The fourth and final lunchtime concert by the Danish String Quartet celebrating the 150th anniversary of Carl Nielsen, recorded live at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow. Nielsen's Fourth String Quartet in F major was written around the time of his comic opera Maskarade, and it's full of the same grace and fun. It's followed by music Nielsen would have been familiar with as a boy, playing with his father's village band - Nordic folk tunes. The Danish String Quartet play personal arrangements of these traditional tunes from Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
Nielsen: String Quartet No 4 in F major, Op.44
Nordic Folk Music Selection:
Faroese/Danish trad. arr. Danish String Quartet: 'Ye Honest Bridal Couple/Sonderho Bridal Trilogy'
Norwegian trad. arr. Danish String Quartet: 'Vigstmoin'
Swedish trad. arr. Danish String Quartet: 'Waltz after Lasse in Lyby'
Danish trad. arr. Danish String Quartet: Ribers No. 8 "Sterrands Rand"
Danish trad. arr. Danish String Quartet: 'Five Sheep, Four Goats'
Bosse Nordin arr. Danish String Quartet: 'Bosse Nordin's Schottis'
Danish String Quartet
Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen - violin
Frederik Øland - violin
Asbjørn Nørgaard - viola
Fredrik Sjölin - cello
Presenter - Kate Molleson.