Performance Today

Danish String Quartet cultivates cozy

Danish String QuartetCaroline Bittencourt

January 12, 2019

Getting cozy. Appreciating the simple pleasures of life and the people around you. That's all part of the Danish concept called hygge. On this episode of Performance Today, the Danish Quartet shares some musical hygge and tells you how to hygge in your own home.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Joseph Haydn: Piano Sonata No. 43 in A-flat Major, HOB XVI/43: Movement 3 Presto
Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano
Haydn: Piano Sonatas Vol 1
Hyperion 67554

Joseph Haydn: String Quartet No. 60 in G Major, Op. 76, Hob.III:75
Jasper String Quartet: J Freivogel, violin; Sae Chonabayashi, violin; Sam Quintal, viola; Rachel Henderson Freivogel, cello
Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, Christ Episcopal Church, Cooperstown, NY

Piano Puzzler: This week's contestant is Brandon Baxter, Hastings, NE

Olivier Messiaen: Un sourire (A Smile)
Los Angeles Philharmonic; Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla, conductor
Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA

Hour 2

Antonin Dvorak (arr. Fritz Kreisler): Sonatina for violin and piano, Op. 100: Movement 2: Larghetto
Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Patricia Zander, piano
Kreisler, Paganini: Works
Sony 37280

Frederic Chopin (arr. Auguste Franchomme): 3 pieces de Chopin
Louise Dubin, cello; Raphael Pidoux, cello; Gauthier Boutin, cello; Philippe Muller, cello
Salle Gaveau, Salle Gaveau, Paris, France

Antonin Dvorak: The Water Goblin
Oregon Symphony; Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Oregon Symphony, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Porland, OR

Traditional (arr. The Danish String Quartet): Minuet No. 60 in A Major & Staedelil/The Dromer
The Danish String Quartet
Interlochen Presents, Corson Auditorium, Interlochen, MI