String Quartets Vol. 1Ole Schmidt is best known as a conductor, but since his debut in 1955 he has written a number of brilliant musical works. His music has strength and vitality, and clearly has its wellsprings in a fertile imagination. Ole Schmidt's musical roots are within Neo-Classicism, but also in the playful freedom of jazz. His comprehensive production embraces a great variety of musical genres, and this collection of string quartets allows us to see the full spectrum of his compositional gifts.
\Ole SchmidtString Quartet No. 1, op. 13 (1954)
1 I Allegro moderato - Tempo poco piu vivo - Allegro moderato - II Presto - Tempo I - Poco andante - Tempo piu vivo - Allegretto - III Allegro moderato 19:50Ole SchmidtString Quartet No. 2, op. 28 (1964) 2 I Largo 4:37 3 II Presto 4:55 4 III Moderato 9:11 5 IV Allegro molto 5:47Ole SchmidtString Quartet No. 4 (1969) 6 Grave - Allegro con moto - Piu vivo - Grave 14:29Ole SchmidtString Quartet No. 7 (2002) 7 Allegro moderato (To Lizzie) 6:18 8 Andante (To Henriette) 4:01 9 Allegro (To Tine) 2:37