The String Quartets
The Nightingale String Quartet’s survey of the complete quartet works of Rued Langgaard (1893–1952) heralded the arrival of a major new ensemble and won the maverick Danish composer thousands of new fans. Poised and restrained one minute, wild and emotional the next, Langgaard’s string quartets reveal the composer’s breathtaking originality and individuality, oscillating between luscious Romanticism and outlandish experimentation. They are played with love and understanding on these multiple prize-winning recordings, here gathered together in a single release for the first time.
“Simply breathtaking. I can’t wait for the next release.”
“Nightingale String Quartet have an uncanny affinity with Langgaard’s wildly moody music and conjure plenty of exquisite moments on this surprisingly rewarding recording.”
“provocative vitality, fragile romantic sensitivity and striking intellectual independence”