Devienne: Quartets

ARC Ensemble - Jerzy Fitelberg: String Quartets, Serenade, Sonatine, Nachtmusik (2015)

ARC Ensemble - Jerzy Fitelberg: String Quartets, Serenade, Sonatine, Nachtmusik (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 60:38 | 273 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 10877

The ARC Ensemble (Artists of the Royal Conservatory, Toronto) presents a handful of world premiere recordings on this 2016 release in Chandos' Music in Exile series, focusing on the neglected music of Polish-American composer Jerzy Fitelberg. Once praised by Aaron Copland and Arthur Rubinstein for his cosmopolitan music, and honored with prestigious awards from the Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation and the Koussevitsky Foundation, Fitelberg was all but forgotten after his death in 1951, due in part because his musical and cultural milieu had been left behind in Europe.
Rasumowsky Quartett - Fröhlich: Complete String Quartets (2016) 2CD

Rasumowsky Quartett - Fröhlich: Complete String Quartets (2016) 2CD
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 625 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 293 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans -> 35 Mb
Classical | Label: CPO, #:555 017-2 | 2016 | 02:04:59

The string quartets of Friedrich Theodor Fröhlich (1803-1836) form a unique contribution to Swiss early romanticism. He was the most promising young talent of Swiss romanticism, but when his musical activity failed to meet with recognition, he threw himself into the Aare on 16 October 1836. Fröhlich’s music is distinguished by refreshing and natural melodies, simplicity combined with compelling effects, and rich in emotional expression and unexpected harmonic modulations.
Shostakovich - The Shostakovich Quartet - Complete String Quartets (2010) (Box Set 5CD)

Shostakovich - The Shostakovich Quartet - Complete String Quartets (2010) (Box Set 5CD)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers | 1793 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 899 mb
Classical, Chamber Music | Label: Alto - ALC 5002

The staying power of the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich’s string quartets rivals that of his symphonies. His quartets are deeply personal works – intensely autobiographical, confessional, intimate, intensely emotional – and among the most insightful works in the quartet repertoire.
Patrick Gallois & Svenska Kammarorkestern - Devienne: Flute Concertos, Vol. 2 (2017)

Patrick Gallois & Svenska Kammarorkestern - Devienne: Flute Concertos, Vol. 2
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 66:46 min | 288 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2017

French composer François Devienne enjoyed great esteem with his successful operas in the Revolutionary years of 1792-97, but it was as a composer for wind instruments that he has won his place in musical history. The four Flute Concertos in volume 2 of the complete set show a combination of melodic elegance and graceful virtuosity that characterises much of his work. Especially notable in this respect is No. 6 in D major, a compositional tour de force, rich in thematic material and panache, and one of the finest wind concertos of its epoch.[
Patrick Gallois & Svenska Kammarorkestern - Devienne: Flute Concertos, Vol. 2 (2017)

Patrick Gallois & Svenska Kammarorkestern - Devienne: Flute Concertos, Vol. 2 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:06:53 | 153 MB
Label: Naxos | Release Year: 2017

One of the most prominent solo flutists in the post-Rampal era, Patrick Gallois studied with Jean-Pierre Rampal and Maxence Larrieu at the Paris Conservatory, where at age 19 he won first prize. He immediately became principal flutist in the orchestra of Lille, the major city nearest his hometown, and in 1977 he moved to the principal position in the French National Orchestra, where he remained until 1984. After that, he pursued an increasingly successful career as a soloist, although he also founded his own chamber orchestra, the Académe de Paris, in 1990, and since then has served as a guest conductor with orchestras around Europe.
Utrecht String Quartet - Alexander Grechaninov: String Quartets Op. 75 & 124 (2006)

Utrecht String Quartet - Alexander Grechaninov: String Quartets Op. 75 & 124 (2006)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 339 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 182 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG Scene | # MDG 603 1388-2 | Time: 01:08:38

Grechaninov was born in Moscow a year before Sibelius and also died in New York a year before Sibelius. He was taught by Rimsky-Korsakov. His music did not migrate far from his roots and continued to write in that style well after the 1917 revolution had led to exile first in France and then in the USA. A prolific composer in all the usual genres, his reputation seems to rest mainly on choral music and to be rather tainted by suggestions of lack of originality. Certainly, by comparison with his near contemporary Sibelius, his style did not develop much, meaning it is rather hard to believe the fourth quartet was written as late as 1929. But, listening to this disc, I sometimes found the music hard to place and was not continually reminded of other composers, surely one sign of an original voice. There are four Grechaninov string quartets and this offering completes the Utrecht Quartet’s cycle. The previous disc was well-received by Michael Cookson three years ago (see review). Both works are in four movements with the slow movement placed second. They are fairly conventional but well-crafted and pleasant listening.
Schoenberg, Berg, Webern, Zemlinsky  - Complete String Quartets (2013) (LaSalle Quartet) (6CD Box set)  {Deutsche Grammophon}

Schoenberg, Berg, Webern, Zemlinsky - Complete String Quartets (2013) (LaSalle Quartet) (6CD Box set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 1720 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 902 mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon / B00E5YNBSU

These first complete recordings of the string quartets of Schoenberg, Berg, Webern and Zemlinsky have won numerous international awards and been hailed as landmarks in the discography of 20th-century music. Impeccable ensemble, superbly blended timbre and pure intonation ….This set [Schoenberg, Berg, Webern] is indeed a wonderful achievement (MusicWeb International). Febrile intensity and faultless proportioning of each formal structure [Zemlinsky] (Guardian).

ISOS Quartet - Max Bruch: String Quartets No. 1 & 2 (1997)  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 12, 2017
ISOS Quartet - Max Bruch: String Quartets No. 1 & 2 (1997)

ISOS Quartet - Max Bruch: String Quartets No. 1 & 2 (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 278 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: KOCH/Schwann | # 3-6486-2 H1 | Time: 00:52:48

From an early age Max Bruch had enjoyed the ideal conditions for becoming a composer: his family had considerable cultural awareness and gave him all the support he needed. He had already composed not only a (lost) symphony but a significant proportion of his chamber music while still a student. The two youthful String Quartets Op.9 in C minor and Op.10 in E major show a Romantic exuberance poured into classic and classical moulds. The members of the ISOS Quartet — Isabelle van Keulen, Katharine Gowers, Vladimir Mendelssohn and Imke Frank — know each other from several important summer festivals as Lockenhaus and Kuhmo. As their CD debut, they recorded both string quartets by Max Bruch exclusively for Koch International Schwann.
Cuarteto Casals - Live in Barcelona - Franz Schubert: String Quartets # 1 (2016) [Blu-ray & DVD9]

Cuarteto Casals - Live in Barcelona - Franz Schubert: String Quartets # 1 (2016)
Blu-ray: MPEG-4 AVC 21253 kbps, 1920*1080i, 25 fps, 16:9, High Profile 4.1
LPCM 5.1, 96 kHz, 13824 kbps, 24-bit / LPCM 2.0, 96 kHz, 4608 kbps, 24-bit
DVD9: MPEG 2, 720x576 (16:9), 25.000 fps | PCM 96.0 KHz, 2 ch, 4 608 Kbps
Classical | Neu Records | 01:13:37 | ~ 22.80 or 5.21 Gb

Schubert's 'Death and the Maiden' Quartet is now available on Blu-Ray, DVD and HD video to download. The concert includes the early quartets in D Major D74 and B-flat Major D68 as well as the monumental 'Death and the Maiden' D810, and it's the first release of the Cuarteto Casals' five disc set of live performances of the complete quartets of Franz Schubert…
Haydn - String Quartets, Op.71 No.3, Op.74, Op.76, Op.77, Op.103 (The Aeolian String Quartet) (2009)

Haydn - String Quartets, Op.71 No.3, Op.74, Op.76, Op.77, Op.103 (The Aeolian String Quartet)
Classical | DECCA 478 1267 | 2009 | TT: 70:59+76:08+72:50+75:00 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 1.34 Cb

The Aeolian Quartet's epic cycle, originally released in the Seventies, was one of the gramophone's major contributions to Haydn's cause. Listening to the performances anew I find they have lost none of their freshness: they were based on the latest research, and the playing itself is always intelligent and thoughtful, with Emanuel Hurwitz's sweet-toned violin-playing a great asset throughout. (Misha Donat)