Danish String Quartet – Prism III – Beethoven, Bartok, Bach (2021) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Danish String Quartet – Prism III – Beethoven, Bartok, Bach (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:16:32 minutes | 1,3 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © ECM New Series

The third volume of the Danish String Quartet’s ongoing Prism series, which shows how the radiance of Bach’s fugues is refracted through Beethoven’s quartets to illuminate the work of later composers. “Beethoven had taken a fundamentally linear development from Bach,” the Danes note, “and exploded everything into myriads of different colours, directions and opportunities – much in the same way as a prism splits a beam of light.” Here the quartet follow the beam from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Fugue in c-sharp minor through Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Quartet no.14 to Bela Bartok’s String Quartet No.1. “A revelatory connected soundscape in which Beethoven’s introspection feels more unsettling than usual.” – BBC Music Magazine on Prism II “It’s natural music-making…..” – Gramophone Magazine on Prism II


1. Danish String Quartet – 1. Adagio ma non troppo e molto espressivo
2. Danish String Quartet – 2. Allegro molto vivace
3. Danish String Quartet – 3. Allegro moderato – Adagio
4. Danish String Quartet – 4. Andante ma non troppo e molto cantabile – Allegretto
5. Danish String Quartet – 5. Presto
6. Danish String Quartet – 6. Adagio quasi un poco andante
7. Danish String Quartet – 7. Allegro
8. Danish String Quartet – 1. Lento
9. Danish String Quartet – 2. Allegretto
10. Danish String Quartet – 3a. Introduzione. Allegro
11. Danish String Quartet – 3b. Allegro vivace
12. Danish String Quartet – Fugue in C-Sharp Minor, BWV 849 (Arr. Förster for Strings)