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The Danish String Quartet

By Michael Moriarty
web posted March 4, 2019

As one critic described them, “They play fast because they can.”

I’m a bit more impressed with them than that.

Danish String Quartet
My Favorite Photo of Them!

They play in a way that I have only daydreamed of hearing!

Here’s one of my favorites.

Why “my favorite”? It’s one of many folk melodies they perform that combine both my Norwegian and Irish heritages.

In a more, almost unbearably heartbreaking mood, there’s this “Romeser”.

Why it brings me to tears?! I wish I knew!

It grabs my soul and hurls me back and back and back to way before my birth!

It ends with the faintest of pizzicatos.

A Nordic/Gaelic love of Death’s other side?! God, how I wish I knew!!

With this they again carry me to a land I’ve never really seen before but I know for certain that I have lived there for centuries!

The quickest glimpse of this folk side to their flawless productivity is here.

And again!

Here we have Bosse Nordins Scottish.

And here?! A Valse from Lasse!

Are you starting to understand?

And, finally, there’s Five Sheep, Four Goats.

I’m home!!!! Home in a way I have never experienced before.

I’m certain there is a place like that for all of us.

I just don’t know the billions of possibilities that idea summons up!

If they, or any one of them reads this? Perhaps he wouldn’t mind hearing my own, various corners of the musical world here.

If anything interests you, contact me here: editor@enterstageright.com ESR

Michael Moriarty is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor who starred in the landmark television series Law and Order from 1990 to 1994. His recent film and TV credits include The Yellow Wallpaper, 12 Hours to Live, Santa Baby and Deadly Skies. Contact Michael at rainbowfamily2008@yahoo.com. He can be found on Twitter at https://twitter.com/@MGMoriarty.

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