ARNE NORDHEIM (1931-2010): Rendezvous, EDVARD GRIEG (1841-1907): String Quartets in G Minor, Op. 27 and in F (both arr. Alf Årdal).
Catalogue Number: 03N073
Description: You won't be buying this for the Grieg, so all you need to know about the Nordheim is that it's his own 1986 expansion of an early string quartet from 1956 and shows the composer's early influences of Sibelius, Mahler and Bartók and it has one of those nervous, grey, louring first movements so prominent in European music during the days of U.S.-U.S.S.R. nuclear angst. Oslo Camerata; Stephan Barratt-Due.