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

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.

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.
Michael Halasz, Staatskapelle Weimar - Max Bruch: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2 (2010) [Re-Up]

Michael Halász, Staatskapelle Weimar - Max Bruch: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2 (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 268 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.570994 | Time: 01:01:05

There's little competition for the best recordings of Bruch's symphonies, but what competition there is is stiff, very, very stiff. On one side, there are Kurt Masur's opulent accounts with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchester from the late '80s, on the other, there are James Conlon's urgent readings with the Gurzenich-Orchester Kölner Philharmoniker from the mid-'90s. And yet Michael Halász and the Staatskapelle Weimar have found a way to top them both by delivering performances of surpassing warmth and beauty that still have unstoppable drive and momentum in this 2008 recording of Bruch's First and Second symphonies. One is reminded here and there of the composer of the famous violin concertos, but for the most part, Halász turns in performances of such conviction and authority that it makes one think Bruch's reputation as a symphonist has been seriously underestimated for the past century and a half. Captured in clear, colorful digital sound, this disc deserves to be heard by all fans of 19th century German symphonic music.
Quatuor Ruggieri - George Onslow: String Quartets (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Quatuor Ruggieri - George Onslow: String Quartets (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 62:12 minutes | 981 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Referred to as the „French Beethoven“, George Onslow (1784-1853) lived through the First Empire and the Restoration, imposing himself by clearing the way, to a degree, for chamber music, which was little practiced in France at the time.
Quatuor Debussy - Shostakovich: String Quartets (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Quatuor Debussy - Shostakovich: String Quartets (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 69:45 minutes | 1.23 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The Debussy string quartet, French specialist in the Shostakovich quartet’s performance, is continuing the exploration of those master-pieces. With the “Opus” show, created with the Australian contemporary circus company CIRCA, the Debussy String Quartet musicians have taken another look on four of the quartet’s corpus of the Russian master:
Quatuor Cambini-Paris - Gounod: Complete String Quartets (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Quatuor Cambini-Paris - Gounod: Complete String Quartets (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 106:08 minutes | 1.68 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

On the occasion of the bicentenary of Charles Gounod’s birth, this first complete string quartet (including two unpublished ones) on period instruments reveals an unknown part of his production, dominated by vocal music. Composer of the very end of the 19th century, Gounod and his five quartets are the worthy heir of the Viennese classicism tradition. The lyrical accents of the Quartet in G minor or the airy lightness of the Scherzo of the Petit Quatuor evoke nothing less than the names of Schubert and Mendelssohn. The musicians of the Quatuor Cambini-Paris (Julien Chauvin, Karine Crocquenoy, Pierre-Éric Nimylowycz and Atsushi Sakaï) gracefully reproduce these pages, full of gravity and sweetness.

Auryn Quartett - Haydn: String Quartets Op.50 (2CD) (2009)  Music

Posted by Domestos at April 21, 2018
Auryn Quartett - Haydn: String Quartets Op.50 (2CD) (2009)

Auryn Quartett - Haydn: String Quartets Op.50 (2CD) (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 314.04 Mb + 292.85 Mb | 77:23 + 70:28 | Cover
Classical | Label: Tacet - Tacet 185

Daß Partitur und Partitur nicht dasselbe ist, mag eine Binsenweisheit sein, eine folgenreiche allerdings. Im Zeitalter nicht nur der Verwissenschaftlichung der Noten-Edition, sondern auch der historischen Aufführungspraxis droht selbst wissenschaftlich fundierten Gesamtausgaben das „Verfallsdatum“: neue Erkenntnisse, neue Schriftdeutungen, das Auffinden verschollen geglaubter Autographe – all dies fließt in die Editionspraxis ein, und selbst scheinbar problemlose Klassikerausgaben werden fragwürdig oder gar dubios.

Auryn Quartett - Haydn: String Quartets Op.17 (2CD) (2009)  Music

Posted by Domestos at April 17, 2018
Auryn Quartett - Haydn: String Quartets Op.17 (2CD) (2009)

Auryn Quartett - Haydn: String Quartets Op.17 (2CD) (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 306.11 Mb + 282.75 Mb | 74:16 + 66:45 | Cover
Classical | Label: Tacet - Tacet 175

Like Op. 9, the Op. 17 quartets receive little attention not because there’s anything wrong with them, but because they were eclipsed by Haydn’s later masterpieces in the genre, from Op. 20 on. Still, they contain magnificent music and were enormously popular in their day. Certainly this is the finest recording of them yet to appear.