VAGN HOLMBOE (1909-1996): String Quartets, Vol. 1 - No. 1, Op. 46, No. 2, Op. 48 and No. 15, Op. 135.
Catalogue Number: 01W009
Description: After their award-winning Langgaard recordings, the Nightingale String Quartet turns to one of the great unsung quartet cycles of the last century. The Danish composer’s quartets are captivating, bold works whose variegated textures, exploratory tonality and rhythmic verve that can stand comparison with the greatest quartet cycles of the 20th century. Volume 1 takes in the composer’s first published quartet, his momentum-fueled Quartet No. 3 and his taut Quartet No. 15 with its pathos-imbued funeral march. These are fresh new performances that support the idea that the deeper you dig into Holmboe’s music, the more you find. Nightingale String Quartet.