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)

Eroica Quartet - Mendelssohn: String Quartets, Vol. 3 (2005)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Oct. 21, 2016
Eroica Quartet - Mendelssohn: String Quartets, Vol. 3 (2005)

Eroica Quartet - Mendelssohn: String Quartets, Vol. 3 (2005)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log, scans) | Covers Included + pdf Booklet | 01:11:03 | 346 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMU 907288

Finally, Mendelssohn's string quartets are hitting the big time. Over the past decade, there have been more and, for the most part, better recordings of his quartets that at any time in history. Think of the Alban Berg Quartet's brilliantly bracing recording or the Quatuor Mosaïques' fervently soulful recording. Of course, there have also been some fairly mediocre recordings – think of the Emerson's recklessly energetic recording – and merely passable recordings – think of the Henschel's hastily enthusiastic recording.
W. A. Mozart - Ensemble 415 / Banchini - String Quintets K.515 & K.516 (1994/2009 Harmonia Mundi # HMA 1951512)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - String Quintets K.515 & K.516
Ensemble 415 / Chiara Banchini
EAC+LOG+CUE | WV: 298 MB | Full Artwork: 145 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Harmonia Mundi # HMA 1951512 | Country/Year: France 1994, 2009
Genre: Classical | Style: Viennese School

"Ensemble 415 is a chamber ensemble devoted largely to the performance of Baroque music on period instruments. The numerical reference in the group's name derives from the pitch used for tuning instruments in the Baroque era. In performing chamber music, Ensemble 415 consists of just a few players, but for larger compositions, the number expands to a minimum of 13 and can reach up to as high as 40 performers. The ensemble's repertory has been broad over the years, taking in many Baroque standards by J.S. Bach, Vivaldi, and Handel, as well as lesser known fare by Muffat and others…"
Escher String Quartet - Mendelssohn: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 4 (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Escher String Quartet - Mendelssohn: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 4 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 80:10 minutes | 1,56 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Covers & Digital booklet

Founded in 2005, the Escher String Quartet is still a young ensemble as string quartets go. It has nevertheless become established as one of the most exciting quartets around, both in its home country, the U.S.A., and elsewhere, recently being shortlisted for a BBC Music Magazine Award. With their début disc on BIS, the Eschers launch a three-disc cycle of Mendelssohn's string quartets…
Mendelssohn: String Quartet Op. 12; String Quintet Op. 18 (2009)

Mendelssohn: String Quartet Op. 12; String Quintet Op. 18 (2009)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 290 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Praga | Catalog Number: 250252

Two works completed before the composer turned 23. Schumann asserted: "he is the Mozart of the 19th century, he is the brightest composer of the age, and he comprehends, with finest humour, the contradictions of our time more clearly than anyone, so that he is the first to reconcile them".
Brahms: String Quintets - Lawrence Power, Takacs Quartet (2014)

Brahms: String Quintets - Lawrence Power, Takacs Quartet (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 254 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67900

The Takács Quartet have been recently described as ‘one of the world’s most distinguished ensembles’. Here they collaborate with Britain’s greatest living viola player, Lawrence Power, who with his long association with The Nash Ensemble among others has also proved himself a remarkable chamber musician.
Mozart - Complete String Quintets for 2 Violins 2 Violas & Violoncello (Kuijken String Quartet & Ryo Terakado) (2003)

Mozart - Complete String Quintets for 2 Violins 2 Violas & Violoncello (Kuijken String Quartet & Ryo Terakado) (2003)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Image+Cue, Log | Scans | 973 MB
Label: DENON | TT: 199'57"

Kuijken was born in Dilbeek, near Brussels. He was a member of the Alarius Ensemble of Brussels between 1964 and 1972 and formed La Petite Bande in 1972. Since 1971 he has taught Baroque violin at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and the Koninklijk Muziekconservatorium in Brussels. He is noted for using the older technique of resting the violin on the shoulder without a shoulder rest, rather than held under the chin. He is a member of the Kuijken String Quartet, which he formed in 1986. In recent years, he has also performed as conductor of symphonies of the Romantic era.

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

Posted by Sowulo at Jan. 9, 2014
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.
Roger Sessions, Samuel Rhodes, Walter Mays - String Quintets & String Quartet

Roger Sessions, Samuel Rhodes, Walter Mays - String Quintets & String Quartet
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 280 Mb
Label: Albany - Date: 2003

Acclaimed by the San Francisco Chronicle as "one of the great quartets of our times," the Pro Arte Quartet has enjoyed a long and distinguished career as one of the most enduring string quartets in existence. Founded in Brussels in 1912 by violinist Alphonse Annou and violist Germain Prevost, the Pro Arte became the court quartet to Queen Elisabeth of Belgium. Its world reputation soared with a European tour in 1919, earning the …..
Beethoven: String Quintets Op 4 & 29 - Buntrock, Leipziger Streichquartett (2011)

Beethoven: String Quintets Op 4 & 29 - Buntrock, Leipziger Streichquartett (2011)
X Lossless Decoder | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 342 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG | Catalog Number: 3071715

Beethoven's two string quintets are among his least-played major works. This is perhaps understandable in the case of the String Quintet in E flat major, Op. 4, which is based on a serenade from the composer's early Bonn years. That's interesting enough in itself, for it places you inside the expansion of Beethoven's creative capabilities when he came under Haydn's tutelage in Vienna (although this work sounds more like Mozart than Haydn). The String Quintet in C major, Op. 29, was composed in 1800 and 1801, and its absence from the mainstream repertoire is harder to explain.