Mendelssohn String Quintets Laredo, Kavafian, Ohyama, Kashkashian, Robinson

Marlboro Festival Members - Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: String Quintets (1978) CD Reissue 1990

Marlboro Festival Members - Felix Mendelssohn: String Quintets (1978) CD Reissue 1990
Jaime Laredo, Ani Kavafian, Heiichiro Ohyama, Kim Kashkashian, Sharon Robinson

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 329 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: CBS/Sony Classical | # MPK 45883 | Time: 01:00:37

An exceptionally fine performance of the Mendelssohn string quintets by Jaime Laredo, Ani Kavafian, Heiichiro Ohyama, Kim Kashkashian and Sharon Robinson can be found on CD45883 (61 minutes: ADD). These are rhythmically alert and spirited readings, played with great charm and eloquence. They are an especially welcome addition to a catalogue that sports no rival version of No. 1 and only one of No. 2. The 1978 recording is one of the best in the batch, exceptionally well balanced with a fine feeling of depth and presence. Strongly recommended. (Gramophone)
Cecilia String Quartet - Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartets, Op.44 Nos. 1, 2 (2015)

Cecilia String Quartet - Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartets, Op.44 Nos. 1, 2 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 260 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Analekta | # AN29844 | 00:45:05

GRAMOPHONE Magazine Editor's Choice - February 2016. The Cecilia String Quartet's performances have been hailed as “powerful” (Chicago Sun- Times) and their Analekta albums were acclaimed for their “deeply felt imperativeness” (The Strad), and applauded for “unleashing the music’s ecstasy and angst” (Gramophone Magazine). For this new recording, the CSQ chose to record two of the three quartets of Felix Mendelssohn's Op. 44, which are the centrepiece of his mature string quartets. He wrote them in the years 1837-38, starting composition at the age of 28, when his fame in the international musical community was rapidly growing. Elegant and irresistible!
Quatuor Voce, Lise Berthaud - Mozart, Brahms: String Quintets (2015)

Quatuor Voce, Lise Berthaud - Mozart, Brahms: String Quintets (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 60:11 | 287 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | Catalog: Alpha 214

After its first two recordings, devoted to Schubert then Beethoven, highly praised and recommended by the critics (both ffff in Télérama, recommended by The Strad…), this eclectic, innovative quartet is now celebrating its tenth anniversary by tackling the string quintets of Mozart and Brahms. These two scores, representative of the culmination of a career in the case of Brahms and, for Mozart, the end of a life, are sustained by vigorous inspiration and frothing energy.
Salomon String Quartet, Simon Whistler - Mozart: String Quintets (1996)

Salomon String Quartet, Simon Whistler - Mozart: String Quintets (1996)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 02:29:00 | 599 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDD22005

Since its formation in 1982 the Salomon String Quartet has established its position as one of the world's leading ensembles specialising in the historical performance of the classical string quartet repertoire. The quartet has toured extensively in Europe, the USA, the Far East, Israel and Australia as well as making regular appearances at British music societies and festivals. It has made many records for Hyperion and given numerous radio and television broadcasts. In addition to the music of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, which forms the basis of its repertoire, the Salomon Quartet has always been committed to the exploration and performance of the wealth of quartet music written by their contemporaries.

Mozart - String Quintets (Grumiaux Trio) [1991]  Music

Posted by Aregak at Dec. 21, 2016
Mozart - String Quintets (Grumiaux Trio) [1991]

Mozart - String Quintets (Grumiaux Trio) [1991]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 3cd, 801 MB
Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog Number: 422511 | TT: 2 Hours 50 Min

Together with the Talich Quartet’s accounts on Calliope, these Mozart string quintets with Arthur Grumiaux and friends represent the best currently available choices. Since the Grumiaux version was released in 1973 it has remained a stalwart of the catalog, and was previously released as part of Philips’ grandiose Complete Mozart Edition in 1991 and later was included with other chamber works in a pair of Duos issued in 1997. The analog sound has held up well compared to current standards and is perfectly acceptable, placing the musicians in a natural, believable sound-stage.
The Gringolts Quartet, Christian Poltéra - Taneyev, Glazunov: String Quintets (2016)

The Gringolts Quartet, Christian Poltéra - Taneyev, Glazunov: String Quintets (2016)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 01:05:04 | 160 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS

Fine works by any standards, the two string quintets on this disc become even more significant in light of the marginal role accorded to chamber music in the flowering of Russian music during the second half of the 19th century. The common goal of many composers of the period was the creation of a national musical idiom based on Russian folk song, and to them chamber music seemed far too abstract as well as too closely associated with German traditions. There were of course exceptions, and Alexander Glazunov is an obvious example: never a dogmatic nationalist he was himself a competent amateur cellist who learned his craft by playing chamber music, and composed a number of chamber works: in his worklist the Quintet in A major appears between the third and the fourth of his seven string quartets.

Mendelssohn - The Complete Masterpieces (CD 18 & 19)  Music

Posted by joway at May 3, 2009
Mendelssohn - The Complete Masterpieces (CD 18 & 19)

Mendelssohn - The Complete Masterpieces (CD 18 & 19)
RCA Red Seal, 2009 | FLAC, CUE, LOG, Scans | 2 CD, 567Mb (RS)

Anonymous - Brahms: String Quintets (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at April 22, 2017
Anonymous - Brahms: String Quintets (2017)

Anonymous - Brahms: String Quintets
Classical, Chamber Music | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 59:04 min | 246 MB
Label: PentaTone | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2017

Radiant, expansive, lyrical and utterly compelling, Brahms's richly rewarding string quintets are exuberantly unleashed by the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne Chamber Players in this album.
Salzburger Haydn-Quintett - Michael Haydn: Complete String Quintets (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Salzburger Haydn-Quintett - Michael Haydn: Complete String Quintets (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 135:53 minutes | 2.39 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The compositions of Joseph Haydn's lesser known brother, Michael, have long been a special focus for CPO. Following the symphonies, the label are now dedicating themselves to a group of five works for a quintet ensemble consisting of two violins, two violas, and basso. The score is interpreted by the Haydn Quintet of Salzburg and its first violinist Hiro Kurosaki, on historical instruments in the Kuenburg Palais in the heart of Salzburg.
Escher String Quartet - Mendelssohn: String Quartets Nos. 2 & 3 (2015)

Escher String Quartet - Mendelssohn: String Quartets Nos. 2 & 3 (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 71:51 | 368 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS-SACD-1990

In 1827, when writing his Quartet in A minor, Op.13, the 18-year-old Felix Mendelssohn was especially interested in Beethovens late quartets at a time when these works were generally written off as confused fantasies of a deaf musician. Mendelssohn's debt to Beethoven is evident in the important role of polyphonic techniques, particularly in the focus on cyclical connections between movements. Ten years on, Mendelssohn composed the three quartets, Op. 44, the D major quartet that closes the present disc the last of these to be completed; on publication, however, Mendelssohn placed it first in the set. Besides the seven complete quartets, Mendelssohn also wrote four individual string quartet movements. These were gathered together and published posthumously as op. 81, and on this second volume of their complete Mendelssohn cycle the Escher Quartet perform two of these pieces, both conceived in August 1847, shortly before the composers death.