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.
Lucy Crowe, Tim Mead, La Nuova Musica & David Bates - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater - Bach: Cantatas, BWV 54 & 170 (2017) [24/96]

Lucy Crowe, Tim Mead, La Nuova Musica & David Bates - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater - Bach: Cantatas, BWV 54 & 170 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 64:09 minutes | 1.09 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Handel wrote little for his native tongue, but what he did demonstrates a particular level of contemplative piety while still employing the familiar techniques of Italian opera. Praise for the beauty of nature and eternal life are the subjects of the sacred poems by his contemporary Barthold Heinrich Brockes which Handel set to music in his 'Nine German Arias'. Each aria celebrates an aspect of nature, from the beauty of a flaming rose to the sweetness of silence, with extraordinary tenderness and sincerity.
Sir Michael Tippett - Sonatas, Quartets, Double Concerto, Triple Concerto, Symphonies, etc (2005) 6CD Box Set [Repost]

Sir Michael Tippett: Piano Sonatas 1-3; String Quartets 1-3, Fantasia Concertante
Double Concerto, Concerto for Orchestra; Triple Concerto; 4 Symphonies, Ritual Dances
Paul Crossley, piano; György Pauk, violin; Nobuko Imai, viola; Ralph Kirshbaum, cello
Lindsay String Quartet; Philip Jones Brass Ensemble; Barry Tuckwell Horn Quartet
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, conducted by Sir John Pritchard
Academy of St Martin in the Fileds, conducted by Sir Neville Marriner
London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Colin Davis
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Georg Solti

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.92 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.03 Gb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 475 6750 DC6 | Time: 07:36:50

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Anyone who loves twentieth century music, who loves English music, or who just plain loves music will love this collection of the music of Michael Tippett. Culled from previously issued but long out-of-print Philips, London, Argo, and l'Oiseau-Lyre LPs, most of these recordings were world premieres made in close consultation with the composer and in the hands of conductors Colin Davis, Georg Solti, Neville Marriner, pianist Paul Crossley, and the Lindsay String Quartet, they receive what can fairly be described as definitive performances. From the ecstatic lyricism of the Suite for Double String Orchestra of 1939 through the luminous vitality of the First Symphony of 1945, the radiant sensuality of the Ritual Dances of 1955, the blues-based modernism of the Third Symphony of 1972, to the glistening transcendentalism of the Fourth Symphony of 1977, Tippett's unique fusion of line, drive, color, and form is performed throughout with passionate dedication and absolute faith in the music's greatness.
Lutoslawski Quartet - Markowicz, Kwiecinski & Mykietyn: String Quartets (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Lutoslawski Quartet - Markowicz, Kwiecinski & Mykietyn: String Quartets (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 38:35 minutes | 851 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The idea of an album featuring works written specially to the Lutoslawski Quartet is strictly connected with the celebrations of the European Capital of Culture Wroclaw 2016. The release includes a CD album and a DVD.
Pratum Integrum Orchestra - Joseph Wölfl: The String Quartets (2008)

Pratum Integrum Orchestra - Joseph Wölfl: The String Quartets (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 325 mb | Scans ->84 mb
MP3 320 kbps | 01:10:12 min | 161 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Caro Mitis

Joseph Wölfl, once a popular composer and pianist, hailed from Salzburg. When Wölfl was born in 1773 his brilliant countryman Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was employed by the archbishop of Salzburg…
Musica Fiata, La Capella Ducale, Roland Wilson - Johann Joseph Fux: Kaiserrequiem (2012)

Musica Fiata, La Capella Ducale, Roland Wilson - Johann Joseph Fux: Kaiserrequiem (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 72:33 | 335 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: 88697959972

Das Alte-Musik-Ensemble Musica Fiata mit dem Vokal-Ensemble La Capella Ducale unter der Leitung von Roland Wilson ist bekannt für die historische Genauigkeit seiner Interpretationen. Für viele seiner herausragenden CDs mit unbekanntem Repertoire hat das Ensemble Preise gewonnen und ein hohes internationales Ansehen erlangt.
Auch das Kaiserrequiem von Johann Joseph Fux ist eine Entdeckung und bisher nie in einer solchen Qualität eingespielt worden.
Fine Arts Quartet - Four American Quartets: Philip Glass, Bernard Herrmann, George Antheil, Ralph Evans (2008)

Fine Arts Quartet - Four American Quartets (2008)
Philip Glass - Bernard Herrmann - George Antheil - Ralph Evans

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 298 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Chamber | Label: Naxos | # 8.559354 | Time: 01:02:25

This recording gathers four string quartets by American composers who are widely divergent in style and manner, and who have made a distinctive and personal contribution to this endlessly re-inventive format. Ralph Evans is more familiar as a performer than composer. Finally completed in 1995, his First String Quartet is written in a non-derivative style, with tuneful melodies, lively counterpoint and piquant harmonies. Philip Glass has completed five mature quartets, his Second Quartet deriving from a theatrical presentation of Samuel Beckett’s prose poem Company. The self-styled ‘bad boy of American music’, George Antheil wrote three string quartets, the third of which is permeated by a folk-music ambience. Best remembered for his film scores, Bernard Herrmann had not released a concert work for 25 years when he wrote Echoes. Its title applies to the thematic connections unobtrusively linking the ten sections of this one-movement piece.
The John Klemmer Quartets- Involvement (1967) {Cadet-Verve B0000264-02 rel 2003}

The John Klemmer Quartets- Involvement (1967) {Cadet-Verve B0000264-02 rel 2003}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 254 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 94 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 14 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1967, 2003 Cadet Records / Verve | B0000264-02
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Saxophone

Verve have gone through their Cadet archives to reissue Involvement, which may surprise both Klemmer's fans and sceptics. He plays in an attractively steely and forceful style, much more a characteristic Chicago sound, and a ferocious improvisation on "How Deep Is The Ocean" is a real head-turner, stoked by Campbell's vigorous rhythms. The music has a somewhat stonefaced quality to it, though it's a lot more involving than Klemmer's later work, as conventional as the basic setting is. For some reason the CD has been mastered back to front, with the tracks from side two of the LP preceding the original side one.
Elias String Quartet - Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets, Vol.1 (2015)

Elias String Quartet - Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets, Vol.1 (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:53:33 | 533 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Wigmore Hall Live | Catalog: WHL0073/2

At the heart of Beethoven s life s statement as a composer lies the cycle of sixteen string quartets, which, to this day, has retained a special status and reverence. Since 2012, the Elias String Quartet has been immersed in its Beethoven Project, performing all Beethoven s string quartets at venues throughout the UK. In this live recording, the ensemble captures both the intimacy and grandeur of the works.
Carpe Diem String Quartet & James Buswell - Taneyev: Complete String Quartets, Vol. 5 (2016)

Carpe Diem String Quartet & James Buswell - Taneyev: Complete String Quartets, Vol. 5
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 76:42 min | 350 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2016

This is the fifth and final volume of Carpe Diem's highly acclaimed cycle of Taneyev's nine complete string quartets which are notable not only for the composer's famed meticulous craftmanship but for their attractive lyrical sweep. Infused with the spirit of Haydn and Mozart, the harmonically adventurous Eighth Quartet includes a beautiful and romantic Adagio. The Second String Quintet is a monumental work in every sense, standing firmly alongside the later quartets.