Diogenes Quartett

Diogenes Quartett - Humperdinck: String Quartets & Piano Quintet (2012)

Diogenes Quartett - Humperdinck: String Quartets & Piano Quintet (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 359 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 211 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: CPO | Catalog Number: 777547

The music world associates Humperdinck first and foremost with his fairy-tale operas. Chamber music accounts for only a relatively small portion of his oeuvre, but should not be underestimated in its importance. This release presents the String Quartets and première recording of the Piano Quintet. In the Piano Quintet especially, the catchy themes and its wonderfully melodious middle movement, represent a valuable contribution to late-romantic literature off the beaten track.
Friedrich Gernsheim (1839-1916). Piano Quartets nº3 & nº1. Members of the Diogenes Quartett

Friedrich Gernsheim (1839-1916). Piano Quartets nº3 & nº1. Members of the Diogenes Quartett
Classical | 1 CD | XLD | FLAC, LOG, CUE | Scans, Booklet HQ | 322 Mb | TT: 67:00 | RS
Recorded: 2007 DDD | Brilliant Classics
Johannes Brahms - Alban Berg Quartett - String Quartets & Piano Quintet (2016) {2CD Warner Classics}

Johannes Brahms - Alban Berg Quartett - String Quartets & Piano Quintet (2016) {2CD Warner Classics}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 642 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 340 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 87 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Warner Classics / Parlophone | 2564677147
Classical / Romantic / Chamber Music

All three of Brahms’ string quartets appear in this 2-CD set, along with his piano quintet, recorded live at the Vienna Konzerthaus, where Elisabeth Leonskaja joined the members of the Alban Berg Quartett. The ensemble’s name honours the continuity and vigour of Vienna’s long musical tradition, which reached one of its Romantic highpoints with these chamber masterworks, composed in the 1860s and 1870s.
Alban Berg Quartett - Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartets Nos.14 & 15 (1997)

Alban Berg Quartett - Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartets Nos.14 & 15 (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | HQ Full Scan | 01:19:11 | 379 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics

Amaryllis Quartett - Mozart & Schoenberg: String Quartets (2016)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at Oct. 13, 2016
Amaryllis Quartett - Mozart & Schoenberg: String Quartets (2016)

Amaryllis Quartett - Mozart & Schoenberg: String Quartets (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:31:19 | 209 MB
Label: Genuin

Yellow marks the Amaryllis Quartett's fifth release, following the award-winning White. Similar to the first release, the phenomenal ensemble is performing music from the First and Second Viennese School, this time showcasing Mozart and Schoenberg. Joining the project are exceptional young soprano Katharina Persicke and ARD prizewinner Tomoko Akasaka.
Ernst Krenek - Sonare-Quartett - Complete String Quartet (1992, MDG # L 4280) [Repost / RE-UP]

Ernst Krenek - Sonare-Quartett - Complete String Quartet
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 1,26 GB | Partial Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG # L 4280 | Country/Year: Germany 1992
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century, Contemporary

”… an outstanding project of landmark proportions…MDG has produced an excellent warm, intimate, life-sized recording. The composer provides his customarily thorough and enlightening notes … Highly recommended.” (Fanfare)
Melos Quartett Stuttgart, Mstislav Rostropovich - Franz Schubert: String Quintet (1978) Reissue 2007

Melos Quartett Stuttgart, Mstislav Rostropovich - Franz Schubert: String Quintet (1978)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 276 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 477 6357 | Time: 00:57:55

It would be difficult to imagine a finer account of this extraordinary work than that of the Melos Quartet and their distinguished guest. The flow of the music is magnificently sustained, its colour and inner life marvellously felt. There is a spontaneity to the playing that perfectly complements the profound whimsicality of Schubert's journeys to remote tonal regions, along with a sensitivity ideally suited to the meditative quality of the composer's lyricism. The recording is warm and spacious, richly nuanced, and admirably balanced.

Keller Quartett - Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge (1998)  Music

Posted by SuniR at Sept. 21, 2016
Keller Quartett - Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge (1998)

Keller Quartett - Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge (1998)
EAC | FLAC (log,image+cue) -> 336 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 174 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans -> 72 Mb
Classical | Label: ECM Records/ECM New Series, ECM 1652 | 1998 | 01:12:01

Perhaps one of the most enigmatic aspects of J.S. Bach's 'Art of Fugue' is that there is no indication for instrumentation. Bach may have had a keyboard instrument in mind, but which one we don't know. It has often been suggested that Bach had no instrument in mind, that he was writing music that was purely metaphysical, too perfect to be played at all.
But to deny that this music sound is to deny the music itself. The Keller Quartet has realized this and approached the music with all of the seriousness it demands. Played with little or no vibrato, the Keller allows the complex intervallic relationships to speak for themselves. One of the advantages to using a string quartet to realize this work is the quartet's ability to bring the counterpoint into sharp relief while maintaining a flexibility of phrase and tempo that an orchestra could never achieve.
Minetti Quartett - Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartets Op.18/4, Op.95, Op.18/2 (2014)

Minetti Quartett - Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartets Op.18/4, Op.95, Op.18/2 (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 275 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: hänssler CLASSIC | # CD 98.029 | Time: 01:06:58

The young Austrian Minetti Quartett follow up their first two hänssler CLASSIC releases of works by Haydn and Mendelssohn with works from the pen of the Grand Master of the String Quartet: Ludwig van Beethoven. Two early works from Opus 18, the 4th in the tragic key of C minor and the 2nd in a serene G major, frame the stormy “Quartetto serioso” op 95 in F minor. The unprejudiced naturalness and the multifaceted articulation of these four musicians is presented to fullest advantage in these expressive works, once again showcasing the outstanding musicianship of this young quartet.
Minetti Quartett - Joseph Haydn: String Quartets Opp. 64/4; 74/3; 76/5 (2009)

Minetti Quartett - Joseph Haydn: String Quartets Opp. 64/4; 74/3; 76/5 (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 250 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hänssler Classic | # CD98.589 | Time: 00:56:26

This warmly recorded, naturally balanced disc is delightful. The Minetti Quartet offers three late Haydn masterpieces, played with plenty of high spirits and, in the slow movements, a fresh songfulness (both Opp. 64's and 76's are marked "cantabile") that's most affecting. There's practically nothing to criticize here. Highlights include the really zippy final prestos of Opp. 64 and 76, and the intense Largo assai of the "Rider" quartet. In the finale of the latter, the group's articulation is a touch clipped in the main theme, and as a result the music doesn't quite speak as it should, but better too much energy than too little. The minuet (really a scherzo) of Op. 76 also is terrific, smooth as silk until Haydn's disruptive syncopation sets in. If you're looking for a very attractive single-disc collection of late Haydn quartets, I can recommend this without hesitation. Playing time is a bit short–under an hour–so there was still room for another full quartet, but if this doesn't concern you terribly, then go for it.