Danish String Quartet

August 2, 2022 | 7:30 pm America/Denver

“They could be grounded in their tone or mystical. They allowed time to stand still, and they could assume the pose of excitingly aggressive rockers. They did it all,” says The Los Angeles Times of the Danish String Quartet. The Quartet continues the 2022 Robert Mann Chamber Series with an unusual and delightful choice: a collection of folk music, a rare treat to experience with a classical string ensemble. The program begins with Purcell’s pure Chaconne and ends, unforgettably, with Schubert’s Quartet in G Major. “In his last and greatest string quartet Schubert seems to have set out, like Mahler, to contain the world” (Gramophone).

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Danish String Quartet

Program
Purcell, Chacony in G Minor for string quartet (arr. Benjamin Britten)
Folk Music from the British Isles (arr. Danish String Quartet)

Schubert, String Quartet No. 15 in G Major, D. 887

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  • “Here’s a simpler story of the [Danish String Quartet]: We are three Danes and one Norwegian cellist, making this a truly Scandinavian endeavor. Being relatively bearded, we are often compared to the Vikings. However, we are only pillaging the English coastline occasionally.” Read their full bio or watch their Tiny Desk Concert on NPR 
  • “Slow down, maybe even close your eyes, and listen attentively to Franz Schubert’s hauntingly transcendent final string quartet, No. 15 in G major, D. 887. It’s one of a handful of pieces written in the final years of Schubert’s life that moves into strange, mysterious new territory.” Read more
  • “Mr. Mann — for decades the [Juilliard String Quartet]’s de facto spokesman, institutional memory and ‘resident spark plug,’ as The Chicago Tribune called him in 1997 — remained with the ensemble for 51 years. By the time he retired in 1997 he had outlasted the entire original lineup, as well several subsequent permutations, to become one of the longest-serving members of any chamber group in the world.” Read more of the New York Times’ obituary for Robert Mann, for whom our chamber series is named

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