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Amadeus Quartet - Complete Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon (2017) (70CDs Box Set)

Amadeus Quartet - Complete Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon (2017) (70CDs Box Set)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) | 70 CDs | Covers included | 19 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Deutsche Grammophon

The Amadeus were the most successful and highly-regarded Quartet of the 20th century. Benefitting from the jet aeroplane and from the record industry s ability to reach out to world, they dominated chamber music making for nearly 40 years.
Takács Quartet - Beethoven: Complete String Quartets (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Takács Quartet - Beethoven: Complete String Quartets (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 511:06 minutes | 2.39 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Since its formation in 1975, the Takács Quartet has been recognized as one of the world's leading string quartets. Their award-winning recordings include the complete Beethoven String Quartets for Decca, recorded between 2002 and 2004. Decca Classics celebrates the acclaimed quartet with this multi-media presentation of the Beethoven quartets on 7 CD and a 104-page booklet.
Beethoven - Emerson String Quartet - The String Quartets (1997) (7CD Box set) {Deutsche Grammophon}

Beethoven - Emerson String Quartet - The String Quartets (1997) (7CD Box set)
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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.
The Legendary Amadeus Quartet - Recordings 1951-1957: Haydn, Schubert, Brahms (2009) [7CD Box Set] {Brilliant Classics}

The Legendary Amadeus Quartet - Recordings 1951-1957: Haydn, Schubert, Brahms (2009) [7CD Box Set] {Brilliant Classics}
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© 2009 Deutsche Grammophon / Brilliant Classics | 93807
Classical / Romantic / Chamber Music / String Quartet

Formed by three Austrian immigrants and one youthful Londoner, the Amadeus Quartet came to prominence in postwar England. It excelled in the Classical repertoire, and its recordings in the 1950s were important contributions to the growing body of chamber music on the newly introduced LP. The process of recording on tape was a major improvement over the start-and-stop 78 rpm methods, and these clean and skillfully edited masters hold up quite well in the digital transfer. This seven-disc set follows Deutsche Grammophon's 2003 reissue of the quartet's early Mozart recordings, and covers works by Haydn, Schubert, Mendelssohn, and Brahms, thus giving a fuller representation of the group's prodigious output for Westminster and DG.

The Modern Jazz Quartet - Lonely Woman (1962) {Atlantic}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 16, 2018
The Modern Jazz Quartet - Lonely Woman (1962) {Atlantic}

The Modern Jazz Quartet - Lonely Woman (1962) {Atlantic}
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Genre: Cool, Hard Bop

Having sponsored Ornette Coleman at the School of Jazz near Lennox, MA, pianist and composer John Lewis helped launch the controversial career of one of the last great innovators in jazz. Lewis' support of the ragtag Texas native was somewhat unique in jazz circles at the time and even surprising, especially considering the gulf between the classical jazz formality of his group the Modern Jazz Quartet and Coleman's radical notions of free improvisation. Nevertheless, Lewis not only saw in Coleman the first jazz genius since bebop's Parker, Gillespie, and Monk, but put pay to the praise with the MJQ's 1962 rendition of one of Coleman's most famous numbers, "Lonely Woman." (Along with Art Pepper's 1960 version of "Tears Inside," this was one of the earliest of Coleman covers done.)

The Bennie Maupin Quartet - Early Reflections (2008)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 1, 2018
The Bennie Maupin Quartet - Early Reflections (2008)

The Bennie Maupin Quartet - Early Reflections (2008)
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Post-Bop, Modal Music, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Cryptogramophone | # CG137

Bennie Maupin's Cryptogramophone label follow-up CD to Penumbra both parallels and provides a departure from that excellent effort. What is similar is the softer tone Maupin is displaying in his far post-Headhunters days, refined by experience and cured though wisdom. The music Maupin plays on this beautiful effort is even more subdued, as he collaborates with an ensemble of relatively unknown musicians from Poland. If you've been hearing recent efforts from Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko and his ECM recordings with the teenage pianist Marcin Wasilewski and his trio, you hear stark similarities. But further, the recently reissued Maupin epic Jewel in the Lotus, which was also on ECM, is quite different than this ECM sounding project. Old may in fact be new again in some respects, but in this case, new is really new. Maupin offers so much appealing music within the undercurrent, starting with the delicate but paced "Black Ice" and the waltzing title track with Maupin on soprano sax. Separate flute and piano lines are woven into a more somber waltz "Tears," or the sparse, spacy, long "Spirits of the Tatras" with dynamics patiently rendered up and down with lots of piano from Michal Tokaj, who rivals the crystalline musings of Wasilewski on the entire album.

Charlie Haden - Quartet West (1987) {1990 Verve Germany}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at April 18, 2018
Charlie Haden - Quartet West (1987) {1990 Verve Germany}

Charlie Haden - Quartet West (1987) {1990 Verve Germany}
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Genre: jazz

Quartet West is the 1987 album by American jazz bassist Charlie Haden. While different early German pressings shared the same catalog number, this one simply states "Germany" on the inner circle, not "West Germany", which means it was pressed post-1989 and it is believed this would have been released in 1990.
Sonny Stitt & Hank Jones - The Complete Original Quartet Recordings (1955-1962/2005)

Sonny Stitt & Hank Jones - The Complete Original Quartet Recordings (1955-1962/2005)
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Bop | Country: USA | Label: Lone Hill Jazz - LHJ10169

Two of Sonny Stitts finest sessions in a quartet setting with the illustrious pianist Hank Jones. Jones delicate piano accompaniment and tastefully sparse solos mark the perfect complement to Stitts dazzling virtuosic display. Both sessions boast exceptional rhythm sections with Tommy Potter and Roy Haynes expertly holding down the bass and drum chairs for the Stitt In Orbit session and Wendell Marshall and Shadow Wilson swinging away on all of the exciting material from the album Sonny Stitt and the New Yorkers. The two different dates also include eight original Stitt compositions and feature the leader on both tenor and alto saxophone. An outstanding release by saxophone virtuoso Sonny Stitt.

The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Sheriff (1964) {Atlantic}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 16, 2018
The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Sheriff (1964) {Atlantic}

The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Sheriff (1964) {Atlantic}
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Genre: Cool, Hard Bop

Recorded in 1963, The Sheriff features the Modern Jazz Quartet in fine swinging form. The program is not as sharply focused as on some of the earlier Atlantic releases, but it is compelling nonetheless. There are four originals by pianist John Lewis, including the fleeting, bluesy title cut, and the moody, spacious "In a Crowd," – originally composed for the 1961 film A Milanese Story. Its stepped-up time signature and series of phrases played by Milt Jackson grounds the tune in blues, but Lewis' solo feels more like a solo trumpet breezing through the center. The set includes Heitor Villa-Lobos' "Bachianas Brasileiras," a classical piece the quartet first performed with guitarist Laurindo Almeida. Bassist Percy Heath is stellar here, playing both arco and pizzicato and alternately moving the work forward with deftness and precision. Lewis and Jackson engage in gorgeous counterpoint throughout.