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In a concert given in St Andrews in Fife, the Danish String Quartet performs Nielsen's String Quartet No 2 in F minor, Op 5, and a selection of Nordic folk tunes.

New Generation Artists, the members of the Danish String Quartet continue the lunchtime concert series this week from St Andrews in Fife. Recorded live, the quartet perform Nielsen's String Quartet No 2 in F minor, written whilst on sabbatical from his post at the Danish Royal Chapel Orchestra. It's followed by the music Nielsen would have been steeped in as a child - traditional Nordic folk music. Many of these arrangements were made by members of the Danish String Quartet, themselves folk musicians from an early age.

Nielsen: String Quartet No 2 in F minor Op.5

Nordic Folk Tune selection:
Danish trad. arr. Danish String Quartet: 'Sekstur from Vendsyssel: 'The Topped Hen / The Peat Dance'
Poul Bjerager/Trad. arr Danish String Quartet: 'Easter Sunday/Polsk after Rasmus Storm'
Swedish trad. arr. Danish String Quartet: 'Jasspodspolska'
Johannes Rusten arr. Danish String Quartet: 'O Fredrik, O Fredrik'
Norwegian trad. arr. Danish String Quartet: 'Old Reinlender from Sonndala'
Danish trad. arr. Nikolaj Busk: Sonderho Bridal Trilogy - Part III "Brudestyke"

Danish String Quartet
Frederik Øland - violin
Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen - violin
Asbjørn Nørgaard - viola
Fredrik Sjölin - cello

Presenter - Kate Molleson.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Carl Nielsen

    Quartet no. 2 in F minor Op.5 for strings

    Ensemble: Danish String Quartet.
  • Trad.

    Sekstur from Vendsyssel; The Peat Dance

    Music Arranger: Danish String Quartet. Ensemble: Danish String Quartet.
  • Poul Bjerager

    Easter Sunday/Polsk After Rasmus Storm

    Composer: Traditional Danish. Ensemble: Danish String Quartet.
  • Traditional Swedish

    Jasspodspolska

    Ensemble: Danish String Quartet.
  • Johannes Rusten

    O Fredrik, O Fredrik

    Ensemble: Danish String Quartet.
  • Traditional Norwegian

    Old Reinlender from Sonndala

    Ensemble: Danish String Quartet.
  • Traditional Danish

    Brudestyke Sonderho Bridal Trilogy Part III

    Ensemble: Danish String Quartet.

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