String Quartets

Chilingirian Quartet - Edvard Grieg: String Quartets (1999) Reissue 2007

Chilingirian Quartet - Edvard Grieg: String Quartets (1999) Reissue 2007
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 315 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Helios/Hyperion | # CDH55299 | Time: 01:04:26

Franz Liszt, writing about Grieg's String Quartet No 1, declared: 'It is long time since I have encountered a new composition, especially a string quartet, which has intrigued me as greatly as this distinctive and admirable work by Grieg'. Grieg himself said that his quartet '… aims at breadth; to soar, and above all at a vigorous sound for the instruments for which it is written.' In 1891, Edvard Grieg started his second quartet, but sadly lacked inspiration and time to finish the last two movements. Levon Chilingirian of the Chilingirian Quartet has studied the original manuscripts of the first two movements (which have many clarifying instructions added by Julius Röntgen in preparation for their printing by C F Peters in 1908) and prepared the third and fourth movements especially for this recording. This is therefore a first recording of the completed String Quartet No 2.

Amar Quartet - Hindemith: Complete String Quartets (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at May 18, 2017
Amar Quartet - Hindemith: Complete String Quartets (2017)

Amar Quartet - Hindemith: Complete String Quartets
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 201:15 min | 463 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 27 | Rls.date: 2017

From the bracing dynamism of the ealrier quartets to the technical sophistication of the later works, Paul Hindemith's seven String Quartets include some of his supreme chamber music masterpieces and form one of the 20th century's greatest quartet cycles. The award-winning Amar Quartet is named after Hindemith's own eminent ensemble of the 1920's, and their acclaimed performances explore and express every aspect of the composer's passion and intellectual rigor in this genre. ClassicsToday.com considers these recordings "outstanding…an endless source of pleasure…there is little doubt that this will become the reference edition in this music."

Jethro Tull - The String Quartets (2017)  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at May 16, 2017
Jethro Tull - The String Quartets (2017)

Jethro Tull - The String Quartets (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC: Tracks+Cue+Log | 268 Mb | Scans | Time: 48:03
BMG Rights Management | 538257472
Progressive Rock, Folk Rock, Classical

The String Quartets is a new album by Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson and the Carducci Quartet featuring the classic songs of Jethro Tull, arranged and orchestrated by John O’Hara. Ian plays flute on most of the tracks and even sings a few lines here and there to provide his trademark sounds in the context of classical music traditions. Living In The Past, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath and Bungle In The Jungle are amongst the album track listing but appear, along with their fellow musical travelers, under more cryptic titles to differentiate them from the original recordings and arrangements.
Pavel Haas Quartet - Leos Janacek, Pavel Haas: String Quartets (2006)

Pavel Haas Quartet - Leos Janacek, Pavel Haas: String Quartets (2006)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 57:33 | 291 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Supraphon | Catalog: SU 3877-2

This premiere recording by the Pavel Haas Quartet has quite a bit going for it. For starters, the programming is intelligent – something that's always appreciated. Here are two string quartets written by teacher (Janácek) and student (Haas); in fact, both works were given their premiere by the same ensemble (the Moravian Quartet). The liner notes do a nice job of pointing out these and other connections as well as describing the programmatic content of the two works. The ensemble is filled with youthful energy and passion, which is reflected in the music.
Pavel Haas Quartet - Antonín Dvořák: String Quartets Op.106 & Op.96 'American' (2010) (Repost)

Pavel Haas Quartet - Antonín Dvořák: String Quartets Op.106 & Op.96 'American' (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) - 317 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 168 MB | Covers Included | 63:14
Genre: Classical | Label: Supraphon | Catalog: SU 4038-2

Second in popularity only to the Ninth Symphony "From the New World," Dvorák's Twelfth String Quartet – which was dubbed the "American" Quartet by the public and media rather than the composer himself – is a work nearly synonymous with the composer's tenure in the United States. These were not the only two works inspired by his cross-sea voyage, however. The Thirteenth String Quartet in G major, Op. 106, though not imbued with the same folkloric characteristics, also came about following the composer's return from the States. The popularity of the "American" Quartet has resulted in a work that is arguably overplayed, making it difficult for new ensembles to find anything new or unique to say about it.

Miami String Quartet - Vasks: String Quartets (1999)  Music

Posted by SuniR at April 9, 2017
Miami String Quartet - Vasks: String Quartets (1999)

Miami String Quartet - Vasks: String Quartets (1999)
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 66:24 min | 158 Mb (5% Rec.)
Classical, Contemporary | Label: Conifer Records

Peteris Vasks' three quartets span nearly 20 years of his development as a composer. Though the first quartet was revised in 1997, its origins go back to 1977, when at the start of his career the Latvian-born composer's music was attempting to reconcile what he knew of relatively radical figures like Lutoslawski and Penderecki with his own more directly communicative, melodic inclinations.
Jerusalem Quartet - Bela Bartok: String Quartets Nos. 2, 4 & 6 (2016)

Jerusalem Quartet - Béla Bartók: String Quartets Nos. 2, 4 & 6 (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 351 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC902235 | Time: 01:18:50

The string quartets of Béla Bartók punctuate the evolution of his style and the turning points of his existence. From the Second Quartet (1915-17) reflecting the period of World War One and his troubled personal life, through the Fourth whose exploration of rhythm, tonality and timbre produces magnificent and unprecedented sonorities in its ‘night music’, to the unbearable anguish of the Sixth (1939), as his dream of fraternity was shattered against the rise of nationalism and fascism, the Jerusa lem Quartet’s programme brings us the essence of Bartók's genius. Expect reviews in Classical music press for these hm artists with an extensive, acclaimed back catalogue for the label.
Christian Tetzlaff, Florian Donderer, Hartmut Rohde & Maximilian Hornung - Verdi & Dvořák: String Quartets (2016)

Christian Tetzlaff, Florian Donderer, Hartmut Rohde & Maximilian Hornung - Verdi & Dvořák: String Quartets (2016)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 280 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 141 Mb (5% Rec.) | Covers + d.booklet included
Classical | Label: Avi-music, #:8553358 | 2016 | 0:57:00

Once again in 2015, the Spannungen Festival presented two works that reveal the great breadth of European musical culture in the 1870s. Today we have the privilege of counting these masterpieces among the crown jewels of the period.

Silesian Quartet - Bacewicz: Complete String Quartets (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at April 6, 2017
Silesian Quartet - Bacewicz: Complete String Quartets (2017)

Silesian Quartet - Bacewicz: Complete String Quartets
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 132:38 min | 307 MB
Label: Chandos | Tracks: 23 | Rls.date: 2017

For their very first recording on Chandos, the multi-award winning Silesian Quartet presents the complete string quartets by Grayna Bacewicz. These lesser-known chamber music treasures by the Polish composer are neatly packaged in a slimline jewel case: two discs here offered for the price of one.
Kazakh State String Quartet - Kazakh Classical Music: String Quartets (2017)

Kazakh State String Quartet - Kazakh Classical Music: String Quartets
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 77:05 min | 288 MB
Label: Divox | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017

The «Kazakh State String Quartet» named in honour of Gaziza A. Zhubanova, was founded in 1988. It has won numerous prizes at international competitions and was elected best ensemble of the «Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia» in Madrid. The members of the quartet received a Master of Arts (musical performance and chamber music) in Basel, Switzerland, in 2012 after studies with Prof. Rainer Schmidt (successor at the Walter Levin chair). The two string quartets of the important composer and music teacher Gaziza Zhubanova (1927- 1993), as well as the quartet debut of the highly promising up and-coming composer Arman Zhaiym (* 1983), are the focus of this new cultural bridge-building production - realized on the 25th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan in December 2016. These works are framed by important original compositions by Kazakh composers arranged for string quartets.