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 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 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.

Quatuor Van Kuijk - Mozart (2016)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at July 3, 2016
Quatuor Van Kuijk - Mozart (2016)

Quatuor Van Kuijk - Mozart (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:07:52 | 156 MB
Label: Alpha

Despite its Dutch-sounding name, the quartet founded by Nicolas Van Kuijk in 2012 is French. But its short career is already international. The Quatuor Van Kuijk won First Prize in the 2015 Wigmore Hall Competition and First Prize and Audience Award at the Trondheim International Chamber Competition, and its members have been named BBC New Generation Artists until 2017. It has also been distinguished by the Academy of the Festival dAix-en-Provence, and it is in the framework of the latters partnership with Alpha Classics that it has recorded this programme.

Quatuor Ébène - Schubert: Quintet and Lieder (2016)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at April 18, 2016
Quatuor Ébène - Schubert: Quintet and Lieder (2016)

Quatuor Ébène - Schubert: Quintet and Lieder (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:11:59 | 165 MB
Label: Erato

In a characterstically imaginative move, the Quatour Ebene complements Schubert's sublime Quintet for two violins, viola and two cellos (Gautier Capucon joins the ensemble) with a group of his songs - sensitively arranged by the quartet's cellist, Rapphael Merlin, and sung by German baritone Matthias Goerne, one of the world's great interpreters of lieder.
Juliette Hurel & Quatuor Voce - Mozart - Complete Flute Quartets (2015) {Alpha Classics}

Juliette Hurel & Quatuor Voce - Mozart - Complete Flute Quartets (2015) {Alpha Classics}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 267 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 138 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (pdf+jpg) -> 23 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2015 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France | Alpha 204
Classical / Flute / Chamber Music / Quartets / Viennese School

‘Three small, easy and brief concertinos and a couple of quartets for the flute’ is how Mozart described the commission from Ferdinand Dejean. The pieces were K285 and K285a; K285b and K298 were written separately. The authorship of K285b has been questioned, and for Henrik Wiese, editor of the Henle Edition, Mozart in K298 ‘makes use of various themes by minor contemporary composers cobbling them into a parodistic quartet’.

Quatuor Modigliani - Dvorak, Bartok, Dohnanyi (2015)  

Posted by newskl at Oct. 25, 2015
Quatuor Modigliani - Dvorak, Bartok, Dohnanyi (2015)

Quatuor Modigliani - Dvorak, Bartok, Dohnanyi (2015)
Classical | MP3 320kbps CBR | 1 CD | Full Scans | 189 MB
Label: Mirare | Catalog Number: 269 | Rls.date: 2nd Oct 2015

From the old central Europe to explorations of the New World, Dvorák and Dohnányi composed luminous string quartets, oscillating between glorification of nature and sublimation of the Romantic period. Bartók’s darker composition, in 1915, bears witness to anguish at the imminent apocalypse. After recording the great Romantics and the Classical splendours of Haydn, after opening the gates of the twentieth century with Ravel and Debussy, the Quatuor Modigliani now traces the connections between the Danube, the Vltava and the Mississippi.
Quatuor Diotima - George Onslow: String Quartets Op. 54-56 (2009)

Quatuor Diotima - George Onslow: String Quartets Op. 54-56 (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 388 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 197 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Chamber Music | Label: Naïve | # V 5200 | Time: 01:17:42

Fans of the string quartets by Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, and Mendelssohn should by all means try this disc of string quartets by George Onslow. British-born and Bohemian-trained composer spent most of his career in France, and aside from their tonal language and their four-movement structure, his quartets have little in common with his German contemporaries. In fact, they have little in common with the music of his French contemporaries, who concentrated mostly on stage works. But in these overwhelming persuasive performances by the Quatuor Diotima, Onslow's quartets come across as fully formed, wholly confident, and enormously expressive works. There is tremendous power in the fast movements: the rip-roaring Scherzo, from his D minor Quartet, Op. 55; immense pathos in the slow movements: the heartbreaking Andante con variazioni from the E flat Quartet, Op. 54; and awesome intensity in the opening movements: the monumental Allegro maestoso ed espressivo from the C minor Quartet, Op. 56.