Kronos Quartet String Quartet No. 3

Pacifica Quartet - Shostakovich & Schnittke: The Soviet Experience Vol. 4 (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Pacifica Quartet - Shostakovich & Schnittke: The Soviet Experience Vol. 4 (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 104:13 minutes | 1.78 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This is the final installment in the Pacifica Quartet's highly anticipated, and already highly acclaimed four-volume CD survey of the complete Shostakovich string quartets: The Soviet Experience: String Quartets by Dmitri Shostakovich and his Contemporaries. The Soviet Experience Volume IV features Shostakovich's String Quartets Nos. 13-15 from the 1970s. These three quartets are paired with Schnittke's allusive homage, String Quartet No. 3, written in 1983. It's a work full of quotation including a 12-tone row transposed from a theme by Shostakovich, whose influence was felt throughout Schnittke's career. This superbly performed series of audiophile recordings, produced and engineered by multiple Grammy Award winner Judith Sherman, will appeal to everyone interested in great Russian music of the 20th century.
Béla Bartók - Alban Berg Quartett - String Quartets 1-6 (1986, reissue 2006, EMI # 0946 3 60947 2 4) [RE-UP]

Béla Bartók - Alban Berg Quartett - String Quartets 1-6
2xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 647 MB | Full Artwork: 62 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: EMI # 0946 3 60947 2 4 | Country/Year: Europe 2006, 1987
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century

“The Alban Berg bring all their usual sophistication and Viennese hothouse climate to works which are sometimes illuminated by them, and equally often obscured.” ~BBC Music Magazine
Béla Bartók - Alban Berg Quartett - String Quartets 1-6 (1987, reissue 2006)

Béla Bartók - Alban Berg Quartett - String Quartets 1-6
2xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 647 MB | Full Artwork: 62 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: EMI # 0946 3 60947 2 4 | Country/Year: Europe 2006, 1987
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century

“The Alban Berg bring all their usual sophistication and Viennese hothouse climate to works which are sometimes illuminated by them, and equally often obscured.” ~BBC Music Magazine
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)  Music

Posted by p.cedric at Jan. 6, 2008
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
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.

Afiara Quartet - Spin Cycle (2015)  Music

Posted by varrock at May 15, 2015
Afiara Quartet - Spin Cycle (2015)

Afiara Quartet - Spin Cycle (2015)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Tracks: 17 | 90:35 min | 207 Mb
Style: Contemporary Classical, Electronic | Label: Centrediscs

Spin Cycle is a three-stage, groundbreaking process curating a 360-degree conversation with four young Canadian composers, the Afiara Quartet and the renowned scratch DJ, Skratch Bastid. With classical music as a common denominator, the group explores the different types of music that influenced individual upbringings, be it pop, reggae, hip hop, world, or other musics. The works are repurposed and re-envisioned by DJ Skratch Bastid. Each composer, hearing what Skratch Bastid has done, “respond” by writing parts for the Afiara to play with (or against) the DJ’s remix.

Philip Glass & Michael Nyman - Works for Saxophone Quartet (2011)  Music

Posted by juanchito at Dec. 22, 2011
Philip Glass & Michael Nyman - Works for Saxophone Quartet (2011)

Philip Glass & Michael Nyman - Works for Saxophone Quartet (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | 54:25 | 193.2 MB | HQ Covers Scan
Genre: Classical/Minimalism | Label: Genuin classics

Erhard Grosskopf - String Quartets Nos. 1–3 (2007)  Music

Posted by basa005 at March 2, 2010
Erhard Grosskopf - String Quartets Nos. 1–3 (2007)

Erhard Grosskopf - String Quartets Nos. 1–3 (2007)
EAC RIP | APE + CUE + LOG | COVER+BOOK | RAR FILES (3% recovery)| 296 Mb
Classical | NEOS 10706
Luca Francesconi - Chamber Works - Arditti Quartet Edition Vol.29 (1995)

Luca Francesconi - Chamber Works - Arditti Quartet Edition Vol.29 (1995)
EAC RIP | APE + CUE + LOG | COVER+BOOK | RAR FILES (3% recovery) | 284 Mb
Classical | Montaigne MO 782032