Quatuor Talich

Beethoven: Complete String Quartets -  Le Quatuor Talich [BOX SET - LOSSLESS]

Beethoven: Complete String Quartets - Le Quatuor Talich [BOX SET - LOSSLESS]
EAC Rip | 7 CD | APE (tracks) + LOG, CUE + Cover | 1.9 GB
Classical | Label: Calliope France | Released: 2000 | Catalog Number: 9633 | RS&HF

The string quartet is the highest achievement of classical music. How to describe what a great string quartet is/does? Four voices that sing, simultaneously dependently and independently. Or, as someone else once said, "a conversation among four very intelligent and witty persons." After almost 200 years, Beethoven's 16 quartets still stand as the acme of the form, notwithstanding brilliant contributions from just about every important composer since. There are many wonderful performances of the Beethoven quartets available on CD, but none are more distinguished than these performances by the Talich Quartet. More than any other ensemble in my experience, the Talich's performances proclaim that intimacy is the true experience of quartet playing (and listening). Every phrase is projected with exquisite attention to the constantly shifting balance of light and shadow that is the hallmark of the greatest quartet playing. Tempos are vigorous without being rushed, rubato is applied in the subtlest way imaginable, and dynamics seem to explore impossible distinctions between pp and ppp. In short, every performance in this set invites you to carefully listen to Beethoven's musical argument as you've never listened before.
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Mozart - Quatuor 'Les Dissonances',Quintette avec clarinette - Le Quatuor Talich

Mozart - Quatuor 'Les Dissonances',Quintette avec clarinette - Le Quatuor Talich
Classical | APE & CUE | 1 CD, covers | 273 MB

Debussy & Ravel - String Quartets - Le Quatuor Talich  

Posted by alabber at June 21, 2008
Debussy & Ravel - String Quartets - Le Quatuor Talich

Debussy & Ravel - Quatuors - Le Quatuor Talich
Classical | APE & CUE | 1 CD, covers | 272 MB
Quatuor Mosaïques - Mozart: Les quatuors dédiés à Haydn (2017)

Quatuor Mosaïques - Mozart: Les quatuors dédiés à Haydn (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 03:37:13 | 499 MB
Label: Naïve Classiqe | Release Year: 2017

Quatuor Mosaïques is among the leading original instrument or authentic performance string quartets. Its members were all part of the Concentus Musicus Wien, the pioneer original instruments group associated with Nikolaus Harnoncourt. In 1983 Christoph Coin, the cellist and viola da gamba player of the Concentus Musicus, founded Ensemble Mosaïques, a smaller group, inviting a number of his colleagues from Concentus Musicus to join. In 1985, four members of Ensemble Mosaïques formed the Quatuor Mosaïques, one of the first string quartets devoted to use of period instruments and authentic performance practices.
Quatuor Mosaiques, Coin, Dunki & Gabetta - Felicien David: Le Souvenir (2011)

Quatuor Mosaiques, Coin, Dunki & Gabetta - Felicien David: Le Souvenir (2011)
EAC | FLAC (log,image+cue) -> 341 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 185 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans -> 44 Mb
Classical | Label: La Borie Records, LC24585 | 2011 | 01:18:28

After the successful "Saisons" of Felicien David, Christophe Coin and the Mosaic Quartet continues to explore the work of the french composer. This is the case with chamber music from Felicien David deeply rooted in its century waltz between lounge, oriental exoticism and German Romanticism, all embedded in a melodic freshness, some shades and a deep melancholy feelings unsuspected. Music historians have described David as a ‘satellite’ of Berlioz, and though the two composer’s did not know each other, they were aware of each others compositional output. David produced a significant amount of music for more modest performing forces, examples of which are featured on this release.
Quatuor Diotima - American Music: Steve Reich, Samuel Barber, George Crumb (2011)

Quatuor Diotima - American Music: Steve Reich, Samuel Barber, George Crumb (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 384 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 207 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Chamber Music | Label: Naïve | # V 5272 | Time: 01:07:18

For all the agony as to the status of classical music in the modern musical landscape, the three 20th century string quartets on this fine French release can be said to have entered the repertory, with a reach that extends far beyond the U.S. They go quite well together, which is the first point in favor of France's Quatuor Diotima here; both Steve Reich's Different Trains, for string quartet and tape, and George Crumb's Black Angels for electric quartet feature an artificially enhanced string quartet, and even Samuel Barber elected to "enhance" his String Quartet in B minor, Op. 11, by orchestrating its central movement and making it into the famous Adagio for strings. Highly recommended.
Quatuor Hermes - Schumann - The 3 String Quartets op.41 (2014) {La Dolce Volta}

Quatuor Hermes - Schumann - The 3 String Quartets op.41 (2014) {La Dolce Volta}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 358 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 178 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 221 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 La Dolce Volta / Harmonia Mundi | LDV 17
Classical / Romantic / Chamber Music

There are artists who have the gift of magnifying a work that was thought more or less successful. That is the case here of the young quartet Hermes which we owe a splendid recording of three quartets by Robert Schumann. If the Third has always seemed the most successful, the first two seemed littered writing weaknesses. Nothing like here with the Hermes who offer us a worried Schumann, enthusiastic, romantic, giving this triptych cohesion rarely heard such a level. France has truly become the last twenty years a large string quartet nation, thanks to the combined actions of Pro Quartet and the beautiful teaching of Ysaяe Quartet. A new record provides further evidence. Hermes Quartet is a young training to monitor closely.
Quatuor Mosaïques - Mozart: "Haydn; Prussian & Hoffmeister" String Quartets [2003]

Quatuor Mosaïques - Mozart: "Haydn; Prussian & Hoffmeister" String Quartets [2003]
FLAC | 5 CDs | EAC+CUEs+LOGs | HQ Artwork | Total Time: 366.48 | 1.57 GB
Genre: Classical | Style: Viennese School | Label: Astree | Country/Year: France, 2003 | 5% Rec. Info

Vaclav Talich - Special Edition Vol.5 - A.Dvorak (2005)  Music

Posted by bakuman at July 28, 2010
Vaclav Talich - Special Edition Vol.5 - A.Dvorak (2005)

Vaclav Talich - Special Edition Vol.5 - A.Dvorak (2005)
1 CD | EAC rip | APE + CUE + LOG | Covers | RAR FILES (3% recovery) | 150 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Supraphon | SM + HF + FS

These performances always have been famous and highly regarded, rightly so. František Maxián opts for the traditional Kurtz edition of the solo part in the Piano Concerto, a version happily on its way to being sidelined in favor of Dvorák's original, but he plays it very well, and of course Talich's accompaniments are marvelous. The real draw, though, is the Cello Concerto with the young Rostropovich, his tone a touch more raw than it would later become (especially in his gorgeous remake under Ozawa on Erato), but splendidly passionate and spontaneous. Best of all, the sonics have been marvelously restored: the cello concerto in particular sounds stunningly vivid and present, despite the 1952 mono technology. Even if you already own these performances, you haven't heard them spring to life as vibrantly as they do in this beautifully packaged new remastering.
Quatuor Ebene, Gauthier Capucon & Matthias Goerne - Schubert: String Quintet; Lieder (2016)

Quatuor Ebene, Gauthier Capucon & Matthias Goerne - Schubert: String Quintet; Lieder (2016)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 358 Mb (5% Rec.) | Booklet included
Classical, Chamber Music, Vocal | Label: Erato / Warner Classics / Parlophone, #554925 | 2016 | 01:12:05

Recording Franz Schubert's String Quintet in C major, D. 956, is a major achievement for most string players, and Quatuor Ebene's performance with cellist Gautier Capucon on Erato is a high point in their discography. Playing with great transparency and alertness, the quintet delivers a vital performance that captures the rarefied, almost mystical quality of Schubert's late masterpiece while maintaining a sense of urgency and, at times, explosive energy.