Debussy Ravel Quartet

Quartetto Italiano - Debussy, Ravel: String Quartets (2000) (Repost)

Quartetto Italiano - Debussy, Ravel: String Quartets (2000)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 00:56:43 | 290 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 464 360-2

This venerable recording by the Italian Quartet from 1965 was, for many years, the standard reference copy of both works either individually or as a coupling. One of the considerable virtues of this group of players was that they could always be relied upon to play in tune and to play with musicianship. The competition was not so strong as it is today as many of the alternative groups simply could not deliver accuracy in tuning (or even worse, the notes). This was rarely commented upon in review magazines at the time, a source of complete bemusement for me, but as one who was expected to play in tune I found listening to string chamber music almost beyond bearing for much of the time - except for this group.
Pro Arte Quartet – Pro Arte Quartet Play Debussy, Ravel & Fauré (1995)

Pro Arte Quartet – Pro Arte Quartet Play Debussy, Ravel & Fauré (1995)
Classical/late romantic/early 20th century | FLAC lossless | cusheets+log | covers+booklet | 1h18m | 351mb
Label: Biddulph Recordings | cat. no. LAB 105
Takacs Quartet, Marc-Andre Hamelin - Cesar Franck: Piano Quintet; Claude Debussy: String Quartet (2016)

César Franck - Piano Quintet; Claude Debussy - String Quartet (2016)
Takács String Quartet; Marc-André Hamelin, piano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 252 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb (incl 5%)
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68061 | Time: 01:02:23 | Booklet included

Franck’s Piano Quintet and Debussy’s String Quartet make an apt and unusual coupling, each work its composer’s only, unsurpassable, contribution to the genre. Both receive authoritative performances from Marc-André Hamelin and the Takács Quartet.
Takács Quartet & Marc-André Hamelin - Franck: Piano Quintet; Debussy: String Quartet (2016) [TR24][OF]

Takács Quartet & Marc-André Hamelin - Franck: Piano Quintet; Debussy: String Quartet
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 62:18 min | 1.04 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Hyperion | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2016

Marc-André Hamelin and the Takács Quartet follow up their 2016 Grammy nominated recording of Shostakovich with a program featuring Franck's Piano Quintet and Debussy's String Quartet. These authoritative performances make an unusual yet apt coupling as each work respectively is the composer's only, unsurpassable, contribution to a genre.
Britten / Debussy / Ravel & Others - Robert Shaw Festival Singers - Appear & Inspire (1996, Telarc # CD-80408) [RE-UP]

Britten / Debussy / Ravel & Others - Robert Shaw Festival Singers - Appear & Inspire
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 198 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Telarc # CD-80408 | Country/Year: US 1996
Genre: Classical | Style: Vocal

The great contribution of Robert Shaw to choral music has brought the listener to expect that nearly any recording or live performance under Shaw's direction will be thoroughly stunning, refreshing and performed with remarkable musical insight…
Debussy, Ravel - String Quartets - Emerson String Quartet (1986)

Debussy, Ravel - String Quartets - Emerson String Quartet (1986)
EAC+LOG+CUE | Flac (image) | 1 CD | Size: 263 MB | scans 600dpi | FP, RS, OR
Genre: Classical | Label: DG Masters | Release Date: 09/19/1995 | TT 53:03 min. | Catalog #: 445509

The Debussy and Ravel string quartets stand–along with some of Faure and Franck's chamber music–among the most elegant, refined pieces of music ever written: the perfect accompaniment for tea, madeleines and the emembrance of things past. It is hard to imagine anyone playing this music better than the Emerson String Quartet.

Libor Novacek, piano - Janacek, Debussy, Ravel, Martinu  Music

Posted by DentonW at Sept. 15, 2011
Libor Novacek, piano - Janacek, Debussy, Ravel, Martinu

Libor Novacek, piano - Works by Janacek, Debussy, Ravel, Martinu
EAC (FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG) | Complete Scans 600 dpi | 1CD, 237 MB + 17 MB (.rar 3% rec.) | FS and RS
Classical | Landor Records LAN 274, United Kingdom 2006

VA - Franck, Debussy, Ravel: Chamber Works (1990)  Music

Posted by pgf000 at Nov. 10, 2010
VA - Franck, Debussy, Ravel: Chamber Works (1990)

VA - Franck, Debussy, Ravel: Chamber Works (1990)
Kyung-Wha Chung (Artist), Radu Lupu (Artist), Osian Ellis (Artist), Melos Ensembel (Artist)
EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | 260 MB | no scans
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 154 MB
Classical/Violin/Piano | DECCA | 66:56

Radu Lupu recorded batches of Mozart and Schubert violin sonatas with the great violinist Szymon Goldberg (regrettably unavailable at present, but watch for them). This seems to be his only other recording of violin sonatas with someone else. Kyung Wha Chung is a powerful virtuoso who can play all the great showpieces, but she scales down her approach to express the muted beauty of the Debussy. Of course, she gives a powerful, extroverted reading to the Franck Sonata, which demands such an approach. Lupu collaborates all the way in both expressive worlds. The additional Debussy and Ravel, from a 1962 LP, are tasty bonuses.

Debussy & Ravel: String Quartets / Quartetto Italiano (2001)  Music

Posted by Benzok at Oct. 24, 2010
Debussy & Ravel: String Quartets / Quartetto Italiano (2001)

Debussy & Ravel: String Quartets / Quartetto Italiano (2001)
EAC rip | APE, log, cue, no covers | RAR Rec. 3% | 283 MB | hotfile, filesonic
Classical | Label: Philips | Time: 56:40

The Quartetto Italiano is regarded as one of the finest string quartets of the twentieth century. The group generally focused on quartet-only repertory, avoiding performance with guest artists of quintets and other larger compositions.
Debussy: The Great Composers. Around the Debussy String Quartet  (DVD)

Debussy - The Great Composers. Around the Debussy String Quartet (DVD)
DVD PAL | Video 720x480 (4:3) | Audio: Dolby AC3 & DTS 48000 kHz | 3.4 GB
Label: Brilliant Classics, 2005 | Serie: Great Composers | 47 min. 53 sec.
Language: English, Nederlans, Le Français, Deutsch

As Romanticism was replaced with Impressionism in the early 20th century, Claude Debussy became its most influential composer, breaking with traditional form and harmony. This documentary explores Debussy's life and work, evoking the tumultuous times that gave rise to his progressive and innovative music. Structured around his String Quartet, this release evokes the Paris literary salons and café life within which Debussy moved, with directors Benoit Pilon and Bernar Hébert delivering a poetic interpretation that perfectly suits the poetry of the music.