Kronos plays Holmgreen

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This is a hybrid Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players.

Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen (b. 1932) is one of the leading Scandinavian composers, an outstanding and insistent voice from the generation born in the inter-war years. This CD is the culmination of the composer’s unique collaboration with the world-famous American Kronos Quartet, which has been commissioning specially tailored works from the Danish composer for over 20 years.

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REVIEW:

The CD concludes with the ninth string quartet of Holmgreen, written for the Kronos Quartet in 2006. It is in a single movement, beginning and ending with recorded sounds of a roaring ocean. The blending of recorded sounds of nature and instrumental music is effective and moving, a beautiful tribute to the power of nature, representing a kind of Danish impressionism.

There is much on this collection of music that is similarly evocative, as well as much that is rather frustrating, but that mix reflects a powerful musical talent.

– Fanfare


Product Description:


  • Catalog Number: 6220548


  • UPC: 747313154869


  • Label: Dacapo


  • Composer: Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgree


  • Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Kronos Quartet


  • Performer: David Harrington, Hank Dutt, Jeffrey Zeigler, John Sherba, Paul Hillier