Musica Reale Devienne: Quartets

Reale Accademia Di Musica - Reale Accademia Di Musica (1972) [Remastered 2005]

Reale Accademia Di Musica - Reale Accademia Di Musica (1972) [Remastered 2005]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks & cue & log) | 294 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 119 MB | Scans | 40:12
Genre: Progressive rock / RPI | Country: Italy | Label: BMG | BVCM-37585

This album is just chock full of great piano, nice laid back vocals, organ, acoustic guitars, violins, mellotron, and solid bass and drums. The remastered mini that I have has decent sound (for 1972) and a nice gatefold with strange artwork. As with PFM the musicianship is very high, the arrangements are handled with great care and there is a nice balance between rock sections and more mellow, contemplative sections. I have read that the lyrics on both of their albums are quite good, though of course I have no way to confirm this personally. The music has a romantic and somewhat wistful sound throughout.
Lutosławski Quartet - Bacewicz: Complete String Quartets, Vol. 1 (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Lutosławski Quartet - Bacewicz: Complete String Quartets, Vol. 1 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 70:19 minutes | 1.17 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Musicologist Adrian Thomas considered Grazyna Bacewiczs string quartets unrivalled in 20th-century Polish music and one of the centurys most significant contributions to the genre. Her folk-music infused First Quartet dates from student days at the Paris Conservatoire, while exceptional polyphonic skill, intense emotion and playful, high spirits characterize the Third Quartet. Both the Sixth and Seventh Quartets unite tradition with a strikingly effective and highly personal exploration of progressive contemporary techniques. As Lutoslawski observed, in the rapidly changing artistic currents of the times, it was [Bacewiczs] music which helped create that atmosphere.
Musica Antiqua Latina - Corelli Bolognese - Trio Sonatas by Corelli and his Successors (2016)

Musica Antiqua Latina - Corelli Bolognese - Trio Sonatas by Corelli and his Successors
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 51:54 min | 269 MB
Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 28 | Rls.date: 2016

This album presents an overview of late 17th century instrumental music in Bologna, in both da chiesa and de camera styles, composed by contemporaries of Arcangelo Corelli. The evolution from Maurizio Cazzati's Ciaccona, provides an excellent example of the extensive mutual influence of the Bolognese masters.
Mandelring Quartet - Shostakovich: Complete String Quartets (2006-2009) (5 СD Set) REPOST

Mandelring Quartet - Shostakovich: Complete String Quartets (2006-2009) (5 СD Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 5 CD, 05:53:34 min | Covers included | 1,41 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Audite

The Mandelring Quartet plays with unflinching resolve, sympathetic expression, incisive attacks, and penetrating tone, which are all necessary in Shostakovich's sardonic and frequently bitter language.

Elvidio Surian, "Manuale di storia della musica", Vol. I - IV (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at March 20, 2017
Elvidio Surian, "Manuale di storia della musica", Vol. I - IV (repost)

Elvidio Surian, "Manuale di storia della musica", Vol. I - IV
Rugginenti | 2002-2006 | ISBN: See List Under Cut | Italian | PDF | 1266 pages | 75.7 MB

L’intento del presente Manuale è di indirizzare e guidare alla comprensione migliore delle tecniche e dei sistemi compositivi adottati dai compositori inquadrati nel contesto storico-sociale in cui le opere furono prodotte. …

The London Haydn Quartet - Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 9 (2007)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 16, 2017
The London Haydn Quartet - Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 9 (2007)

The London Haydn Quartet - Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 9 (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 02:13:03 | 652 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA67611

Though he had already produced works he called "diverimenti a Quattro" in his Opus 1 and 2, Haydn only really got serious about the string quartet genre 10 years later with his Opus 9, 17, and 20. The earlier works had been five movement, serenade-like pieces, but starting with Opus 9 the composer favored four-movement, sonata-form works that were lyric, dramatic, cogent, and entertaining and they became the model for all subsequent quartets.

VA - Michael G. Cunningham: An Arc of Quartets (2017)  Music

Posted by SuniR at March 14, 2017
VA - Michael G. Cunningham: An Arc of Quartets (2017)

VA - Michael G. Cunningham: An Arc of Quartets (2017)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 227 Mb (5% Rec.)
Classical | Label: Navona Records | 2017 | 01:32:22

As the title of this album suggests, AN ARC OF QUARTETS gives listeners unique access to a continuum of composer Michael G. Cunningham’s intricate and inviting string music. Five international string ensembles present the album’s seven compositions, including Sirius Quartet from New York; The Moravian Quartet from the Czech Republic; the Millennium Quartet from Florida; and The Pedroia Quartet and New England String Quartet, both from Massachusetts. These groups’ performances of Cunningham’s work present the hallmarks of his style of string writing, which is defined by a focus on rhythm, melody, and texture, as well as his gentle, yet often dissonant, harmonic language. Although these quartets contain a wide range of sounds and styles, Cunningham maintains a reliable attraction to tense, lyrical melodies, and energetic rhythms.
Musica Amphion, Pieter-Jan Belder - Arcangelo Corelli: The Complete Works (10CDs, 2004)

Musica Amphion, Pieter-Jan Belder - Arcangelo Corelli: The Complete Works (10CDs, 2004)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1.38 GB | Covers 5.31 Mb
Label: Brilliant Classics | Release Year: 2004

Tremendous new recordings of Baroque master Corelli's complete works, performed on period instruments. Corelli was a peer of and huge influence on Vivaldi, as well as the founder of modern violin technique; his work consists of six opus numbers comprising 72 works altogether. They are all written for string instruments only, mainly sonatas for orchestra or, in the case of Opus 6 , 12 concerti grossi that played a major role in establishing the form. Performed here by the Musica Amphion under the direction of harpsichordist/organist Pieter-Jan Belder.
Engegard Quartet - Edvard Grieg, Jean Sibelius, Olav Anton Thommessen: String Quartets (2015)

Engegård Quartet - Edvard Grieg, Jean Sibelius, Olav Anton Thommessen (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 327 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2101 | Time: 01:12:23

A string quartet was among the very first works that Edvard Grieg presented after completing his studies in 1861, but the Quartet in G minor, Op. 27, was the only such work to be published in his lifetime. In 1878, while composing it, Grieg wrote that ‘it aims at breadth, to soar, and, above all, at vigorous sound’, and the amplitude of the sound is indeed striking: the generous use of double-stops creates an almost orchestral effect, unusual for the genre. This caused some reviewers to criticize the quartet as being unidiomatic, while others, including Liszt, greeted it with enthusiasm. Some thirty years later, when Jean Sibelius composed his D minor quartet Op. 56, he too had previous experience of writing for the medium, but Op. 56 is the only quartet among his mature works. The often used 'nickname' Voces intimae is often taken to refer to the intimate interchange between the four voices in a quartet, but is probably a more specific allusion to a brief passage in the third movement: Sibelius wrote the remark into a score some time after the work had been published.
Il Demetrio & Gabriele Formenti - Paisiello: 6 Flute Quartets, Op. 23 (2017)

Il Demetrio & Gabriele Formenti - Paisiello: 6 Flute Quartets, Op. 23 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:50:31 | 116 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics | Release Year: 2017

It appears that the Paisiello Flute Quartets were written in the early 1800s, at a time when the good bourgeoisie was increasingly proud of playing music at home: it had to satisfy its demands and produce, produce , Produce, contemporary and accessible music. The composer, best known for his hundred operas written between 1766 and 1800, his fifty works for the Chapel of Napoleon and then that of the King of Naples - Napoleon's elder brother - left us dozens of pieces Chamber music, of which these quartets of pretty design, gallant, amiable, even the minor tone of one of them (and again, the second movement is in major) does not darken the Neapolitan sun that crosses them. Gabriele Formentini, disciple of Barthold Kuijken plays on a six-keyed flute, a copy of an instrument of 1763.