The Danish String Quartet in a performance given in Perth Concert Hall. Haydn: String Quartet in C, Op 54 No 2. Nielsen: String Quartet No 3 in E flat, Op 14.
The Danish String quartet begin the first of four concerts in Scotland celebrating the 150th anniversary of composer Carl Nielsen. Recorded live at Perth Concert Hall, the concert begins with music by one of Nielsen's great musical heroes. Haydn's Op. 54 string quartets were written for Johann Tost, then concertmaster of Haydn's Esterházy orchestra. Nielsen himself would go on to be a successful violinist in the Royal Danish Orchestra. His String Quartet No 3 was started in the summer of 1891 and dedicated to his friend Edward Grieg.
Haydn: String Quartet in C Major Op. 54 No.2
Nielsen: String Quartet No 3 in E flat major Op.14
Danish String Quartet
Frederik Øland - violin
Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen - violin
Asbjørn Nørgaard - viola
Fredrik Sjölin - cello
Presenter - Kate Molleson.
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