Beethoven Complete String Quartet

Ludwig van Beethoven - Complete String Quartets (Borodin Quartet)  

Posted by First Amendment at Dec. 17, 2010
Ludwig van Beethoven - Complete String Quartets (Borodin Quartet)

Ludwig van Beethoven - Complete String Quartets - Borodin Quartet
EAC Rip | Tracks | FLAC+LOG+CUE | Covers | RAR 2.32GB
8 CD | Classical | 2009 | Chandos | Playing Time: 548'54"

The Borodin String Quartet was formed in 1945 in Moscow. Cellist Valentin Berlinsky has been with the quartet since its earliest days and violinist Andrei Abramenkov joined in 1974. Igor Naidin learnt the art of quartet playing from several of the Borodins including the Quartet’s violinist, Dmitri Shebalin, whom he eventually replaced. Leader Ruben Aharonian has won prizes at several international competitions, including the Enescu, Montréal and Tchaikovsky.
Beethoven, Complete String Quartets - Alban Berg Quartet

Beethoven, Complete String Quartets - Alban Berg Quartet
Stereo | CD 3-4 from 8 CD | EAC Rip | APE, IMG+CUE+LOG & MP3 at 320 kbps CBR. | 558 MB (APE) + 330 Mb (MP3) | Covers | RAR 3% Rec.
Catalog #: AS-1485-CD | 1999
Classical - Viennese School

The quartets, like any other composition of the Titan of Bonn, are blessed with numerous recordings. Integrals or individual recordings they are the measure of artistic maturity and competence for all enssembles that thrive for greatness. There are, as always, some names that one usually meets when looking for above average interpretations: Emerson Quartett, Quartetto Italiano, Julliard Quartett, or Amadeus Quartett. All of them are important names and their interpretations have more qualities than weak points. Yet, my favorite is by far Alban Berg Quartett.
Beethoven: Complete String Quartets -  Le Quatuor Talich [BOX SET - LOSSLESS]

Beethoven: Complete String Quartets - Le Quatuor Talich [BOX SET - LOSSLESS]
EAC Rip | 7 CD | APE (tracks) + LOG, CUE + Cover | 1.9 GB
Classical | Label: Calliope France | Released: 2000 | Catalog Number: 9633 | RS&HF

The string quartet is the highest achievement of classical music. How to describe what a great string quartet is/does? Four voices that sing, simultaneously dependently and independently. Or, as someone else once said, "a conversation among four very intelligent and witty persons." After almost 200 years, Beethoven's 16 quartets still stand as the acme of the form, notwithstanding brilliant contributions from just about every important composer since. There are many wonderful performances of the Beethoven quartets available on CD, but none are more distinguished than these performances by the Talich Quartet. More than any other ensemble in my experience, the Talich's performances proclaim that intimacy is the true experience of quartet playing (and listening). Every phrase is projected with exquisite attention to the constantly shifting balance of light and shadow that is the hallmark of the greatest quartet playing. Tempos are vigorous without being rushed, rubato is applied in the subtlest way imaginable, and dynamics seem to explore impossible distinctions between pp and ppp. In short, every performance in this set invites you to carefully listen to Beethoven's musical argument as you've never listened before.
T. Beers – Amazon
Ernst Krenek - Sonare-Quartett - Complete String Quartet (1992, MDG # L 4280) [Repost / RE-UP]

Ernst Krenek - Sonare-Quartett - Complete String Quartet
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 1,26 GB | Partial Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG # L 4280 | Country/Year: Germany 1992
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century, Contemporary

”… an outstanding project of landmark proportions…MDG has produced an excellent warm, intimate, life-sized recording. The composer provides his customarily thorough and enlightening notes … Highly recommended.” (Fanfare)
Beethoven - Overtures; String Quartet Op.131 (Leonard Bernstein) (2008/1978)

Beethoven - Overtures; String Quartet Op.131 (Leonard Bernstein) (2008/1978)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 6.80 Gb (DVD9) | 92 min+6 min (bonus)
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon

"The virtuosity and unanimity of the VPO strings command the highest respect. The grave opening fugue, the brilliant scherzo and the impassioned finale sound terrific … a fabulous disc." - Gramophone
Ludwig van Beethoven - Complete String Trios (1997) [Grumiaux Trio] 2CD

Ludwig van Beethoven - Complete String Trios (1997) 2CD
Arthur Grumiaux, violin; Georges Janzer, viola; Eva Czako, Violoncello

EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 695 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 351 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | # 456 317-2 | Time: 02:18:15

Beethoven was the last great composer to write string trios, and his are the finest works of their type. Mozart hardly touched this particular combination, and Haydn wrote quite few very early works which are now completely unknown. In any case, Haydn used two violins and a cello, whereas with Beethoven the standard combination became violin, viola, and cello. These are all early works, expert examples of all that Beethoven learned from Haydn and Mozart in preparation for the writing of his first great string quartets. But far from being mere composition exercises, these are highly rewarding works on their own, and these outstanding performances make the best possible case for their claim to be ranked among Beethoven's chamber music masterpieces.

Beethoven - Complete String Trios REUP  Music

Posted by alekhno at April 29, 2010
Beethoven - Complete String Trios REUP

Beethoven - Complete String Trios REUP
Classical | EAC | FLAC, CUE, LOGS | 2 CD | Complete Artwork | 660 Mb | rs.com | 2005
Zurich String Trio

Beethoven, Complete String Quartets - Amadeus Quartet 7CD

Beethoven, Complete String Quartets - Amadeus Quartet
Stereo | 7 CD | EAC Rip | APE (tracks) | NO LOG | Booklet | 2.2 Gb | RAR 3% Rec.
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 423 473-2 | 1962
Classical - Viennese School

The untimely death of Peter Schidlof on 15 August 1987 resulted not only in the loss of a great violist: it also marked the end of an era in which, for almost 40 years, the Amadeus Quartet was one of the leading chamber music ensembles in the world. Together in the same formation for a longer time than any other string quartet, the four Amadeus members - Norbert Brainin, Siegmund Nissel, Peter Schidlof and Martin Lovett - were close both as musical colleagues and as friends in private life; and this artistic "marriage", born out of a special fate which brought the Amadeus together after the War, could not survive the loss of one of its partners. They had always agreed that if any member could no longer play, for whatever reason, the Quartet would not continue; and the cellist Martin Lovett expressed what his colleagues clearly fell when he said, "Peter is simply irreplaceable". Indeed, it would be impossible for anyone to take his place without completely changing the sound and character of the ensemble. The quality of their playing was marked by a unique sonority and homogeneity, which derived from a common "schooling" with the great violinist and teacher Max Postal. It had a flexibility that could shape a phrase for its full expressive, emotional effect: yet the members of the quartet each projected very individual and contrasting musical personalities.
Beethoven, Complete String Quartets - Quartetto Italiano 10CD

Beethoven, Complete String Quartets - Quartetto Italiano
Stereo | 10 CD | EAC Rip | APE, CUE NO LOG | 2.6 Gb | RAR 1% Rec.
Label: Philips | ASIN: B0000041LL | 1997
Classical - Viennese School

I have been listening to this set of the Beethoven quartets since the mid-70's. I never tire of these performances. I have over the years purchased other performances of the Beethoven quartets by the Emerson, Berg, Borodin, and Takacs but the QI's version is the one to which I return. There are no other performances that match the QI's for balance and crispness, detail and passion, And I have always admired Franco Rossi, the cellist, for his wonderful singing tone – especially in the Op. 59 F maj. I can only agree with the other reviewers praise of the late quartets especially the Op. 132.
Beethoven, Complete String Quartets - Quartetto Italiano CD 3-10

Beethoven, Complete String Quartets - Quartetto Italiano
Stereo | CD 3-10 from 10 CD | EAC Rip | APE, IMG+CUE NO LOG | 1.8 Gb | RAR 3% Rec.
Label: Philips | ASIN: B0000041LL | 1997
Classical - Viennese School

I have been listening to this set of the Beethoven quartets since the mid-70's. I never tire of these performances. I have over the years purchased other performances of the Beethoven quartets by the Emerson, Berg, Borodin, and Takacs but the QI's version is the one to which I return. There are no other performances that match the QI's for balance and crispness, detail and passion, And I have always admired Franco Rossi, the cellist, for his wonderful singing tone – especially in the Op. 59 F maj. I can only agree with the other reviewers praise of the late quartets especially the Op. 132.