English String Quartet

Coull String Quartet - Elgar: String Quartet; Bridge: Idylls; Walton: String Quartet (2006)

Coull String Quartet - Elgar: String Quartet; Bridge: Idylls; Walton: String Quartet (2006)
X Lossless Decoder | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 287 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Helios | Catalog Number: 55218

Hyperion has reissued on its midpriced Helios label this fine program of English works for string quartet, recorded in 1994. The composers, born approximately 20 years apart in the order given in the headnote, offer an insight into the evolutionary trends in British music before, throughout, and after the 20th century’s two Great Wars.
Belcea Quartet & Piotr Anderszewski - Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 3 & Piano Quintet (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Belcea Quartet & Piotr Anderszewski - Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 3 & Piano Quintet (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 69:07 minutes | 622 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Formed in 1994 at the Royal College of Music in London, the Belcea Quartet has recorded the complete string quartets of Beethoven, Brahms, Bartók and Britten. For this new Alpha release it has chosen two works by one of the leading composers of twentieth-century chamber music, Dmitri Shostakovich. The Quartet no.3, of historic importance, was initially censured by the Soviet regime, then revised by Shostakovich for its first performance in 1946; the refined playing of the Belcea Quartet brings out all its contours.
Menahem Pressler, Emerson String Quartet - Dvořák: Piano Quintet, Op. 81, Piano Quartet, Op. 87 (1994)

Menahem Pressler, Emerson String Quartet - Dvořák: Piano Quintet, Op. 81, Piano Quartet, Op. 87 (1994)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:15:26 | 323 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 439868

The venerable pianist of the Beaux Arts Trio joins the Emerson Quartet for two memorable performances. To the uncommon clarity and rhythmic drive of the string players, Menahem Pressler adds some of his own expansive personality. The mix works beautifully. You can hear every note in the scores, and everything is played with great expression and enough rhythmic tension to keep the music flowing.
Belcea Quartet & Piotr Anderszewski - Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 3 & Piano Quintet (2018)

Belcea Quartet & Piotr Anderszewski - Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 3 & Piano Quintet (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | 01:09:13 | 271 Mb
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music France

Piotr Anderszewski and the Belcea Quartet make superb partners in one of Shostakovich’s most performed chamber works. They present the powerful and highly approachable Piano Quintet with playing of colossal tensile strength, a tightly focused sound and yet with a willingness to respond to the work’s undeniable lyricism. The work’s rigour is striking when performed with this kind of intensity and concentration. The Third Quartet (1946) remains one of Shostakovich’s finest—and one of his favourites, perhaps because it responds so powerfully to the combustible events of the time. The Belceas capture its sardonic, sometimes violent, mood to perfection.
Marc-Andre Hamelin, Pacifica Quartet - Ornstein: Piano Quintet & String Quartet (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Marc-André Hamelin, Pacifica Quartet - Ornstein: Piano Quintet & String Quartet No.2 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:47 minutes | 1,35 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The young pianist-composer Leo Ornstein went from wowing the ladies with his virtuosity to writing a Violin Sonata in 1915 of such atonal violence that it frightened even him. By the late 1920s his style had become more rounded. In the exhilarating hands of Marc-Andre Hamelin and the Pacifica Quartet these performances of his Piano Quintet Op.92 and String Quartet No.2 fizz with exuberance. A real treat.

Doric String Quartet - Schubert: String Quartets (2012) (Repost)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at April 6, 2018
Doric String Quartet - Schubert: String Quartets (2012) (Repost)

Doric String Quartet - Schubert: String Quartets (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 73:55 | 330 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog: CHAN 10737

On this new release, the Doric String Quartet turns to the music of Franz Schubert. It is the Quartet's fifth solid release for Chandos. MusicWeb International said of the recent Korngold release, 'The Doric Quartet seem to have a Midas touch, and any repertoire they commit to disc comes out sparkling'. Their Schumann release was 'Recording of the Month' in Gramophone and BBC Music Magazine.
Mojca Erdmann & Kuss Quartet - Brahms: String Quartet No. 3, Lieder & Schoenberg: String Quartet No. 2 (2016) [24/48]

Mojca Erdmann & Kuss Quartet - Brahms: String Quartet No. 3, Lieder & Schoenberg: String Quartet No. 2 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 73:03 minutes | 728 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The Kuss Quartet’s fourth ONYX album is a programme of Brahms and Schoenberg, and they are joined by the German soprano Mojca Erdmann in three Brahms Lieder, and the 2nd of Schoenberg’s four string quartets.
Tinalley String Quartet - Ravel & Debussy: String Quartets (2018)

Tinalley String Quartet - Ravel & Debussy: String Quartets (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 222 MB
Label: Decca | Tracks: 08 | Time: 54:51 min

Internationally acclaimed for its ‘addictive sound’ and ‘intuitive’ music-making, the Tinalley String Quartet has established itself as one of Australia’s finest classical music exports.
Quatuor Danel & Paavali Jumppanen - Franck: String Quartet in D Major & Piano Quintet in F Minor (2018)

Quatuor Danel & Paavali Jumppanen - Franck: String Quartet in D Major & Piano Quintet in F Minor (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 441 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 07 | Time: 76:25 min

The gifted Belgian Quatuor Danel turn to two masterpieces by Cesar Franck: his passionate Piano Quintet and the String Quartet. The three-movement Quintet, like Brahmss op. 34 an expansion of the Schumannian model, is one of Francks most infamous works. It immediately established itself, and a second performance with the pianist Marie Poitevin, the later dedicatee of the Prelude, Choral et Fugue, convinced the members of the Société Nationale. Francks String Quartet, his last major work, was similarly acclaimed by its first listeners.
Quatuor Danel & Paavali Jumppanen - Franck: String Quartet in D Major & Piano Quintet in F Minor (2018)

Quatuor Danel & Paavali Jumppanen - Franck: String Quartet in D Major & Piano Quintet in F Minor (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 322 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 175 Mb | 01:16:28
Classical | Label: CPO Records

The gifted Belgian Quatuor Danel turn to two masterpieces by César Franck: his passionate Piano Quintet and the String Quartet. The three-movement Quintet, like Brahms’s op. 34 an expansion of the Schumannian model, is one of Franck’s most infamous works. It immediately established itself, and a second performance with the pianist Marie Poitevin, the later dedicatee of the Prélude, Choral et Fugue, convinced the members of the Société Nationale. Franck’s String Quartet, his last major work, was similarly acclaimed by its first listeners. After its first performance in April 1890, with tears in his eyes, César Franck is said to have told his pupil Vincent d’Indy, “Now you see: at long last the public is beginning to understand me.”