Max Bruch String Quartets

ISOS Quartet - Max Bruch: String Quartets No. 1 & 2 (1997)  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 12, 2017
ISOS Quartet - Max Bruch: String Quartets No. 1 & 2 (1997)

ISOS Quartet - Max Bruch: String Quartets No. 1 & 2 (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 278 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: KOCH/Schwann | # 3-6486-2 H1 | Time: 00:52:48

From an early age Max Bruch had enjoyed the ideal conditions for becoming a composer: his family had considerable cultural awareness and gave him all the support he needed. He had already composed not only a (lost) symphony but a significant proportion of his chamber music while still a student. The two youthful String Quartets Op.9 in C minor and Op.10 in E major show a Romantic exuberance poured into classic and classical moulds. The members of the ISOS Quartet — Isabelle van Keulen, Katharine Gowers, Vladimir Mendelssohn and Imke Frank — know each other from several important summer festivals as Lockenhaus and Kuhmo. As their CD debut, they recorded both string quartets by Max Bruch exclusively for Koch International Schwann.

Max Bruch - String Quartets  Music

Posted by alekhno at March 6, 2010
Max Bruch - String Quartets

Max Bruch - String Quartets
Classical | EAC | FLAC, CUE, LOG | 1 CD | Covers | 307 Mb | rs.com | 1998
Mannheim String Quartet

Diogenes Quartett - Bruch: String Quartets, Op. 9 & 10 (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 2, 2017
Diogenes Quartett - Bruch: String Quartets, Op. 9 & 10 (2016)

Diogenes Quartett - Bruch: String Quartets, Op. 9 & 10 (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks - 422 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 226 MB | 01:19:56
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Release Year: 2016

This CD includes three works by Max Bruch: his String Quartet in C minor Op. 9, his String Quartet in E major Op. 10, and for the first time ever recorded, his String Quartet in C minor Op. Posth. The well known quartets, Op. 9 and Op. 10, are charming works, indicative of the composers classic style. They contain warm sonorities and catchy melodies, creating a cheerful atmosphere. In 2013 a quartet was found in the Mozart-Stiftung in Frankfurt. After extensive research, it was discovered that the quartet was by a 14-year-old Bruch. The world premiere recording is featured here. Performing these works is the German Diogenes Quartet. English and German liner notes are included with this album.
The Nash Ensemble - Max Bruch: String Octet, String Quintets (2017)

The Nash Ensemble - Max Bruch: String Octet, String Quintets (2017)
EAC FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 62:48 | 292 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA68168

The three works on this album were all written by Max Bruch at the end of his life, after World War I, when he was more than 80 years old. They were not published until after his death in 1920, and then they were forgotten due to Nazi bans on Bruch's music because of his supposed Jewish ancestry, wartime manuscript loss, and the self-serving actions of modernist gatekeepers. In the world they depict, the Great War might as well never have happened, but perhaps that is part of the point.
The Delmé Quartet - Hummel: Three String Quartets (2005) (Repost)

The Delmé Quartet - Hummel: Three String Quartets (2005)
XLD | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:18:01 | 339 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: 55166

It is certainly unfair to judge Johann Nepomuk Hummel's modest String Quartets, Op. 30, against Beethoven's incalculably greater oeuvre, but any consideration of these works inevitably leads to comparisons. Hummel's conservative and inoffensive quartets go no further than the models established by Haydn and Mozart, and while Beethoven's developments of the form in the Op. 18 quartets were probably known to Hummel, he could not have been expected to absorb or use them, indeed, the magnitude of Beethoven's accomplishments eluded most of his contemporaries for decades.
Nils Mönkemeyer - William Walton, Max Bruch, Arvo Pärt (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Nils Mönkemeyer - William Walton, Max Bruch, Arvo Pärt (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 58:45 minutes | 571 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

For his new album, Nils Mönkemeyer chose works by William Walton, Max Bruch, and Arvo Pärt. The album starts with Walton’s Viola Concerto and continues with two of Bruch’s compositions: Mönkemeyer recorded Bruch’s Romance for Viola and Orchestra as well as an arrangement of his “Kol Nidrei” (originally for cello and orchestra). Finally, the album contains Pärt’s “Fratres”, arranged for viola, string orchestra and percussion. Mönkemeyer’s musical partners for the recording were the Bamberger Symphoniker conducted by Markus Poschner.
The Nash Ensemble - Bruch: String Quintets & Octet (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

The Nash Ensemble - Bruch: String Quintets & Octet (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 62:44 minutes | 1.06 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Music which belies the date and circumstances of its composition. All three works were written in the immediate aftermath of World War I, yet inhabit a sound world of Brahmsian richness and warmth—very much the product of the composer of the famous Violin Concerto. The Nash Ensemble are ideal interpreters.
Quartetto Italiano - Debussy, Ravel: String Quartets (2000) (Repost)

Quartetto Italiano - Debussy, Ravel: String Quartets (2000)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 00:56:43 | 290 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 464 360-2

This venerable recording by the Italian Quartet from 1965 was, for many years, the standard reference copy of both works either individually or as a coupling. One of the considerable virtues of this group of players was that they could always be relied upon to play in tune and to play with musicianship. The competition was not so strong as it is today as many of the alternative groups simply could not deliver accuracy in tuning (or even worse, the notes). This was rarely commented upon in review magazines at the time, a source of complete bemusement for me, but as one who was expected to play in tune I found listening to string chamber music almost beyond bearing for much of the time - except for this group.
Shostakovich - The Shostakovich Quartet - Complete String Quartets (2010) (Box Set 5CD)

Shostakovich - The Shostakovich Quartet - Complete String Quartets (2010) (Box Set 5CD)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers | 1793 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 899 mb
Classical, Chamber Music | Label: Alto - ALC 5002

The staying power of the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich’s string quartets rivals that of his symphonies. His quartets are deeply personal works – intensely autobiographical, confessional, intimate, intensely emotional – and among the most insightful works in the quartet repertoire.
Beethoven - Emerson String Quartet - The String Quartets (1997) (7CD Box set) {Deutsche Grammophon}

Beethoven - Emerson String Quartet - The String Quartets (1997) (7CD Box set)
XLD Rip | (tracks+.cue, log) | Front cover only | 2122 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1157 mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon - 447 075-2

The Beethoven quartets have always been at the cote of the Emerson Quartet's repertoire, and over the years it has honed its playing of these works to a fine degree. Here in this new set we encounter exaltation, immaculate playing and ensemble precision of awesome proportions (typically, first and second violinists often swap their roles). The Emerson is perhaps the best rehearsed quartet of our century. The playing is not only flawless technically, but reflects a careful study of the music, both formally and in the players' intense preoccupation with textual matters. The recording of this set is also spectacular.