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.
Takács Quartet & Marc-André Hamelin - Franck: Piano Quintet; Debussy: String Quartet (2016) [TR24][OF]

Takács Quartet & Marc-André Hamelin - Franck: Piano Quintet; Debussy: String Quartet
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 62:18 min | 1.04 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Hyperion | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2016

Marc-André Hamelin and the Takács Quartet follow up their 2016 Grammy nominated recording of Shostakovich with a program featuring Franck's Piano Quintet and Debussy's String Quartet. These authoritative performances make an unusual yet apt coupling as each work respectively is the composer's only, unsurpassable, contribution to a genre.

Tokyo String Quartet, Roth Trio - Debussy, Ravel, Fauré  Music

Posted by dangdang at May 7, 2010
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
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.
The Aeolian String Quartet - Haydn: Complete String Quartets (22CDs, 2009)

The Aeolian String Quartet - Haydn: Complete String Quartets (22CDs, 2009)
Classical, Chamber | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 3.31 GB | Covers 30 Mb
Label: Decca | Release Year: 2009

This limited edition for the Haydn Bi-Centenary is a bargin price reissue of renowned Aeolian Quartet recordings from the 1970's. They are brilliantly played the late analogue sound has been well remastered by Decca. It is strange there are so few complete recordings of these quartets as the music is quite superb. From the early 'divertimento' type pieces through to the profound later works there is never a dull moment.
Daniel String Quartet - Ambroise Thomas, Charles-François Gounod, Edouard Lalo: String Quartets (1994)

Daniel String Quartet - Thomas, Gounod, Lalo: String Quartets (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 361 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 205 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Discover International | # DICD 920159 DDD | Time: 01:09:37

Never mind the Symphonie espagnole and Le roi d’Ys, Edouard Lalo is the last of the great unknowns in 19th-century French music. His mature instrumental works combine the wisdom drawn from his professional playing experience with the familiar flair for rhythm and colour. They are likely to transform any opinion you may hold: it isn’t often that the inspiration of Beethoven was so well digested in France. The first two trios don’t really count as mature, and although they contain fine things, especially in the scherzos, their characteristic soul, sweep and dash are often clumsily handled. With No. 3, form and feeling are as one, the first movement’s surges integral to its progress to a hushed end, while the slow movement builds a powerful span from a sustained melody. Between them comes the irresistible piece better known in Lalo’s later arrangement as a Scherzo for orchestra. These performances have the necessary robustness without stinting on delicacy.
Ernst Krenek - Sonare-Quartett - Complete String Quartet (1992, MDG # L 4280) [Repost / RE-UP]

Ernst Krenek - Sonare-Quartett - Complete String Quartet
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 1,26 GB | Partial Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG # L 4280 | Country/Year: Germany 1992
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century, Contemporary

”… an outstanding project of landmark proportions…MDG has produced an excellent warm, intimate, life-sized recording. The composer provides his customarily thorough and enlightening notes … Highly recommended.” (Fanfare)
Charles Ives - Leipziger Streichquartett, Schleiermacher  - Complete Music For String Quartet (2002, MDG "Gold" # 307) [RE-UP]

Charles Ives - Complete Music For String Quartet
Leipziger Streichquartett / Steffen Schleiermacher / Yeon-Hee Kwak / Ingo Goritzki
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 291 MB | Full Artwork: 122 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 307 1143-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2002
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century

Charles Edward Ives (October 20, 1874 – May 19, 1954) was an American modernist composer. He is one of the first American composers of international renown, though his music was largely ignored during his life, and many of his works went unperformed for many years. Over time, he came to be regarded as an "American original". Ives combined the American popular and church-music traditions of his youth with European art music, and was among the first composers to engage in a systematic program of experimental music, with musical techniques including polytonality, polyrhythm, tone clusters, aleatoric elements, and quarter tones, foreshadowing many musical innovations of the 20th century…
Adolph Henselt - Tanski, Schmid, Hagen, Lévesque - Piano Trio, Duo, Variations (2000, MDG "Gold" # 312 1022-2) [RE-UP]

Adolph Henselt - Piano Trio, Duo, Variations
Claudius Tanski / Benjamin Schmid / Clemens Hagen / Vincent Levesque
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 331 MB | Full Artwork: 134 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold, Edition IME" # 312 1022-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2000
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Piano

…Tanski’s talent makes the Variations de Concert an enjoyable closer. In this, the aria “Io son ricco e tu sei bella” from Donizetti’s Elisire d’Amore is given the usual 19th century virtuoso treatment by Henselt, but Tanski never gives in to flash. He evokes a broad range of emotions, always managing to keep things from becoming kitsch. By himself, Tanski is worthy of a warm recommendation…
Arditti String Quartet, Claude Helffer - Iannis Xenakis: Chamber Music 1955-1990 (2003) 2CDs

Arditti String Quartet, Claude Helffer - Iannis Xenakis: Chamber Music 1955-1990 (2003) 2CDs
EAC | Tracks | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 774 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 371 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Avant-Garde | Label: Montaigne/Naive | # MO 782137 | Time: 02:32:14

This ambitious and beautifully produced two-CD set includes nearly all of Iannis Xenakis' chamber music for strings, piano, and strings and piano combined. Chamber music constituted a small part of the composer's output, since large ensembles and large forms were vehicles more commensurate with the aesthetic of his monumental, granitic music. There are no small pieces here, though; in each of these works, ranging from solos to a quintet for piano and strings, Xenakis was able to express his uncompromising vision no less ferociously than in his orchestral works. While all of the pieces have an elemental character, many with a visceral punch, the actual sound of the music is surprisingly varied, and the individual works have distinctive and individual characters. In spite of the weightiness and rigor of the music, the tone is not necessarily heavy, and some pieces, like Evryali for piano and Dikhthas for violin and piano, have moments of what could almost be described as whimsicality.