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Beethoven - Emerson String Quartet - The String Quartets (1997) (7CD Box set) {Deutsche Grammophon}

Beethoven - Emerson String Quartet - The String Quartets (1997) (7CD Box set)
XLD Rip | (tracks+.cue, log) | Front cover only | 2122 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1157 mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon - 447 075-2

The Beethoven quartets have always been at the cote of the Emerson Quartet's repertoire, and over the years it has honed its playing of these works to a fine degree. Here in this new set we encounter exaltation, immaculate playing and ensemble precision of awesome proportions (typically, first and second violinists often swap their roles). The Emerson is perhaps the best rehearsed quartet of our century. The playing is not only flawless technically, but reflects a careful study of the music, both formally and in the players' intense preoccupation with textual matters. The recording of this set is also spectacular.
Mannheim String Quartet - Raff: String Quartets Nos. 2, 3, 4 & 8 (2015)

Mannheim String Quartet - Raff: String Quartets Nos. 2, 3, 4 & 8 (2015)
Classical | MP3 320kbps CBR | 2 CDs | 292 MB
Label: CPO | Catalog Number: 777004 | Rls.date: 30th March 2015

Joachim Raff’s contemporaries valued him as an expert in the history of music and art and as a composer who wove together three-part counterpoint with ease, producing richly coloured instrumentations. Following cpo’s releases of some of Raff’s symphonies and his piano trios, the label now turn to his String Quartets Nos. 2, 3, 4, and 8. These works chart an extraordinary period of the composer’s artistic growth - after writing his second quartet in 1857, some ten years passed before he continued composing for quartet ensemble. During the intervening years Raff had established himself in Wiesbaden, and his productivity had enabled him to make a name for himself as a composer of symphonies, piano and chamber music, and vocal works.
Blue Chamber Quartet - Chick Corea: Children's Songs (2009, Stockfisch # SFR 357.4067.2) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO} [RE-UP]

Blue Chamber Quartet - Chick Corea: Children's Songs
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 2,36 GB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: Stockfisch Records # SFR 357.4067.2 | Country/Year: Germany 2009 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Jazz, Classical | Style: Contemporary Jazz, Chamber Music

"…The music works beautifully in this arrangement by group member Thomas Schindl, scored for piano, harp, vibraphone, and double bass, along with a part for guest percussionist Sven von Samson. The colorful and unusual instrumentation creates an even broader expressive palette than the piano version, and the evocative percussion atmospherics that surround some of the pieces add about 10 minutes to the total duration of the suite. The playing is delicate and spirited throughout, and the sound quality of the SACD is balanced and detailed." ~allmusicguide
Blue Chamber Quartet - Chick Corea: Children's Songs (2009, Stockfisch # SFR 357.4067.2) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip} [RE-UP]

Blue Chamber Quartet - Chick Corea: Children's Songs
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 181 MB | Full Artwork: 107 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Stockfisch Records # SFR 357.4067.2 | Country/Year: Germany 2009 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Jazz, Classical | Style: Contemporary Jazz, Chamber Music

"…The music works beautifully in this arrangement by group member Thomas Schindl, scored for piano, harp, vibraphone, and double bass, along with a part for guest percussionist Sven von Samson. The colorful and unusual instrumentation creates an even broader expressive palette than the piano version, and the evocative percussion atmospherics that surround some of the pieces add about 10 minutes to the total duration of the suite. The playing is delicate and spirited throughout, and the sound quality of the SACD is balanced and detailed." ~allmusicguide
The Danish String Quartet - Wood Works (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88.2]

The Danish String Quartet - Wood Works (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 49:22 minutes | 836 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Danish String Quartet's love of traditional Scandinavian folk music is becoming as well known as the quartet's masterly approach to the classical repertoire. Now the renowned ensemble, at present house quartet at both New York's Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society and BBC Radio 3, is releasing the album "Wood Works", present their favourite melodies from Nordic folk music – including the 400 years old bridal music from the island of Fanø that has spread far and wide as a video with over 50,000 plays on YouTube and Vimeo.
The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Jazz Goes To College (1954) {2009, Remastered} Repost / New Rip

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Jazz Goes To College (1954)
EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 246 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 141 Mb
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Cool Jazz, West Coast Jazz | Columbia / Legacy / Sony Music #88697569632

Dave Brubeck (piano) began his Columbia Records association on a second album of material that his quartet had cut during its spring of 1954 tour of North American college campuses, Paul and Dave's Jazz Interwoven (1954) being the first. Joining Brubeck are Paul Desmond (alto sax), Bob Bates (bass), and Joe Dodge (drums), whose support of Brubeck is uniformly flawless, ultimately producing what many consider as the most memorable music in the artist's cannon. "Balcony Rock" commences the platter from sides documented at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor…
Emerson String Quartet - Tchaikovsky & Borodin: String Quartet No.1&2 (1986) {Deutsche Grammophon}

Emerson String Quartet - Tchaikovsky & Borodin: String Quartet No.1&2 (1986) {Deutsche Grammophon}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 224MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 123MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical

The String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Opus 11, was Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's first completed string quartet of three string quartets, published during his lifetime. (An earlier attempt had been abandoned after the first movement had been completed.) Composed in February 1871, it was premiered in Moscow on 16/28 March 1871 by four members of the Russian Musical Society: Ferdinand Laub and Ludvig Minkus, violins; Pryanishnikov, viola; and Wilhelm Fitzenhagen, cello.
Calder Quartet - The Twenty-Fifth Hour: Chamber Music of Thomas Adès (2015)

Calder Quartet - The Twenty-Fifth Hour: Chamber Music of Thomas Adès (2015)
Classical | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Artwork | 00:56:08 | 206 MB
Label: Signum | Catalogue No: SIGCD413

Three classic works by Thomas Adès, performed by the composer with the Calder Quartet – Piano Quintet, The Four Quartets and Arcadiana. These three works are not only in classic genres but themselves becoming classics, with Arcadiana as close as any modern quartet to joining the repertory.
The Modern Jazz Quartet - Concorde (1955/2008/2014) [Official Digital Download]

The Modern Jazz Quartet - Concorde (1955/2008/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 36:30 minutes | 415 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
Rudy Van Gelder Remaster - 2008

This is a set with the Modern Jazz Quartet. The choice of material and its order of appearance approximates a set you might hear if you were listening to the group at one of America’s leading jazz rooms. All the pieces display different use of contrapuntal technique. The record features works, "Ralph's New Blues" which starts off the set, "All of You" from Cole Porter's musical Silk Stockings, and Sigmund Romberg's "Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise" from New Moon. Originally recorded in 1955, the six song set has been remastered by Concord's original engineer Rudy Van Gelder.
The Modern Jazz Quartet - Django (1956/2006/2014) [Official Digital Download]

The Modern Jazz Quartet - Django (1956/2006/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 38:44 minutes | 256 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
Mono - Rudy Van Gelder Remaster - 2005

Django, originally released in 1956 and features some of the best playing by The Modern Jazz Quintet in their discography. The album's sessions took place between 1953 and 1955, mostly recorded at Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Hackensack, New Jersey. All original tunes are by John Lewis, and the album also includes a few songs by Dizzy Gillespie and George & Ira Gershwin.