Musica Reale Devienne: Quartets

Barry Phillips/Linda Buirham-Hall/Lux Musica Ensemble - UTSAV! Celebrating Ravi Shankar: Raga & Raj (2013) **[RE-UP]**

Barry Phillips/Linda Buirham-Hall/Lux Musica Ensemble - UTSAV! Celebrating Ravi Shankar: Raga & Raj (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 376 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 153 mb
Genre: Indian classical

UTSAV! Celebrating Ravi Shankar: Raga & Raj is a 2013 album by Barry Phillips, Linda Buirham-Hall and the Lux Musica Ensemble. Released on Shankar's own East Meets West label, it focuses on ragas that either Shankar wrote or arranged and made his own.
Pavel Haas Quartet - Leos Janacek, Pavel Haas: String Quartets (2006)

Pavel Haas Quartet - Leos Janacek, Pavel Haas: String Quartets (2006)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 57:33 | 291 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Supraphon | Catalog: SU 3877-2

This premiere recording by the Pavel Haas Quartet has quite a bit going for it. For starters, the programming is intelligent – something that's always appreciated. Here are two string quartets written by teacher (Janácek) and student (Haas); in fact, both works were given their premiere by the same ensemble (the Moravian Quartet). The liner notes do a nice job of pointing out these and other connections as well as describing the programmatic content of the two works. The ensemble is filled with youthful energy and passion, which is reflected in the music.
Pavel Haas Quartet - Antonín Dvořák: String Quartets Op.106 & Op.96 'American' (2010) (Repost)

Pavel Haas Quartet - Antonín Dvořák: String Quartets Op.106 & Op.96 'American' (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) - 317 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 168 MB | Covers Included | 63:14
Genre: Classical | Label: Supraphon | Catalog: SU 4038-2

Second in popularity only to the Ninth Symphony "From the New World," Dvorák's Twelfth String Quartet – which was dubbed the "American" Quartet by the public and media rather than the composer himself – is a work nearly synonymous with the composer's tenure in the United States. These were not the only two works inspired by his cross-sea voyage, however. The Thirteenth String Quartet in G major, Op. 106, though not imbued with the same folkloric characteristics, also came about following the composer's return from the States. The popularity of the "American" Quartet has resulted in a work that is arguably overplayed, making it difficult for new ensembles to find anything new or unique to say about it.
Jerusalem Quartet - Bela Bartok: String Quartets Nos. 2, 4 & 6 (2016)

Jerusalem Quartet - Béla Bartók: String Quartets Nos. 2, 4 & 6 (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 351 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC902235 | Time: 01:18:50

The string quartets of Béla Bartók punctuate the evolution of his style and the turning points of his existence. From the Second Quartet (1915-17) reflecting the period of World War One and his troubled personal life, through the Fourth whose exploration of rhythm, tonality and timbre produces magnificent and unprecedented sonorities in its ‘night music’, to the unbearable anguish of the Sixth (1939), as his dream of fraternity was shattered against the rise of nationalism and fascism, the Jerusa lem Quartet’s programme brings us the essence of Bartók's genius. Expect reviews in Classical music press for these hm artists with an extensive, acclaimed back catalogue for the label.
Christian Tetzlaff, Florian Donderer, Hartmut Rohde & Maximilian Hornung - Verdi & Dvořák: String Quartets (2016)

Christian Tetzlaff, Florian Donderer, Hartmut Rohde & Maximilian Hornung - Verdi & Dvořák: String Quartets (2016)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 280 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 141 Mb (5% Rec.) | Covers + d.booklet included
Classical | Label: Avi-music, #:8553358 | 2016 | 0:57:00

Once again in 2015, the Spannungen Festival presented two works that reveal the great breadth of European musical culture in the 1870s. Today we have the privilege of counting these masterpieces among the crown jewels of the period.

Silesian Quartet - Bacewicz: Complete String Quartets (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at April 6, 2017
Silesian Quartet - Bacewicz: Complete String Quartets (2017)

Silesian Quartet - Bacewicz: Complete String Quartets
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 132:38 min | 307 MB
Label: Chandos | Tracks: 23 | Rls.date: 2017

For their very first recording on Chandos, the multi-award winning Silesian Quartet presents the complete string quartets by Grayna Bacewicz. These lesser-known chamber music treasures by the Polish composer are neatly packaged in a slimline jewel case: two discs here offered for the price of one.
VokalEnsemble Koln, Musica Antiqua Koln, Reinhard Goebel - Carpentier - Musique sacree (2003)

VokalEnsemble Koln, Musica Antiqua Koln, Reinhard Goebel - Carpentier: Musique sacree (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:20:06 | 814 MB
Genre: Baroque, Sacred | Label: ARCHIV Produktion | Catalog: B0001413-02

Very little is known about Charpentier's life (1643-1704). The main source of information is an obscure rival composer named de Brossard. According to de Brossard, Charpentier was originally from Paris but studied music in Rome under the composer Carissimi. In 1696 he beat out de Brossard for the post of choirmaster at the Sainte Chapelle Cathedral in Paris, where he remained until his death in 1704. As Goebels writes in the album liner notes, there are several reasons for Charpentier's neglect as a composer.
Musica Secreta & Celestial Sirens - Lucrezia Borgia's Daughter (2017)

Musica Secreta & Celestial Sirens - Lucrezia Borgia's Daughter
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 73:11 min | 301 MB
Label: Obsidian | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2017

Suor Leonora d'Este (1515-1575), Lucrezia Borgia's daughter, was a princess, a nun, and a musician. She left little to illuminate her history, but an obscure book of motets may at least help us understand her musical life: the Musica quinque vocum motteta materna lingua vocata, published in Venice in 1543. The book is anonymous, but it contains clues to its origins that lead us to the door of Leonora d'Este's home, the convent of Corpus Domini in Ferrara, perhaps even suggesting that she was its unidentified composer. The music here is the earliest published polyphony for nuns. This recording by Musica Secreta and Celestial Sirens allows it to be heard for the first time through carefully researched performances.
Kazakh State String Quartet - Kazakh Classical Music: String Quartets (2017)

Kazakh State String Quartet - Kazakh Classical Music: String Quartets
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 77:05 min | 288 MB
Label: Divox | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017

The «Kazakh State String Quartet» named in honour of Gaziza A. Zhubanova, was founded in 1988. It has won numerous prizes at international competitions and was elected best ensemble of the «Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia» in Madrid. The members of the quartet received a Master of Arts (musical performance and chamber music) in Basel, Switzerland, in 2012 after studies with Prof. Rainer Schmidt (successor at the Walter Levin chair). The two string quartets of the important composer and music teacher Gaziza Zhubanova (1927- 1993), as well as the quartet debut of the highly promising up and-coming composer Arman Zhaiym (* 1983), are the focus of this new cultural bridge-building production - realized on the 25th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan in December 2016. These works are framed by important original compositions by Kazakh composers arranged for string quartets.
Cecilia String Quartet - Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartets, Op.44 Nos. 1, 2 (2015)

Cecilia String Quartet - Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartets, Op.44 Nos. 1, 2 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 260 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Analekta | # AN29844 | 00:45:05

GRAMOPHONE Magazine Editor's Choice - February 2016. The Cecilia String Quartet's performances have been hailed as “powerful” (Chicago Sun- Times) and their Analekta albums were acclaimed for their “deeply felt imperativeness” (The Strad), and applauded for “unleashing the music’s ecstasy and angst” (Gramophone Magazine). For this new recording, the CSQ chose to record two of the three quartets of Felix Mendelssohn's Op. 44, which are the centrepiece of his mature string quartets. He wrote them in the years 1837-38, starting composition at the age of 28, when his fame in the international musical community was rapidly growing. Elegant and irresistible!