Jeremy Beck String Quartets

Jeremy Beck - String Quartets Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5  

Posted by tapaz9 at Sept. 26, 2013
Jeremy Beck - String Quartets Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5

Jeremy Beck - String Quartets Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 362 Mb
Date: 2013

Through his quartets, composer Jeremy Beck provides an intriguing and inviting window into his own direct and communicative sound world. Composed over nearly 25 years, four of Beck’s five quartets are brilliantly performed here by diverse ensembles from Los Angeles, St. Petersburg, Russia, and Louisville, Kentucky. These exciting compositions reveal key facets of Beck’s engaging approach to tonality, rhythm and form…….
Haydn - String Quartets, Op.33, Op.42, Op.50 No.1 (The Aeolian String Quartet) (2009)

Haydn - String Quartets, Op.33, Op.42, Op.50 No.1 (The Aeolian String Quartet)
Classical | DECCA 478 1267 | 2009 | TT: 72:50+73:00 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 700 Mb

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)
Haydn - 6 String Quartets, Op. 20 (The Aeolian String Quartet) (2009)

Haydn - 6 String Quartets, Op. 20 (The Aeolian String Quartet)
Classical | DECCA 478 1267 | 2009 | TT: 66:42+63:00 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 617 MB

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)
Johannes Brahms - Alban Berg Quartett - String Quartets & Piano Quintet (2016) {2CD Warner Classics}

Johannes Brahms - Alban Berg Quartett - String Quartets & Piano Quintet (2016) {2CD Warner Classics}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 642 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 340 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 87 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Warner Classics / Parlophone | 2564677147
Classical / Romantic / Chamber Music

All three of Brahms’ string quartets appear in this 2-CD set, along with his piano quintet, recorded live at the Vienna Konzerthaus, where Elisabeth Leonskaja joined the members of the Alban Berg Quartett. The ensemble’s name honours the continuity and vigour of Vienna’s long musical tradition, which reached one of its Romantic highpoints with these chamber masterworks, composed in the 1860s and 1870s.
Doric String Quartet, Allison Bell - Brett Dean: Epitaphs; String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 (2015)

Brett Dean - Epitaphs; String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 (2015)
Doric String Quartet; Allison Bell, soprano; Brett Dean, viola

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 246 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Contemporary | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10873 | Time: 01:01:50

Brett Dean is not shy about revealing what his music is ‘about’. Whether inspired by certain individuals (as in Epitaphs), or by an ecological or human disaster (as in his String Quartet No. 1, on the now all too topical plight of refugees), Dean’s works are usually – perhaps invariably – driven by extra-musical narratives. Rather than tease out any innate structural puzzles or tensions, his music typically falls into short little dramatic narratives – no movement on this disc lasts as long as eight minutes, many of them rather less than five. The most obviously successful work here is Quartet No. 2, ‘And once I played Ophelia’, effectively a dramatic scena. Its soprano soloist is no mere extra voice (as in Schoenberg’s Second Quartet) but the leading protagonist. Allison Bell’s genuinely affecting performance is backed by the Doric Quartet’s expressionist scampering and sustained harmonies, the strings occasionally coming to the fore in the manner of a Schumann-style song postlude.
Haydn - 6 String Quartets, Op. 17 (The Aeolian String Quartet) (2009)

Haydn - 6 String Quartets, Op. 17 (The Aeolian String Quartet)
Classical | DECCA 478 1267 | 2009 | TT: 72:09+61:00 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 668 MB

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)
Haydn - 6 String Quartets, Op. 9 (The Aeolian String Quartet) (2009)

Haydn - 6 String Quartets, Op. 9 (The Aeolian String Quartet)
Classical | DECCA 478 1267 | 2009 | TT: 60:58+60:21 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 585 MB

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)

Melos Quartet - Brahms & Schumann: The String Quartets (1988)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Nov. 8, 2016
Melos Quartet - Brahms & Schumann: The String Quartets (1988)

Melos Quartet - Brahms & Schumann: The String Quartets (1988)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Digital Booklet | 02:57:23 | 438 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Apart from the Takacs Quartet, whose spirited, youthful account for Hungaroton/Conifer (4/88) of Schumann's three quartets was marred by inferior recorded sound, no single group has as yet given us either a complete Schumann or Brahms quartet cycle on CD—and certainly not a composite set of all six works. So all gratitude to the Melos Quartet for filling the gap. Their playing is immediately enjoyable for its warmth, its rhythmic impulse and its very positive directness. To try and place it in sharper perspective I've nevertheless taken the liberty of comparing the two discs with my cherished old LP set of the same works from the Quartetto Italiano (Philips—nla). For even though this has recently been deleted, I wouldn't be at all surprised to find it back in the shops, digitally remastered, before too long.
Doric String Quartet & Allison Bell - Brett Dean: Epitaphs, String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 (2015)

Doric String Quartet & Allison Bell - Brett Dean: Epitaphs, String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 61:43 min | 0.97 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Chandos Records (CHAN 10873) | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2015

Australian composer and violist Brett Dean has won many prizes for his orchestral and chamber compositions, including the most renowned of them in 2009, the Grawemeyer Award. Today his works are performed all over the world and highly praised for their aplomb and power of expression as well as their ready accessibility to listeners.
Alban Berg Quartett - Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartets Nos.14 & 15 (1997)

Alban Berg Quartett - Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartets Nos.14 & 15 (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | HQ Full Scan | 01:19:11 | 379 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics