Debussy String Quartet; Piano Trio

Debussy: String Quartet, Piano Trio, Deux Danses - Brodsky Quartet (2012)

Debussy: String Quartet, Piano Trio, Deux Danses - Brodsky Quartet (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 253 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 10717

The Brodsky Quartet celebrates its fortieth anniversary this year. Formed in 1972, the Quartet quickly emerged at the forefront of the international chamber music scene. It has performed more than 2000 concerts and made more than fifty highly acclaimed recordings. Now exclusive Chandos artists, the Brodsky players are releasing their second disc on Chandos with guest soloists Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and the harpist Sioned Williams.
Debussy: The Great Composers. Around the Debussy String Quartet  (DVD)

Debussy - The Great Composers. Around the Debussy String Quartet (DVD)
DVD PAL | Video 720x480 (4:3) | Audio: Dolby AC3 & DTS 48000 kHz | 3.4 GB
Label: Brilliant Classics, 2005 | Serie: Great Composers | 47 min. 53 sec.
Language: English, Nederlans, Le Français, Deutsch

As Romanticism was replaced with Impressionism in the early 20th century, Claude Debussy became its most influential composer, breaking with traditional form and harmony. This documentary explores Debussy's life and work, evoking the tumultuous times that gave rise to his progressive and innovative music. Structured around his String Quartet, this release evokes the Paris literary salons and café life within which Debussy moved, with directors Benoit Pilon and Bernar Hébert delivering a poetic interpretation that perfectly suits the poetry of the music.
Tokyo String Quartet, Roth Trio - Debussy, Ravel, Fauré

Tokyo String Quartet, Roth Trio - Debussy, Ravel, Fauré
EAC | ape+cue, log | Book | 335 MB
Classical | Recorded: 1961, 1977 | Released: 1996
Pascal Devoyon, Philippe Graffin, Chilingirian Quartet - Ernest Chausson: Concert in D major, Op.21; Piano Quartet (1997)

Ernest Chausson - Concert for Piano, Violin and String Quartet; Piano Quartet, Op.30 (1997)
Pascal Devoyon, Philippe Graffin, Toby Hoffman, Gary Hoffman, Chilingirian Quartet

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 357 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 180 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA66907 | Time: 01:14:21

It is easy to understand why Chausson’s Concert is not as regular a feature of concert programmes as, say, Franck’s Violin Sonata. After all, a work for piano, violin and string quartet must surely have an instrumental imbalance. How can Chausson occupy all three violin parts for nearly forty minutes? In short, he does not. Nor does he try. Much of the Concert is essentially a sonata for violin and piano with an accompanying, though essential, string quartet. Chausson’s refusal to involve the quartet at every juncture merely to justify the players’ fees results in a signally well-balanced late Romantic work. When the quartet does feature on an equal footing, the effect is all the more telling. The fingerprints of Franck can be detected readily throughout the Concert, but in this and the Piano Quartet, Chausson’s individuality overcomes his teacher’s influence. Indeed, there are premonitions of Debussy, Ravel and even Shostakovich. Tangibly the product of live performances, these accounts traverse the gamut of emotions, bristling with energy, lyricism and conviction, and ensuring that this disc will never gather much dust.
Haydn - String Quartets, Op.50 Nos.2-6, Op.54, Op.55 No.1 (The Aeolian String Quartet) (2009)

Haydn - String Quartets, Op.50 Nos.2-6, Op.54, Op.55 No.1 (The Aeolian String Quartet)
Classical | DECCA 478 1267 | 2009 | TT: 62:50+62:16+61:00 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 890 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)
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)

The Danish Piano Trio - Danish Romantic Piano Trios (2015) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 25, 2016
The Danish Piano Trio - Danish Romantic Piano Trios (2015) [TR24][OF]

The Danish Piano Trio - Danish Romantic Piano Trios
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 74:47 min | 1.25 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Dacapo Records | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2015

This debut album of The Danish Piano Trio presents a fascinating string of Romantic trios. From the perfectly balanced world of Danish music's 'godfather' Niels W. Gade over the sensitive and dramatic turn-of-the-century art of P.E. Lange-Müller, the album concludes with the beautiful single-movement Mountain Flowers from 1908 by the hyper-Romantic prodigy Rued Langgaard.
Haydn - 6 String Quartets, Op. 20 (The Aeolian String Quartet) (2009)

Haydn - 6 String Quartets, Op. 20 (The Aeolian String Quartet)
Classical | DECCA 478 1267 | 2009 | TT: 66:42+63:00 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 617 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)
Doric String Quartet, Allison Bell - Brett Dean: Epitaphs; String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 (2015)

Brett Dean - Epitaphs; String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 (2015)
Doric String Quartet; Allison Bell, soprano; Brett Dean, viola

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 246 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Contemporary | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10873 | Time: 01:01:50

Brett Dean is not shy about revealing what his music is ‘about’. Whether inspired by certain individuals (as in Epitaphs), or by an ecological or human disaster (as in his String Quartet No. 1, on the now all too topical plight of refugees), Dean’s works are usually – perhaps invariably – driven by extra-musical narratives. Rather than tease out any innate structural puzzles or tensions, his music typically falls into short little dramatic narratives – no movement on this disc lasts as long as eight minutes, many of them rather less than five. The most obviously successful work here is Quartet No. 2, ‘And once I played Ophelia’, effectively a dramatic scena. Its soprano soloist is no mere extra voice (as in Schoenberg’s Second Quartet) but the leading protagonist. Allison Bell’s genuinely affecting performance is backed by the Doric Quartet’s expressionist scampering and sustained harmonies, the strings occasionally coming to the fore in the manner of a Schumann-style song postlude.
Haydn - 6 String Quartets, Op. 17 (The Aeolian String Quartet) (2009)

Haydn - 6 String Quartets, Op. 17 (The Aeolian String Quartet)
Classical | DECCA 478 1267 | 2009 | TT: 72:09+61:00 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 668 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)