Rudersdal Chamber Players

Rudersdal Chamber Players

Important chamber music works by Poul Ruders

Important chamber music works by Poul Ruders played by Rudersdal Chamber Players
With his characteristic wit and quirkiness, Grammy-nominated Danish composer Poul Ruders has summed up his mission as a composer as being “To entertain, to enrich, and to disturb, not necessarily in that order.” Born in Ringsted, Denmark in 1949, Ruders achieved international fame with his opera The Handmaid‘s Tale (1996-98), a work whose aching tenderness, grotesque irony, despair and timeliness has established a permanent place in the repertoire. Ruders’ own intuitive development as a composer has enabled him to create works which manage to be strikingly modern, yet avoiding any the clichés of European modernism, but above all, imbued with the power to speak to the emotions of an audience. The current program features works spanning 30 years, beginning with the elliptical Throne (1989) for clarinet and piano and two major chamber works, the Clarinet Quintet and Piano Quartet, dating from 2014 and 2016 respectively.
The Rudersdal Chamber Players, founded in 2017 by violinist Christine Pryn, are the ideal interpreters for Ruders stylistically fluid scores, finding the classical “roots” in works like the Clarinet Quintet (beautifully performed by Jonas Frølund, one of the most talented clarinet players of his generation in the world today) as well as the surprising intimacy of the Piano Quartet.
Live video of Piano Quartet from opening concert of Sound Ways Festival in Skt. Petersborg:
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Rudersdal Chamber Players

November 10, 2022


Richard Whitehouse

Rudersdal Chamber Players

November 1, 2022

BBC Music Magazine - Performance: 5 stars - Recording: 5 Stars

Steph Power

Rudersdal Chamber Players

October 10, 2022

Interview with composer POUL RUDÈRS in Fanfare

Robert Carl

Rudersdal Chamber Players

October 7, 2022

Klassik Heute 9/10/9

Thomas Baack

Rudersdal Chamber Players

September 28, 2022

New Great 5 stars review in US Magazine Fanfare

Huntley Dent

Rudersdal Chamber Players

September 22, 2022

Great 5 stars review in Fanfare (US)

Colin Clarke

Rudersdal Chamber Players

September 5, 2022


Norbert Tischer,

Rudersdal Chamber Players

September 1, 2022

5 stars review in leading Danish Newspaper Politiken

Thomas Michelsen

Rudersdal Chamber Players

Interview in Fanfare with composer Poul Ruders