Kronos Quartet String Quartet No. 3

Mojca Erdmann & Kuss Quartet - Brahms: String Quartet No. 3, Lieder & Schoenberg String Quartet No. 2 (2016)

Mojca Erdmann & Kuss Quartet - Brahms: String Quartet No. 3, Lieder & Schoenberg String Quartet No. 2 (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:13:03 | 168 MB
Label: Onyx Classics

The Kuss Quartet s fourth ONYX album is a programme of Brahms and Schoenberg on which they are joined by the German soprano, Mojca Erdmann, in three Brahms Lieder and in the 2nd of Schoenberg s four string quartets. After composing his First Chamber Symphony Op.9 in 1907, Schoenberg wrote 'Now I have established my style I know now how I have to compose'. However his next work showed a great deviation in style and tonality is tenuous in the extreme.
American String Quartets, 1950-1970: The Music of Cage, Crumb, Hiller, Druckman, Feldman & Others (1995)

American String Quartets, 1950-1970: The Music of Cage, Crumb, Hiller, Druckman, Feldman & Others (1995)
Classical | EAC (APE & CUE) | 569 MB
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Covering the most fertile decades of the avant-garde movement in the United States, American String Quartets, 1950-1970 is a comprehensive survey of the most influential works in this concentrated genre. Broadly divided, these quartets represent either the full-flowering of post-Webern serialism or the more esoteric, philosophical conceptions of the group associated with John Cage. Several rely on tone rows and serial methods, notably the intensely organized quartets of Stefan Wolpe, Jacob Druckman, and Lejaren Hiller's controlled experiment with quarter tones. The works of Cage, Earle Brown, Christian Wolff, and Morton Feldman are more freely derived, and their ideas range from the extreme pointillism of Wolff's "Summer" to the proto-ambience of Feldman's "Structures." Somewhat outside the serial/intuitive dichotomy are Leon Kirchner's "String Quartet No. 3" and George Crumb's "Black Angels." Both are augmented with electronic sounds or additional instruments, and the coloristic possibilities of the quartet are expanded in these innovative pieces. The Concord String Quartet made its debut with this recording, and it is wholly persuasive. Although its reading of "Black Angels" was arguably surpassed by the Kronos Quartet, the rest of the performances may be considered definitive.
Górecki – String Quartet No. 3 – Kronos Quartet (2007)

Górecki – String Quartet No. 3 …songs are sung – Kronos Quartet (2007)
Classical | 50'18 | 178 MB | FLAC+CUE | Front JPG
Leo Ornstein 1893 - 2002 Piano Quintet & String Quartet No 3

Leo Ornstein 1893 - 2002 Piano Quintet & String Quartet No 3
Classical | APE+CUE | Cd, Cover | 346 Mb

Alfred Schnittke - String Quartet No.3  

Posted by soloweb at Aug. 28, 2007
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Alfred Schnittke - String Quartet No.3 (1983)
Avantgarde | Universal Edition(?) | PDF | 3.8 MB

Alfred Garyevich Schnittke (Russian: Альфре́д Га́рриевич Шни́тке, November 24, 1934 Engels - August 3, 1998 Hamburg) was a Russian and Soviet composer.
Chilingirian Quartet - Edvard Grieg: String Quartets (1999) Reissue 2007

Chilingirian Quartet - Edvard Grieg: String Quartets (1999) Reissue 2007
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 315 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Helios/Hyperion | # CDH55299 | Time: 01:04:26

Franz Liszt, writing about Grieg's String Quartet No 1, declared: 'It is long time since I have encountered a new composition, especially a string quartet, which has intrigued me as greatly as this distinctive and admirable work by Grieg'. Grieg himself said that his quartet '… aims at breadth; to soar, and above all at a vigorous sound for the instruments for which it is written.' In 1891, Edvard Grieg started his second quartet, but sadly lacked inspiration and time to finish the last two movements. Levon Chilingirian of the Chilingirian Quartet has studied the original manuscripts of the first two movements (which have many clarifying instructions added by Julius Röntgen in preparation for their printing by C F Peters in 1908) and prepared the third and fourth movements especially for this recording. This is therefore a first recording of the completed String Quartet No 2.
Isasi Quartet - Andres Isasi: String Quartets No. 3 & No. 4 (2013)

Isasi Quartet - Andrés Isasi: Complete String Quartets, Vol. 2 (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 310 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.572464 | Time: 01:03:47

The second of three volumes devoted to Andrés Isasi’s complete string quartets is again performed by the composer’s foremost champions, the Isasi Quartet, who premièred all the works on this recording. String Quartet No 4 in D major reveals his vibrant and imaginative use of textures and his affiliations with the music of Dvořák. Though unfinished, the 1921 String Quartet No 3 in E minor fuses melodic richness and serenity. Each of the three smaller pieces shows contrast and warmth, not least the beautifully eloquent Prelude in A major.
Philip Glass - String Quartet No. 5; Suite from Dracula; String Sextet (2015)

Philip Glass - String Quartet No. 5; Suite from Dracula; String Sextet (2015)
Carducci String Quartet; Cian O'Duill, viola; Gemma Rosefield, cello

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 330 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Minimalism | Label: Naxos | # 8.559766 | Time: 01:05:09

Of Philip Glass' conventionally scored chamber works, his String Quartet No. 5 is probably the best-known, in part because the Kronos Quartet and the Smith Quartet have given it first-rate recordings, but also because its more traditional approach and neo-romantic feeling hold a special attraction for a broad audience. This five-movement work has Glass' characteristic patterns and pulses, at least as they developed from his hard-edged, amplified minimalism of the 1970s to softer acoustic textures over the course of the 1980s, though the music is much more melodically contoured and expressive. This 2015 release by the Carducci String Quartet adds another title to the work's growing discography, and it is a wonderful performance by musicians who have a strong sympathy for Glass' idiom. It is programmed with the Suite from Dracula, a soundtrack Glass composed for the Tod Browning film, Dracula (1931), and Michael Riesman's arrangement of the Symphony No. 4, "Heroes," here presented as the String Sextet.
Pavel Haas Quartet - Schubert: String Quartet No 14 "Death and the Maiden," String Quintet (2013)

Pavel Haas Quartet - Schubert: String Quartet No 14 "Death and the Maiden," String Quintet (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 449 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 236 MB | 2 CDs | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Supraphon | Catalog Number: 4110

The highly anticipated new recording from the Gramophone Recording of the Year winners in 2011. Two years on from their award winning Dvorak album, the Pavel Haas Quartet turn their attention to Schubert’s two late masterpiece. The String Quartet in D minor has a sort of dark cipher encoded within. The title “Death and the Maiden” reflects the quotation from Schubert’s eponymous song in the second movement. The theme of death is also underlined by other quotations and the choice of the key of D minor, which according to the period definition is characterised by “heavy-hearted womanliness, spleen and foreboding”.
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 (Landmarks in Music Since 1950) (Landmarks in Music Since 1950)

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 (Landmarks in Music Since 1950) (Landmarks in Music Since 1950) by David Fanning
English | Aug. 30, 2004 | ISBN: 0754606996 | 185 Pages | PDF | 4.51 MB

When it was first performed in October 1960, Shostakovich's Eighth String Quartet was greeted with a standing ovation and given a full encore.