Musica Reale Devienne: Quartets

Artemis Quartet - Johannes Brahms: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 3 (2015)

Artemis Quartet - Johannes Brahms: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 3 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 292 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Erato | # 0825646126637 | Time: 01:08:22

GRAMOPHONE Magazine Editor's Choice - October 2015.The Artemis Quartet pairs Brahms’ intense first quartet with his lighter-spirited third quartet, both works that the Artemis’ cellist, Eckart Runge, describes as “remarkable and multi-faceted”. He says that “Brahms marries a Romantic spirit with the structure and forms of Classicism. There is an almost symphonic approach in the writing, but at the same time the quartets are imbued with a sense of warmth, immediacy, friendship and love that is interwoven with a more spiritual, timeless beauty”.
Lucy Crowe, Tim Mead, La Nuova Musica & David Bates - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; Bach: Cantatas, BWV 54 & 170 (2017)

Lucy Crowe, Tim Mead, La Nuova Musica & David Bates - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; Bach: Cantatas, BWV 54 & 170
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 64:04 min | 279 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 21 | Rls.date: 2017

Two of Bach s finest cantatas, both for solo alto, composed in Weimar (1714) and Leipzig (1726) respectively, are here coupled with the delicious agony of grief that is Pergolesi s 'Stabat mater', an acknowledged masterpiece by one of the 18th century s most influential composers.

Quatuor Danel - Shostakovich: The Complete String Quartets (2015)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 25, 2017
Quatuor Danel - Shostakovich: The Complete String Quartets (2015)

Quatuor Danel - Shostakovich: The Complete String Quartets (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 06:26:22 | 2,01 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Alpha | Catalog: Alpha 226

Well known for the intensity and profundity of its interpretations, the Quatuor Danel has made a name for itself on the international classical scene (winning such awards as the Diapason d’Or, Choc du Monde de la Musique, and CD of the Month in BBC Music Magazine) in the great cycles that form the basis of the quartet literature, from Haydn, Beethoven and Schubert to Weinberg. Since Russian composers occupy a key position in the Danels’ repertory, it was logical for them to champion the quartets of Shostakovich by recording them complete in 2005. Today Alpha Classics reissues this boxed set, which is among the reference recordings of the composer’s works.
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.

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.
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.
Quartetto Italiano - Debussy, Ravel: String Quartets (2000) (Repost)

Quartetto Italiano - Debussy, Ravel: String Quartets (2000)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 00:56:43 | 290 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 464 360-2

This venerable recording by the Italian Quartet from 1965 was, for many years, the standard reference copy of both works either individually or as a coupling. One of the considerable virtues of this group of players was that they could always be relied upon to play in tune and to play with musicianship. The competition was not so strong as it is today as many of the alternative groups simply could not deliver accuracy in tuning (or even worse, the notes). This was rarely commented upon in review magazines at the time, a source of complete bemusement for me, but as one who was expected to play in tune I found listening to string chamber music almost beyond bearing for much of the time - except for this group.
Rasumowsky Quartett - Fröhlich: Complete String Quartets (2016) 2CD

Rasumowsky Quartett - Fröhlich: Complete String Quartets (2016) 2CD
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 625 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 293 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans -> 35 Mb
Classical | Label: CPO, #:555 017-2 | 2016 | 02:04:59

The string quartets of Friedrich Theodor Fröhlich (1803-1836) form a unique contribution to Swiss early romanticism. He was the most promising young talent of Swiss romanticism, but when his musical activity failed to meet with recognition, he threw himself into the Aare on 16 October 1836. Fröhlich’s music is distinguished by refreshing and natural melodies, simplicity combined with compelling effects, and rich in emotional expression and unexpected harmonic modulations.
Psophos Quartet - Nicolas Bacri: String Quartets no. 3, 4, 5, 6 (2007)

Psophos Quartet - Nicolas Bacri: String Quartets no. 3, 4, 5, 6 (2007)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 307 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 165 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans -> 77 Mb
Classical | Label: AR RE-SE, 2007-1 | 2007 | 01:10:13

The 2007 release of Nicolas Bacri: String Quartets Nos. 3,4,5,6 finds Nicolas Bacri as one of the outstanding figures in contemporary French music, a composer who began his career in the 1980s as a serialist. While he hasn't exactly turned his coat inside out, Bacri is hardly a card-carrying member of the fraternity at this juncture – his music is clearly designed to elicit specific emotional responses and has a natural sense of flow and development, not to mention ample excitement and drama. There is never a sense anywhere in this music where the composer is saying, "Here are the elements the music is made out of, and there – is the result." Bacri's music is the sum total of contact with a wide range of influences and impulses, yet like Henri Dutilleux, his own voice is placed at the fore.–Uncle Dave Lewis