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Dacapo - The National Music Anthology of Denmark

Format:  CD

Catalogue Number:  8.226081

Barcode:  636943608128

Release month:  May 2014

Period:  Miscellaneous


Wood Works

12 December 2014  NPR Music – BEST CLASSICAL ALBUMS OF 2014
Tom Huizenga

It was a good year for Danish music, with excellent recordings of symphonies by Carl Nielsen, Per Nørgård and Poul Ruders, plus two lovely albums of Rued Langgaard's string quartets. But the most striking of all is Wood Works, a musical journey through Nordic folk music guided by the extraordinarily gifted Danish String Quartet. "Sønderho Bridal Triology — Part II," with its colorful grooves, turns out to be a 400-year-old wedding song from the Danish island of Fanø. There are stops in other Nordic hamlets for local versions of polkas and jigs, all played with such unmannered charm that you might wish the group would give up its usual diet of Haydn and Brahms.

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