CAFe Budapest | Danish String Quartet
- Frederik Øland - violin
- Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen - violin
- Asbjørn Nørgaard - viola
- Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin - cello
The Danish String Quartet made its debut in 2002, in Copenhagen. Since then, they have risen to the rank of the world’s leading quartets, with the New York Times calling their concert a highlight of the year twice. A part of the classical and contemporary repertoire, they regularly play the works of 19th and 20th-century Scandinavian composers.
In addition to classical compositions, the quartet also plays folk music and folk arrangements. Their 2014 record, Wood Works was enthusiastically received, as was the 2017 Last Leaf, which came out under the legendary ECM label.
The concept of Last Leaf was inspired by a 18th-century Danish hymn, a piece with a special atmosphere. The album contains traditional music from the period, both in its original form and in arrangements, and the blending of the classical and the folk mode of playing transports the listener into a dreamy world, both unusual and timelessly familiar.
Tickets are available for 2000 HUF on the spot,
online at cafebudapestfest.hu, and at InterTicket Jegypont partners across Hungary.
An event jointly organized with CAFe Budapest.
Danish String Quartet: Last Leaf
The Danish String Quartet, widely recognized as one of today’s most exciting quartets, not only brings new insights to contemporary composition and core classical repertoire, it has also explored folk music, beguiling listeners with these sounds on record and in concert. For Last Leaf, its second ECM New Series release, the group returns to the texturally rich, emotionally resonant world of Nordic folk, from medieval ballads to funeral hymns, Christmas tunes, boat songs and dances of every sort. "In these old melodies, we find beauty and depth, and we can't help but sing them through the medium of our string quartet."