Last Quartets

Nordgren - The Last Quartets (Nos. 10 & 11) (Tempera Quartet) (2010)

Nordgren - The Last Quartets (Nos. 10 & 11) (Tempera Quartet) (2010)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Image+Cue, Log | Scans | 191 MB
Label: Alba Records | TT: 48:09

Pehr Henrik Nordgren received composition lessons starting from 1958 in Helsinki and studied musicology at the university from 1962 to 1967, as well as receiving private tuition from Joonas Kokkonen from 1965 to 1969. At the Tokyo University of the Arts, he supplemented his composition studies from 1970 to 1973 with Yoshio Hasegawa and became acquainted with traditional Japanese music, which soon became an influence in his works.
Daniel Jones - Complete String Quartets (repost with CD 2 last track OK)

Daniel Jones - Complete String Quartets (repost with CD 2 last track OK)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 2 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 733 Mb
Label:Chandos - Date:1997

Impressive and ultimately accessible 20th Century quartets by Welsh composer Daniel Jones (1912-1993) performed with absolute grip and certainty by the Delme ensemble. What is most remarkable in Jones is the wide dispersion of his musical intellect. The seemingly natural variety of his compositional thinking and the depth of his concentration are staggering. And perhaps this is the best way to describe these eight works: complex "concentrations." While not paralleling contemporary downlanders like Bax, Bridge or Simpson, yet venturing much further than the prototypes of Prokofiev, Shostakovich or Bartok, but eschewing ………..

Daniel Jones - Complete String Quartets -Delmé String Quartet  Music

Posted by siouxsie55 at March 30, 2011
Daniel Jones - Complete String Quartets -Delmé String Quartet

Daniel Jones - Complete String Quartets -Delmé String Quartet
EAC | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Covers | 2 CD | 612 MB | Filesonic
XX Century Classical | Released 1997 | Label: Chandos

Impressive and ultimately accessible 20th Century quartets by Welsh composer Daniel Jones (1912-1993) performed with absolute grip and certainty by the Delme ensemble. What is most remarkable in Jones is the wide dispersion of his musical intellect. The seemingly natural variety of his compositional thinking and the depth of his concentration are staggering. And perhaps this is the best way to describe these eight works: complex "concentrations." While not paralleling contemporary downlanders like Bax, Bridge or Simpson, yet venturing much further than the prototypes of Prokofiev, Shostakovich or Bartok, but eschewing the popular trend towards minimalism, Jones establishes his own unique, thought-provoking vocabulary, very much the way Beethoven did in his last quartets.
Haydn - Kodaly Quartet - String Quartets, ''Emperor'', ''Fifths'', ''Sunrise'' (1988, Naxos # 8.550129)

Josph Haydn - Kodaly Quartet - String Quartets: "Emperor", "Fifths" & "Sunrise"
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 293 MB | Full Artwork: 30 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Naxos # 8.550129 | Country/Year: Europe 1988
Genre: Classical | Style: Viennese School

Franz Joseph Haydn: The String Quartets (22 CDs)  Music

Posted by nyatl at Sept. 17, 2010
Franz Joseph Haydn: The String Quartets (22 CDs)

Franz Joseph Haydn: The String Quartets (22 CDs)
FLAC, CUE, LOG | NO COVERS | 6,83 GB Classical | DECCA | fileserve, filesonic
Quatuor Danel - Shostakovich: The Complete String Quartets (2005) (5CD Box Set)

Quatuor Danel - Shostakovich: The Complete String Quartets (2005) (5CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 1567 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 885 mb
Classical, String Quartet | Label: Fuga Libera / FUG512

The recordings, made by Bavarian Radio between 2001 and 2005, are, if anything, classier still, with equally classy annotations by Shostakovich scholars Frans Lemaire and David Fanning.
Since fact and speculation are for once carefully defined, you won't see here the incautious revisionism of so much Shostakovich commentary.
Heath Quartet - Tchaikovsky: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 3 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Heath Quartet - Tchaikovsky: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 3 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:18 minutes | 1.14 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Heath Quartet makes its harmonia mundi début with this contrasting programme of Tchaikovsky’s String Quartets: his Quartet No. 1 (famed for its plaintive “Andante cantabile”) and the tempestuous No. 3 (dedicated to the memory of Ferdinand Laub).
Chiaroscuro Quartet - Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 20 Nos. 4-6 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Chiaroscuro Quartet - Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 20 Nos. 4-6 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 75:01 minutes | 1.32 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The so-called ‘Sun’ quartets of Joseph Haydn’s Op. 20 are often said to represent an unprecedented flowering of his string quartet writing, establishing a high watermark to which every other subsequent composer of quartets has paid homage. The six quartets are not a monument of compositional rectitude or propriety, however – it is rather their flexibility, variety and unpredictability that make them so compelling.
Escher String Quartet - Mendelssohn: String Quartets Nos. 5 & 6 (2016)

Escher String Quartet - Mendelssohn: String Quartets Nos. 5 & 6 (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 363.15 Mb | 71:17 | Scans included
Classical | Country: USA | Label: BIS (BIS-SACD-2160)

The Escher Quartet opened their traversal of Mendelssohn’s string quartets with the first and the fourth quartet, along with an unnumbered early work in E flat major, on a disc which the reviewer in The Strad summed up as a ‘A deeply rewarding release … and by any standards a distinguished one.’ The same magazine made the sequel – with the second and third quartets – its recommendation in the November issue of 2015, while the reviewer on MusicWeb-International found the performances on that disc to be ‘some of the most beautiful string quartet playing I have heard in many a day’. On the third and final disc in the series, time has come for the two final quartets, as well as the Capriccio and Fugue from the set of Four Pieces for String Quartet, Op. 81 begun on the previous instalment.
Arditti String Quartet - Abrahamsen: String Quartets 1 - 4 (2017)

Arditti String Quartet - Abrahamsen: String Quartets 1 - 4 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:08:25 | 157 MB
Label: Winter & Winter

Hans Abrahamsen is one of the most important composers of our time. The Winter & Winter production of Abrahamsen's song cycle let me tell you, released last year, is a phenomenal success of New Music. Now, Winter & Winter presents his string quartets 1, 2, 3 and 4, performed by the Arditti String Quartet, one of the most renowned string quartets of our time. Arditti interprets excellently the fascinating works of Abrahamsen.