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.
Juilliard String Quartet, Christopher Oldfather - Elliott Carter: The Four String Quartets, Duo For Violin and Piano (1991) 2CD

Elliott Carter: The Four String Quartets, Duo For Violin and Piano (1991) 2CDs
Juilliard String Quartet; Christopher Oldfather, piano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 603 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 330 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary, Avant-Garde | Label: Sony Classical | # S2K 47229 | 02:16:59

These quartets are Juilliard specialties, and anyone wanting to hear this music played with a near ideal combination of virtuosity and humanity need look no further. Carter's quartets are not for the musically faint of heart: they are uncompromisingly thorny, intricate pieces that require lots of intense, dedicated listening. Very few people doubt their seriousness–or even their claims to musical greatness–but just as few people enjoy listening to them. Perhaps this spectacular set will encourage the adventurous to give them a shot. They're worth the time.
Delray String Quartet - Richard Danielpour: String Quartets Nos. 5-7 (2018)

Delray String Quartet - Richard Danielpour: String Quartets Nos. 5-7 (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 305 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 10 | Time: 75:47 min

Each of these three quartets is informed by a particular theme: String Quartet No. 5, subtitled In Search of La vita nuova, reflects Richard Danielpours relationship with Italy over the decades, conveying a sense of journey and discovery expressed in its ultimately elliptical trajectory. Concerned with the quartet as a metaphor for family, String Quartet No. 6 explores ideas of distance, time and ultimately, leave-taking. String Quartet No. 7, subtitled Psalms of Solace, pursues the search for the Divine, successive movements taking intellect, the force of will, and romantic love as their subject before the appearance in the finale of a soprano voice.
Alban Berg Quartett - Debussy, Ravel: String Quartets, Stravinsky: 3 Pieces, Concertino, Double Canon (2001)

Alban Berg Quartett - Debussy, Ravel: String Quartets, Stravinsky: 3 Pieces, Concertino, Double Canon (2001)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:06:14 | 272 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 67551

First released in 1984 and reissued in 2001, this disc featuring the Alban Berg Quartet's recordings of the string quartets of Debussy and Ravel, as well as Stravinsky's Three Pieces, Concertino, and Double Canon for string quartet should never be out of the catalog. The Alban Berg Quartet is not necessarily the first group one would think of for this repertoire, but the performances here are consistently impressive, if somewhat uncharacteristic.

Blair String Quartet - Charles Ives: String Quartets (2006)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Jan. 12, 2018
Blair String Quartet - Charles Ives: String Quartets (2006)

Blair String Quartet - Charles Ives: String Quartets (2006)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 50:19 | 244 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.559178

It has been awhile since anyone recorded a new disc of Charles Ives' string quartets, and here the Blair String Quartet takes the plunge. He only wrote two numbered quartets that are like equivalents to night and day – the radiant, camp meeting-inspired First Quartet and the furiously punk-meets-transcendentalism Second. String Quartet No. 1, "From the Salvation Army," dates from 1898 and contains some of Ives' finest instrumental music couched in a reasonably stable and conventional style.
Ben Johnston, Kepler Quartet - String Quartets Nos. 6, 7, & 8 (2016)

Ben Johnston, Kepler Quartet - String Quartets Nos. 6, 7, & 8 (2016)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 323.10 Mb | 01:06:46 | Cover+booklet.pdf
Classical | Country: USA | Label: New World / 80730-2

The ten string quartets of Ben Johnston, written between 1951 and 1995, constitute no less than an attempt to revolutionize the medium. Only the first limits itself to conventional tuning. The others, climaxing in the astonishing Seventh Quartet of 1984, add in further microtones from the harmonic series to the point that the music seems to float in a free pitch space, unmoored from the grid of the common twelve-pitch scale. In a way, this is a return to an older conception of string quartet practice, since players used to (and often still do) intuitively adjust their tuning for maximum sonority while listening to each other's intonation.
Trio Apollon - Max Bruch: Chamber Music (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Trio Apollon - Max Bruch: Chamber Music (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 60:57 minutes | 598 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The new release by the acclaimed Trio Apollon concentrates on Max Bruch’s (1838-1920) music for clarinet, viola, and piano.In 1990, Felix Schwartz, 1st principal violist of the Staatskapelle Berlin; Matthias Glander, 1st solo clarinettist of the Staatskapelle Berlin; and Wolfgang Kühnl, professor of piano and chamber music at Berlin University joined to form the Trio Apollon. Little did they know the musical success they would experience, with 2015 marking the 25th anniversary of the ensemble, unchanged in its line-up.
Wieniawski String Quartet - Krzysztof Meyer: String Quartets Nos. 5, 6 & 8 (2009)

Wieniawski String Quartet - Krzysztof Meyer: String Quartets Nos. 5, 6 & 8 (2009)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 71:35 | 336 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.570776

Like his more famous compatriot Krzysztof Penderecki, Poland's Krzysztof Meyer experimented freely with avant-garde musical techniques early in his career before evolving towards more traditional yet still complex and challenging compositional parameters. While he has compiled a large and impressive body of orchestral and vocal work, I find his chamber music most compelling, especially his 12 string quartets, which I rate among the best written during the past four decades.