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.
Prazak Quartet - Beethoven: The String Quartets (2006) (7CD box Set, SACD)

Pražák Quartet - Beethoven: The String Quartets (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers (front, back) | 2.21 Gb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1.14 Gb
Classical | Label: Praga Digitals / PRD/DSD 350 013

Beethoven's String Quartets are well known for their inventiveness. The mold of the string quartet form, established by Haydn, was shattered by Beethoven's profound expression and expansion of the "rules." Between 1999 and 2003, the renowned Pražák Quartet recorded all of the Beethoven string quartets, and this match of program and performers is one made in heaven.
Diogenes Quartet - Schubert: Complete String Quartets, Vol.1 (2012) (Repost)

Diogenes Quartet - Schubert: Complete String Quartets, Vol.1 (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:16 | 300 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog: 94315

A prestigious project: the recording of the complete string quartets of Franz Schubert, by the German Diogenes Quartet. Volume 1 offers one masterpiece, the famous Rosamunde Quartet in A minor, and the early quartet in D major D94. Schubert’s String Quartets count among the most frequently performed quartets of the repertoire (only rivalled by Beethoven). These works express Schubert’s superb gift as a melodist within the classical structure of a string quartet, unique creations of romantic content and classical form.
Joseph Joachim Quartet - Schuster: String Quartets Nos. 1-6 (2017)

Joseph Joachim Quartet - Schuster: String Quartets Nos. 1-6
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 59:22 min | 268 MB
Label: Pan Classics | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2017

Joseph Schuster (1748-1812), born in Dresden, was best known in his day for his church music and operas. These six quartets date from 1780. They are commissioned by the Marquis Giuseppe Ximenes, a keen amateur violinist living in Padua, who had earlier given the young Mozart the commission for his oratorio La Betulia Liberata.
Beethoven - The "Middle Period" String Quartets - Alban Berg Quartett (2016) {2CD Warner Classics rec 1978-1979}

Beethoven - The "Middle Period" String Quartets - Alban Berg Quartett (2016) {2CD Warner Classics rec 1978-1979}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 648 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 358 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 86 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1978-79, 2016 Warner Classics / Parlophone | 0825646767700
Classical / String Quartet

The Quartet's repertoire was centered on the Viennese classics, but with a serious emphasis on the 20th century. It was the stated goal of the quartet to include at least one modern work in each performance. Their repertoire spanned from Early Classicism, Romanticism, to the Second Viennese School (Berg, Schoenberg, Webern), Bartуk and embraced many contemporary composers. This took expression not the least in personal statements by composers like Witold Lutoslawski and Luciano Berio, of whom the former said: "Personally I am indebted to the Alban Berg Quartet for an unforgettable event. Last year in Vienna, they played my quartet in a way such as will never be likely equaled."
Stenhammar Quartet - Kabalevsky: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 (2017)

Stenhammar Quartet - Kabalevsky: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 62:54 min | 298 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2017

Dmitri Kabalevsky only composed two string quartets. His first quartet of 1928 from his late study years with Nikolai Yakovievich Myaskovsky is a work structured with great refinement not only fulfilling academic requirements but also representing a remarkably independent achievement. His second quartet from the period immediately after World War II very dramatically reflects the events of the preceding years. Here, Kabalevsky produced a work of extraordinary eloquence with a clear per aspera ad astra arising from the horrors of the war.
Pavel Haas Quartet - Prokofiev: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2, Sonata for two Violins (2009)

Pavel Haas Quartet - Prokofiev: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2, Sonata for two Violins (2009)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:00:40 | 297 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Supraphon | Catalog: 39572

The Pavel Haas Quartet, one of the very finest chamber ensembles of the present time, earned for their first two CDs (Janáček, Pavel Haas) numerous prestigious accolades (Classic FM Gramophone Award, BBC Music Magazine Award, Cannes MIDEM Classical Award, etc.). With the Prokofiev pieces featured on this album the Quartet has for the first time entered the field of the Russian (or, if you will, international) repertoire.
The Lark Quartet, Gary Graffman - Alfred Schnittke: String Quartets 2 & 3, Piano Quintet (1998)

The Lark Quartet, Gary Graffman - Alfred Schnittke: String Quartets 2 & 3, Piano Quintet (1998)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 69:00 | 333 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Arabesque Recordings | Catalog: Z6707

The young, American, all-female Lark Quartet have been gathering prizes and critical encomia over the past ten years or so, and these sensitively prepared performances of three of Schnittke’s most memorable chamber pieces show just why. I’m pretty sure I’ve not heard a better focused or more full-blooded account of the Second Quartet, nor one which held my attention more consistently.