Repertoire

Van Der Pals Quartet has a extensive repertoire based on three main parts:

-Standard repertoire: The repertoire for string quartet is enormous and a never ending source of inspiration. The string quartet as medium has inspired composers for hundreds of years and it will take years just to go through the masterpieces from 17th-20th century. 

 

-Previously unknown masterpieces and composers: Van Der Pals Quartet have used much rewarding energy into exploring the works by Leopold van der Pals (Denmark/Holland 1884-1966). The first CD has been recorded for cpo (Classic Produktion Osnabrück) and contains van der Pals first string quartets. The release of this album is expected later this year. 

 

-Cooperation with modern composers: Van Der Pals Quartet have premiered pieces by Wolfram Graf (Germany) and Johan Frandsen (Denmark) and is works continuously with other composers as well. 

 

Apart from the above, Van Der Pals Quartet has cooperated with well known soloists and chamber musicians to expand the ensemble for concerts and tours. Some of these are Johannes Goritzki (Germany/Switzerland), Gitta-Maria Sjöberg (Sweden), Susanna Andersson (Sweden), Jon Gjesme (Norway/Denmark), Maria Spengler (London), Marie Schmalhofer (Germany)

 

Van Der Pals Quartet takes pride in composing highly interesting programs where the main categories have a clear role, based on a clear musical thought, making the concerts a fascinating listening experience for the audience.

 

 

Selection from the quartets repertoire

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 

  • Dissonance Quartet, No. 19 in C major, K. 465
  • Viola Quintet in G minor, K. 516

Joseph Haydn 

  • Quartet No. 1, Op. 1
  • Quartet Op. 76 No. 2
  • "Lark Quartet" Op. 54

Boccherini

  • Quartet Op. 2 No. 1

Frans Schubert 

  • Quartet No. 7 in D major, D. 94
  • String Quintet, Op. 163, D. 956

Ludwig van Beethoven 

  • Quartet No. 6, Op. 18 No. 6 in B-flat Major
  • Quartet No. 11, Op. 95 in F minor, "Serioso"
  • Quartet No. 12, Op. 127 in E-flat Major

Felix Mendelsohn Bartoldy

  • Viola Quintet No. 2, Op. 87

Robert Schumann

  • Piano Quintet, Op. 44 in E-flat Major

Peter I. Tjajkovsky 

  • Quartet No. 2, Op. 22 in F major

Jean Sibelius 

  • Voces Intimae, Op. 56

Anton Dvorak 

  • Piano Quintet No. 2, Op 81

Anton Arenski 

  • Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 35

Carl Nielsen, 

  • Quartet No. 2 in E-flat Major, Op. 5
  • String quintet, CNW. 59

Reynaldo Hahn 

  • Piano Quintet in F Minor

Arnold Schönberg 

  • Quartet No. 2, Op. 10

Sergei Prokofiev

  • Quartet No. 1, Op. 50 in B minor

Sulkhan Tsintsadze 

  • 20 Miniatures for sting quartet

Bela Bartok 

  • Quartet No. 1, Op. 7, Sz. 40, BB. 52
  • Quartet No. 2, Op. 17, Sz. 67, BB. 75

Leopold van der Pals 

  • No. 1, Op. 33
  • No. 2, Op. 66, Dalpe quartet
  • No. 3, Op. 79, Metamorphosen 
  • In memoriam Marie Steiner, Op. 176
  • Venedig Op. 114 (arr. for quartet and soprano by Tobias van der Pals)

Maurice Ravel 

  • Quartet in F major

 

John Frandsen 

  • Penelopeia (Quartet nr. 2)

Wolfram Graf 

  • Piano Quintet Op. 212, "Bewegungen"

Andrea Tarrodi

 

  • Quartet No. 1, ”Mirriors”
  • Quartet No. 2