Friday, January 25, 2013

The Danish String Quartet

 For Christmas Christopher bought me tickets to go see the Danish String Quartet at the Collins Center for the Arts.  I was quite the musician when I was younger and have harbored a love for classical music ever since.

The whole concert lasted a little less than two hours. They played String Quartet in D Minor, K. 421 by Mozart, String Quartet No. 1 “Kreutzer” by L. Janacek and String Quartet in F Major, Op. 44 by Nielsen. They also came out for an encore piece, a part of the Sønderho Bridal Trilogy, a traditional Danish wedding song that dates back about 400 years.  This was song was just lovely and the perfect piece to end with.

The quartet was simply fantastic. They were an incredibly lively group and played all the pieces with unmatched energy and passion. They were witty but not arrogant and a complete joy to watch. They do not do many US tours, but if they do stop in the area definitely go. You will not regret it.

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