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Tarrodi: String Quartets / Dahlkvist Quartet


Release Date: 09/01/2017 
Label:  Db Productions   Catalog #: 180  
Composer:  Andrea Tarrodi
Performer:  Jon DahlkvistHanna Dahlkvist
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dahlkvist Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Despite the musicians’ young age, the Dahlkvist Quartet now celebrate their 10th Anniversary with their debut album. The whole album contains music of Swedish composer Andrea Tarrodi, whose composer portrait “Highlands” was nominated for the Swedish Grammis Award 2016 in the category “Classical Album of the Year.” Her string quartets invite you to a particular, dreamy musical world, which are as easy to the ear as they are difficult to perform. The Dahlkvist String Quartet was formed in 2007 and has established itself at an international level and as one of the most sought after chamber music groups in Sweden. Nominated “Rising Star” 2012-2013 by Stockholm Concert Hall, the Dahlkvist Quartet performed a concert tour across Europe organised Read more by ECHO (European Concert Hall Organisation) in distinguished concert halls, such Wien Konzerthaus, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Paris Cité de la Musique and Budapest Palace of Arts. The Dahlkvist Quartet is made up of the Warsaw-born violinist Bartosz Cajler and Stockholm-born Dahlkvist siblings, Kersti (violin), Jon (viola) and Hanna (cello). All of the quartet members studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm as well as individually in France, Italy, Poland and the Netherlands. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sorrow and Joy by Andrea Tarrodi
Performer:  Jon Dahlkvist (Viola), Hanna Dahlkvist (Cello)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Sweden 
2.
Quaret for Strings No. 1 "Miroirs" by Andrea Tarrodi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dahlkvist Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Sweden 
3.
Quartet for Strings No. 2 "Madárdal" by Andrea Tarrodi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dahlkvist Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Sweden 
4.
Quartet for Strings No. 3 "Light Scattering" by Andrea Tarrodi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dahlkvist Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Sweden 
5.
Luciérnaga by Andrea Tarrodi
Performer:  Hanna Dahlkvist (Cello)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Sweden 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Chamber music from an important new musical voice September 28, 2017 By Dean Frey See All My Reviews "At the end of August 2017 an important work by the young (b. 1981) Swedish composer Andrea Tarrodi will be played at the BBC Proms, by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra under Sakari Oramo. I'm looking forward to hearing that, but in the meantime I'm very much enjoying this album of chamber music by an important new musical voice from Scandinavia. Folk music is very much in evidence here; both from Northern Europe and Hungary (Tarrodi's heritage is a mixture of Swedish and Hungarian). The folk tradition, of course, is an important part of string quartets going back to Haydn, and Tarrodi's works bring to mind in turn the often folk-inspired music of the Swede Wilhelm Stenhammar and the Hungarian Bela Bartok (each of whom wrote six string quartets). I also detected the influence of the Polish composer Grazyna Bacewicz, who happened to write seven quartets. This is complex but accessible music, often with a timeless feel and a sense of organic development building to ecstatic climaxes. It's beautifully presented by the Dahlkvist Quartet, a group of three Swedish siblings and a Polish first violinist." Report Abuse
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