Jerusalem Quartet

Jerusalem Quartet - Beethoven: String Quartets Op. 18 (2015)

Jerusalem Quartet - Beethoven: String Quartets Op. 18 (2015)
Classical | MP3 320kbps CBR | 2 CDs | 361 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog Number: 902207 | Rls.date: 28th Aug 2015

"Only now have I learnt how to write quartets properly". So wrote Beethoven in 1801, having just finished his first set of string quartets at the surprisingly advanced age of 30: the competition of Haydn and Mozart must have been intimidating for the young composer. But these six Quartets Op.18, which cost him great effort and extensive revision, already display much boldness and originality, from the dramatic echoes of 'Romeo and Juliet' in No.1 to the astonishing programmatic finale of No.6, ‘La Malinconia’. The Jerusalem Quartet was founded in 1993, and began its training in Jerusalem, under the direction of the violinist Avi Abramovitch. From 1999 to 2001 the quartet received support from the BBC (as BBC New Generation Artists), then in 2003 it was the recipient of the first Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award. The Jerusalem Quartet is now a regular guest in the world’s leading concert halls, notably in the United States where it is increasingly present. It performs with such artists as Alexander Melnikov, Lawrence Power, and Sharon Kam.
Schumann - Melnikov / Jerusalem Quartet - Piano Quartet & Piano Quintet (2012, Harmonia Mundi # HMC 902122)

Robert Schumann - Piano Quartet op.47 / Piano Quintet op.44
Alexander Melnikov / Jerusalem Quartet
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 233 MB | Full Artwork: 106 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Harmonia Mundi # HMC 902122 | Country/Year: France 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Piano

"These performances are notable for the blending of piano and strings into impeccably balanced textures. It’s an approach that’s better suited to the subtle Piano Quartet, a masterwork that owes much to classical models, than to the Piano Quintet. (…) These highly recommendable performances (…) join many other polished, modern accounts such as Takács/Hamelin and Mandelring/Le Guay that have been praised in these pages…" ~Fanfare
Emerson String Quartet - Tchaikovsky & Borodin: String Quartet No.1&2 (1986) {Deutsche Grammophon}

Emerson String Quartet - Tchaikovsky & Borodin: String Quartet No.1&2 (1986) {Deutsche Grammophon}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 224MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 123MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical

The String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Opus 11, was Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's first completed string quartet of three string quartets, published during his lifetime. (An earlier attempt had been abandoned after the first movement had been completed.) Composed in February 1871, it was premiered in Moscow on 16/28 March 1871 by four members of the Russian Musical Society: Ferdinand Laub and Ludvig Minkus, violins; Pryanishnikov, viola; and Wilhelm Fitzenhagen, cello.

Michelle Nicolle Quartet - A Flower Is Lovesome Thing (2016)  Music

Posted by tomashass at Dec. 3, 2016
Michelle Nicolle Quartet - A Flower Is Lovesome Thing (2016)

Michelle Nicolle Quartet - A Flower Is Lovesome Thing (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 00:46:33 | 108 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | Label: Australian Broadcasting Corporation

If proof was needed that Michelle Nicolle is Australia’s most outstanding vocalist, here it is. Her impeccable phrasing and melodic inventiveness are displayed on every track, especially the a capella treatment of where her voice is allowed to glow in all it’s beauty. There are evergreen standards but her warmth and an effortless flow of ideas makes the old sound new. This is a voice that Australia should be proud of.
Haydn - String Quartets, Op.33, Op.42, Op.50 No.1 (The Aeolian String Quartet) (2009)

Haydn - String Quartets, Op.33, Op.42, Op.50 No.1 (The Aeolian String Quartet)
Classical | DECCA 478 1267 | 2009 | TT: 72:50+73:00 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 700 Mb

The Aeolian Quartet's epic cycle, originally released in the Seventies, was one of the gramophone's major contributions to Haydn's cause. Listening to the performances anew I find they have lost none of their freshness: they were based on the latest research, and the playing itself is always intelligent and thoughtful, with Emanuel Hurwitz's sweet-toned violin-playing a great asset throughout. (Misha Donat)

Marc Chagall: The Jerusalem Windows  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by bakerman at Dec. 2, 2016
Marc Chagall: The Jerusalem Windows

Marc Chagall: The Jerusalem Windows
George Braziller | 1967 | ISBN: N/A | English | 148 pages | PDF | 18 MB

Chagall in Jerusalem  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by bakerman at Dec. 2, 2016
Chagall in Jerusalem

Chagall in Jerusalem
Leon Amiel Publisher | 1983 | ISBN: 0814807275 | English | 196 pages | PDF | 36 MB
Portico Quartet - Knee-Deep In The North Sea (2007) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Portico Quartet - Knee-Deep In The North Sea (2007)
FLAC tracks 24bit/48kHz | Front Cover | 495MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, RealWorld / B&W

On its debut CD, KNEE DEEP IN THE NORTH SEA, Mercury Prize-nominated combo the Portico Quartet delivers an unusually meditative brand of world music-influenced jazz that matches a minimalist classical music vibe with a pop/jam band-informed compositional sense. Centered on repeated figures played on the hang (a type of steel drum) and soprano saxophonist Jack Wylie’s Wayne Shorter-esque improvisational explorations, Portico Quartet’s music should appeal to fans of Weather Report and the Dave Matthews Band alike.

Manolo Cabras Quartet - Melys in Diotta (2016)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Nov. 29, 2016
Manolo Cabras Quartet - Melys in Diotta (2016)

Manolo Cabras Quartet - Melys in Diotta (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 46:02 min | 106 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: El Negocito Records

After 4 years from his first record as leader 'I wouldn't be sure', Manolo Cabras brings out his new work under his name,'Melys in Diotta'. During his carrier as a side man, Cabras appears at the sides of artists like Enrico Rava,Toots Thielmans, Paolo Fresu, Roswell Rud, Charles Gale, Marshal Allen, Maria Pia De Vito, Marc Murphy, Eric Vloeimans, Jasper Blom, Jesse van Ruller, Benjamin Herman, Eric Inneke, Wolfert Brederode, etc…
Tord Gustavsen Quartet - The Well (2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz] [Repost]

Tord Gustavsen Quartet - The Well (2012)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 995MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, ECM 2237

Two years after “Restored, Returned” introduced this line-up and with extensive touring behind them, on “The Well” the four musicians of the Gustavsen Quartet really blossom as a band in a programme of new tunes by Tord. Sax player Tore Brunborg is given an important voice here, his melodic lines combining bluesy sonority and Nordic cry. Gently but effectively propelled by the subtle pulses of drummer Jarle Vespestad and bassist Mats Eilertsen, Gustavsen’s gospel-tinged, unhurried piano playing displays a characteristic warmth and tenderness.