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.
Jupiter String Quartet & Bruce Brubaker - Su Lian Tan: Revelation (2017)

Jupiter String Quartet & Bruce Brubaker - Su Lian Tan: Revelation (2017)
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 67:40 min | 183 Mb (5% Rec.)
Classical | Label: Arsis Audio

Su Lian Tan's assured approach to chamber music is marked in this recording, nimbly performed by the Jupiter String Quartet and pianist Bruce Brubaker. Life in Wayang transports the listener to the traditional puppet theater found most notably in Indonesia and Malaysia, echoing of gamelan and rich with musical commentary. Orfeo in Asia follows the ancient Greek legend to Southeast Asia as he encounters new modalities of harmony and rhythm. Finally, Revelations utilizes the quartet and piano together, reflecting on contemporary scholarly life and its intricacies.

The Cambridge Companion to the String Quartet  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at July 7, 2017
The Cambridge Companion to the String Quartet

The Cambridge Companion to the String Quartet (Cambridge Companions to Music) by Robin Stowell
2003 | ISBN: 0521000424, 052180194X | English | 392 pages | EPUB | 3 MB
Utrecht String Quartet, Alexander Zemtsov, Pieter Wispelwey - Sergey Ivanovich Taneyev: String Quintets Op.14 & Op.16 (2015)

Sergei Iwanowitsch Tanejew: String Quintets Op. 14 & Op. 16 (2015)
Utrecht String Quartet; Alexander Zemtsov, viola; Pieter Wispelwey, violoncello

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 354 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 199 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: MDG (Dabringhaus & Grimm) | # MDG6031923 | 01:18:22

A musical cosmopolitan and a Russian patriot, many regarded Taneyev's compositions as unintelligible and reactionary. The Utrecht String Quartet, an ensemble delighting in discovery, has now set itself the task of his long overdue rehabilitation. Just in time for the hundredth anniversary of the composer's death, the Dutch musicians, together with Pieter Wispelwey and Alexander Zemtsov, are presenting his two string quintets in a new recording, shedding new light on Russian music from around the turn of the century.
Elias String Quartet - Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets, Vol.1 (2015)

Elias String Quartet - Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets, Vol.1 (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:53:33 | 533 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Wigmore Hall Live | Catalog: WHL0073/2

At the heart of Beethoven s life s statement as a composer lies the cycle of sixteen string quartets, which, to this day, has retained a special status and reverence. Since 2012, the Elias String Quartet has been immersed in its Beethoven Project, performing all Beethoven s string quartets at venues throughout the UK. In this live recording, the ensemble captures both the intimacy and grandeur of the works.
Carpe Diem String Quartet & James Buswell - Taneyev: Complete String Quartets, Vol. 5 (2016)

Carpe Diem String Quartet & James Buswell - Taneyev: Complete String Quartets, Vol. 5
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 76:42 min | 350 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2016

This is the fifth and final volume of Carpe Diem's highly acclaimed cycle of Taneyev's nine complete string quartets which are notable not only for the composer's famed meticulous craftmanship but for their attractive lyrical sweep. Infused with the spirit of Haydn and Mozart, the harmonically adventurous Eighth Quartet includes a beautiful and romantic Adagio. The Second String Quintet is a monumental work in every sense, standing firmly alongside the later quartets.
Skampa Quartet & Krzysztof Chorzelski - Dvořák: American String Quartet & Quintet, Op. 96-97 (2017)

Skampa Quartet & Krzysztof Chorzelski - Dvořák: American String Quartet & Quintet, Op. 96-97 (2017)
Soul, Funk, Disco | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:01:13 | 140 MB
Label: Champs Hill Records

Following a very successful concert at the Music Room of Champs Hill, the renowned Škampa Quartet returned to Champs Hill to record this disc featuring Antonín Dvořák’s American String Quartet and Quintet Opp. 96-97, joined by violist Krzysztof Chorzelski for the latter. The quartet talk about their choice of repertoire: “We were seduced by the charming coincidence of both opus numbers having been destined for string quartet, while the preceding work, Op.95, happens to be nothing smaller than the monumental Symphony No. 9, the ‘New World’ Symphony.” The Škampa Quartet is among the very finest of an outstanding group of current Czech string quartets that has represented their country in major Concert Halls around the world for twenty-five years.
Mark Nowakowski, Emily Ondracek-Peterson & Voxare String Quartet - Mark Nowakowski: Blood, Forgotten (2017)

Mark Nowakowski, Emily Ondracek-Peterson & Voxare String Quartet - Mark Nowakowski: Blood, Forgotten
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 55:27 min | 215 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 05 | Rls.date: 2017

The people of Poland have lived through often impossible conditions over the last three centuries, and this album is Polish-American composer Mark Nowakowskis tribute to their spirit of survival. Songs of Forgiveness is both a meditation on anger and grief and a lamentation on the stark realities of a society riven by tragedy. Blood, Forgotten is a multimedia memorial for the victims of Nazi and Soviet aggression during World War II, the electronic soundtrack using sounds from an instrument that survived one of the concentration camps. Partly written as a memorial for Henryk Górecki, Grandfather Songs also includes the surreal element of a recording of Nowakowskis family singing the war song Hej Ulani.
Tigran Alikhanov, Moscow String Quartet - Sergey Taneyev: Piano Quintet, Op.30; Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Quartet, Op.3 (2008)

Sergey Taneyev: Piano Quintet, Op.30; Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Quartet, Op.3 (2008)
Tigran Alikhanov, piano; Moscow String Quartet

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 360 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 183 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 1001240 | Time: 01:16:34

Typically stirring and passionate Russian sounding performances of these two lyrical and popular pieces. As ever the Moscow String Quartet play with their customary musicianship and brilliance. “The performing style of Tigran Alikhanov is notable for its seriousness, careful approach to the composer’s conception and a wealth of timbral sound on the piano. The virtuosic side of Alikhanov’s art stands on a very high level” remarks pianist Nikolai Petrov.
Emerson String Quartet - Chaconnes and Fantasias: Music of Britten and Purcell (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/44]

Emerson String Quartet - Chaconnes and Fantasias: Music of Britten and Purcell (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 73:33 minutes | 671 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Emerson String Quartet releases Chaconnes and Fantasias – Music of Britten and Purcell.