These quartets are introspective and intimate - powerful as mood portraits" (Music on the Web)

"En væsentlig nyudgivelse" (Jyllands-Posten)


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