RUDOLPH SIMONSEN (1889-1947): String Quartets No. 1 in C and No. 2 in A Minor "Tagore", Clarinet Quintet.
Catalogue Number: 08J006
Reference: CLASSCD 635
Description: Lovers of Carl Nielsen will find much to enjoy in these chamber works by Simonsen, all written between 1923 and 1929. The idiom is non-romantic, relatively modern for the period and tonal and Nielsen's influence can be heard both in melodic style and in the subtle harmonies. Much of the music is quiet and calm and church modes are often suggested while each of the three works has one short, hectic and energetic movement. Kontra Quartet, Henry Linder (clarinet).