Engegårdkvartetten

STRING QUARTETS vol. II Beethoven - Nordheim - Bartok Super Audio CDPurchased

The monumental creativity which Beethoven and Bartók gave to the genre of the string quartet is our greatest inspiration. In the Harp we find Beethoven at the turning point between his heroic middle period and the philsophical late works. We chose to record the String Quartet 1956 including its incredibly atmospheric final Largo in honour ofone of Norway's greatest composer, Arne Nordheim. The intensity and individuality of Bartók's 3rd Quartet make it a natural conclusion for us, juxtaposing the most intimate and lonely music with hard-hitting rhythmic sections which only Bartók could bring off.

The Engegård Quartet made their first appearance at the 2006 Lofoten International Music Festival. Inspired by the midnight sun, their musical landscape ranges from glowing core energy to the gentle lyrical sound of Norwegian nature.

Hybrid Super Audio-CD
5.1 SURROUND + STEREO produced in DXD (Digital eXtreme Definition 352kHz/24bit) by Lindberg Lyd, Norway
This compact disc looks like a normal CD and plays on all standard players and computers.