Asasello Quartet

Asasello Quartett - Schonberg: Insights (2016)  Music

Posted by tomashass at July 11, 2016
Asasello Quartett - Schonberg: Insights (2016)

Asasello Quartett - Schonberg: Insights (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 02:23:13 | 328 MB
Genre: Classical, Chamber Music | Label: Genuin

Jewish Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg is associated with the expressionist movement, and is touted as the leader of the Second Viennese School. This new release features Schoenbergs works for string quartet. Even inside this single genre, these works are extraordinarily diverse. The Asasello Quartet has released two previous albums, both of which have been well-reviewed. They are known for their unconventional concerts, and are now making a name for themselves by winning international competitions.
L'Archibudelli - Anton Bruckner: String Quintet & Quartet, Intermezzo, Rondo (1994)

L'Archibudelli - Anton Bruckner: String Quintet & Quartet, Intermezzo, Rondo (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 339 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical Vivarte Series | # SK 66251 | 01:15:38

Bruckner's early string quartet is more a composition exercise than a full-fledged work of art, but the quintet is something else entirely: a chamber music masterpiece to rank with the great symphonies in expressive intensity and sheer musical grandeur. Indeed, there are a few places where Bruckner seems to demand an almost orchestral volume of tone, and the slow movement has been successful performed (and recorded) by a full string orchestra. The Intermezzo is none other than an alternative scherzo for the quintet, composed because the original players at the premier found Bruckner's first thoughts too difficult. Well, the members of L'Archibudelli certainly don't find the music too difficult–you won't find better performances anywhere.

Emerson String Quartet - The Haydn Project (2001) (Repost)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Aug. 16, 2017
Emerson String Quartet - The Haydn Project (2001) (Repost)

Emerson String Quartet - The Haydn Project (2001)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:00:52 | 861 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 0289 471 3272

“You have the sense when listening to Haydn that you’re in very good company; though he’s a great genius, he somehow seems like one of us”. The words of Philip Setzer. Beautifully recorded, exceptionally well played, the Emerson’s traversal of seven quartets of Haydn offers a wonderful musical journey – 1772 to 1799 in terms of chronology; in terms of musical values and growth, well, Haydn’s inventiveness and imagination are simply remarkable.
Colin Steele Quartet - Diving For Pearls (2017) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Colin Steele Quartet - Diving For Pearls: Jazz Interpretations Of The Pearlfishers Songbook (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 47:36 minutes | 1011 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This project – a tribute to an obscure Glaswegian indie band by an equally obscure Edinburgh jazz musician – is an oddly satisfying exercise in wilful Caledonian obscurity. The Pearlfishers, led by David Scott of the BMX Bandits, have been recording dreamy, elegant, adult-oriented pop since the early 90s, pitched somewhere between Brian Wilson, Steely Dan and Prefab Sprout. Colin Steele, the self-taught trumpeter behind his own Scottish-accented modern jazz quintet and jazz-folk outfit Stramash, here dismantles 10 of Scott’s cleverly written songs and reassembles them as glistening modern jazz, his Harmon-muted trumpet turning the melodies into a pleasantly chromatic blur. It would be fascinating to hear Steele apply this approach to the music of other indie bands, Scottish or otherwise.

Meta4 Quartet - Jaakko Kuusisto: Glow (2016)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Aug. 14, 2017
Meta4 Quartet - Jaakko Kuusisto: Glow (2016)

Meta4 Quartet - Jaakko Kuusisto: Glow (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 54:18 | 234 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS-SACD-2192

Jaakko Kuusisto is one of Finlands most versatile musicians, a quality demonstrated by his rich discography on BIS in which he appears as violinist (in chamber music, as soloist and as concertmaster), conductor, arranger and composer. In the latter capacity, he made his mark on disc in 2013, with the release of his violin concerto (on BIS-2020) a work which received great acclaim in international media, including American Record Guide.

Takacs String Quartet - Haydn: 6 String Quartets, op.76 (2004)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Aug. 12, 2017
Takacs String Quartet - Haydn: 6 String Quartets, op.76 (2004)

Takacs String Quartet - Haydn: 6 String Quartets, op.76 (2004)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:17:18 | 666 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 475 6213

The Takács Quartet began their exclusive association with Decca in 1988 and the first release was the CD of Haydn String Quartets, op.76 nos.1-3; this was followed by the other three quartets that make up the set: op.76 nos. 4-6. This set of quartets was Haydn's last and was published in 1797 (his projected set of 6 quartets op.77 produced just two works and his op.103 remained a fragment). The second of these discs, containing nos.4-6 of op.76 was particularly warmly received by Gramophone in January 1990.

Takács Quartet - Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 74 (2011)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Aug. 11, 2017
Takács Quartet - Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 74 (2011)

Takács Quartet - Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 74 (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:43 | 304 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA67781

The Takács Quartet, Hungarian but now resident in the U.S., takes string quartet playing back to its basics here, and does so transcendently (paradoxical as that may sound). You may find the playing a bit neutral at first, with Haydn's more dancelike rhythms rendered straightforwardly, but keep listening: each movement is a carefully polished jewel, with each instrument making up a set of perfectly sharp facets.
Gene Harris Quartet - Live In London (2008/2017) [Official Digital Download]

Gene Harris Quartet - Live In London (2008/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 62:27 minutes | 692 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The sounds of legendary pianist Gene Harris and his British quartet are released for the very first time with Live in London. Drawn from recordings in the Harris archive that were made in 1966, these are true blues-soul-jazz gems which reveal Harris at his best in standards such as My Funny Valentine and Blue Monk.
Interestring Quartet - Interestring Quartet (2014/2017) [Official Digital Download]

Interestring Quartet - Interestring Quartet (2014/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 46:06 minutes | 351 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Interestring Quartet is formed by four string musicians specialized in a diverse range of music genres. The name of the band Interestring Quartet is a play on word of the term “Perfect Fourth” in Mandarin, which holds a special meaning in the study of Jazz Harmony and further breaks away from the concept of chord build with major or minor third, to explores the new boundaries of melodic and harmony composition.

Bela D Media Vocal Tools Quartet KONTAKT  Software

Posted by orientazure at Aug. 8, 2017
Bela D Media Vocal Tools Quartet KONTAKT

Bela D Media Vocal Tools Quartet KONTAKT | 195 Mb

Vocal Tools Quartet is special edition bundle of the four-part (S A T B) Vocal Tools solo voice series. The VTQ bundle is enhanced with Bela D Media’s newest GUI and a stream-lined V script.