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STRING QUARTETS vol. I: Haydn-Solberg-Grieg - Engegårdkvartetten
STRING QUARTETS vol. I: Haydn-Solberg-Grieg - Engegårdkvartetten
STRING QUARTETS vol. I: Haydn-Solberg-Grieg - Engegårdkvartetten
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The Engegård Quartet made their first appearance at the 2006 Lofoten International Music Festival. Inspired by the midnight sun, their musical landscape ranges from glowing core energy to the gentle lyrical sound of Norwegian nature. Edvard Grieg and Leif Solberg are natural choices for this Scandinavian quartet, complimented by the music of Joseph Haydn reflected in a Nordic atmosphere. The strong musical nerve is emphasized by an intense sound production by Lindberg Lyd.

Arvid Engegård decided at the age of ten, that the string quartet was his ideal medium for making music. Major milestones in his life include an influential period as concertmaster of Camerata Academica in Salzburg, before leading the Orlando Quartet for several years. Atle Sponberg will be recognised by many from the finals of the European Broadcasting Union competition in 1982. As concertmaster of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Atle is a main figure in Norwegian musical life. He also directs projects with Scandinavian ensembles including the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and Trondheim Soloists. A prizewinner of the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition, Juliet Jopling has appeared as soloist with orchestras including The Philharmonia, London. Juliet has been a member of a quartet nearly all of her life, starting in childhood with her family quartet. Jan Erik Gustafsson ("Gusse") won third prize in the European Broadcasting Union in 1986, second prize in the Leonard Rose Competition and won the US Young Concert Artists agency prize in 1994. He has appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras including the Berlin Radio Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Stockholm Radio Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic and Washington National Orchestra.  Gustafsson played with the New Helsinki String Quartet for thirteen years. The great quartets of Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart, Schubert and Bartók are the backbone of the Engegård Quartet's repertoire.

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Album title
STRING QUARTETS vol. I
Haydn - Solberg - Grieg
Performer

ENGEGÅRD QUARTET
Arvid Engegård, violin
Atle Sponberg, violin
Juliet Jopling, viola
Jan-Erik Gustafsson, cello

Catalogue #
2L-053-SACD
EAN13
7041888513124
ISRC-code
NOMPP0805010-120
Disc 1
Hybrid SACD
MCH 5.1 DSD
Stereo DSD
RedBook PCM
Release date
July 2008
Recording date
October 2007
Location
Jar Church, Oslo, Norway
Original source
DXD (352.8kHz/24bit)