Four Reasons

Birth, Joy, Sorrow & Death

What great music! First I thought that Anniken Paulsen´s composition was redolent of Bela Bartok (I love his string quartets, especially No. 5). She has the same temperament and more! But then the quartet / quintet grows into a completely different emotional mindset – and the last parts took me completely. Stunning performance by Østfold string quartet who did a great job … and Åshild Refsdal (soprano) delivered a virtuoso performance! Was there a high A or E towards the end? World class!

Erling Wicklund, February 17, 2015

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