String Quartets

Reinhold Quartett - Albert: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 18, 2017
Reinhold Quartett - Albert: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 (2016)

Reinhold Quartett - Albert: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 65:17 min | 345 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2016

Scottish-born German composer Eugen Francois Charles dAlbert (1864-1932) began his musical career as a pianist. As years passed, he began focusing more on composing, and produced 21 operas, and a variety of piano, chamber, vocal, and orchestral works. The works chosen for this album are his String Quartet op. 11 in E flat major, and String Quartet op. 7 in A minor. These are the only two string quartets that dAlbert wrote. The Reinhold-Quartett is Dietrich Reinhold and Tobias Haupt, violin, Norbert Tunze, viola, and Christoph Vietz, cello.

The Lindsays - Joseph Haydn: String Quartets (2004) [DVD9] Repost  Music

Posted by juanchito at Oct. 18, 2017
The Lindsays - Joseph Haydn: String Quartets (2004) [DVD9] Repost

Joseph Haydn: String Quartets - The Lindsays (2004)
2xDVD9 | NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Letterboxed | English (LinearPCM, 2 ch), English (DTS, 5 ch)
Classical, Chamber Music | 04:26:12 | 13.6 GB
Calder Quartet & Audrey Luna - Eötvös: String Quartets (2017)

Calder Quartet & Audrey Luna - Eötvös: String Quartets
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 51:30 min | 232 MB
Label: BMC Records | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017

World premiere recording of Eotvos's new piece, The Sirens Cycle, along with Korrespondenz, a mini opera for string quartet
Minguet Quartet - Herzogenberg & Brahms: String Quartets (2016)

Minguet Quartet - Herzogenberg & Brahms: String Quartets
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 128:33 min | 685 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2016

This long-awaited conclusion of the string quartet series is finally here. Vol. 3 brings together the three masterpieces constituting Herzogenberg's Op. 42 and showing him at the height of his compositional powers. Throughout his life Herzogenberg was an ardent admirer of Brahms but had a difficult time receiving proper recognition while living in the shadow of this composer ten years his senior. Nevertheless, his string quartets attest to an individual treatment of this demanding genre and hold their own against Brahms's string quartets as independent compositions very much equal to them.

Dante Quartet - Stanford: String Quartets Nos. 5 & 8 (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 10, 2017
Dante Quartet - Stanford: String Quartets Nos. 5 & 8 (2016)

Dante Quartet - Stanford: String Quartets Nos. 5 & 8
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 66:55 min | 294 MB
Label: SOMM Recordings | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2016

This new release signals the start of an important new series from SOMM Recordings which will feature the Eight Quartets by Sir Charles Villiers Stanford. This first installation contains Quartets Nos 5 and 8, which have never before been recorded but as this recording proves, deserve to gain their rightful place among the great 20th century quartets. Sir Charles Villiers Stanford invested a great deal of his creative powers into his eight string quartets which are all big-boned intellectual works, yet full of vibrantly appealing melodies, structural invention and variety, and are typical of Stanford.
Mannheimer Streichquartett - Molique: String Quartets, Opp. 42 & 44 (2016)

Mannheimer Streichquartett - Molique: String Quartets, Opp. 42 & 44
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 48:17 min | 280 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2016

A close look at the many composers in Beethoven’s shadow always brings rewarding listening experiences to light – and Bernhard Molique’s string quartets are no exception. This new disc featuring the Quartets Op. 42 and 44 once again demonstrates why Molique’s string quartets qualify as masterpieces situated between classicism and romanticism.
Pleyel Quartett Koln - Donizetti: String Quartets Nos. 1-3 (2017)

Pleyel Quartett Koln - Donizetti: String Quartets Nos. 1-3
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 55:15 min | 251 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2017

The renowned American music magazine Fanfare called the first cpo production featuring Gaetano Donizettis string quartets a compelling demonstration on behalf of some of the most dazzling works of the quartet literature. Now the Pleyel Quartet of Cologne, which during the course of its existence has gained fame above all for its rediscoveries of forgotten masterpieces of the string quartet literature, presents three more quartets by the Bergamo master his early Quartets Nos. 1-3.
Ying Quartet, Adam Neiman - Anton Arensky: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2; Piano Quintet (2011) [Repost, New Rip]

Ying Quartet - Anton Arensky: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2; Piano Quintet (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 363 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans ~ 47 Mb
Classical | Label: Sono Luminus | # DSL-92143 | Time: 01:17:07

Though a pupil of the great orchestrator Rimsky-Korsakov, and in turn a teacher to the likes of Rachmaninov, Glière, and Scriabin, Anton Arensky himself is a composer often forgotten when contemplating the Russian greats. Productive in many genres, it is perhaps in his chamber music that this unduly neglected composer truly shines. His writing has much of the same textural sophistication and melodic beauty as his close friend, Tchaikovsky. In fact, the theme on which the Second Quartet's Variations are based is drawn from a Tchaikovsky quartet. Performing Arensky's First and Second string quartets, along with the Piano Quintet, is the Ying Quartet. This ensemble's playing is characterized by a surprisingly precise, consistent uniformity of sound and exactness of articulation, making it seem as if a single instrument were playing as opposed to four independent parts. All aspects of their technical execution are polished and refined, which only enhances their equally enjoyable musical effusiveness, rich, deep tone, and understanding of Arensky's scores that casts them in the best possible light.

Stamitz Quartet - Dvorák: Complete String Quartets (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 2, 2017
Stamitz Quartet - Dvorák: Complete String Quartets (2017)

Stamitz Quartet - Dvorák: Complete String Quartets
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 617:11 min | 2.75 GB
Label: Brilliant Classics | Tracks: 75 | Rls.date: 2017

Reissue of a successful Brilliant Classics box set.
Includes the complete string quartets (of course featuring the ever popular American Quartet) as well as the shorter works for string quartet, music which speaks of the beauty of Bohemia, the woods, the streams, the flowers and the rich folklore.
Quatuor Arod - Mendelssohn: String Quartets Nos. 2 & 4 - 4 Pieces for String Quartet, Op. 81 (2017)

Quatuor Arod - Mendelssohn: String Quartets Nos. 2 & 4 - 4 Pieces for String Quartet, Op. 81
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 77:08 min | 374 MB
Label: Erato / Warner Classics | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017

The Arod Quartet, founded just four years ago in Paris, makes its debut on Erato with an album of Mendelssohn, tracing his life through his works for string quartet. The composer has been important for the ensemble, not least by helping it win two major competitions.