Bax Quartet

Małgorzata Hutek, Dominik Wania, Atom String Quartet - Psalmy (2018)

Małgorzata Hutek, Dominik Wania, Atom String Quartet - Psalmy (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 337 MB | Cover | 1:06:00
Polish Jazz | Label: e-Muzyka

Projekt Psalmów to próba współczesnej interpretacji utworów, które powstały wiele wieków temu. Pod względem muzycznym to połączenie muzyki jazzowej, folkowej oraz improwizowanej.
Stan Getz - Quartet & Quintet 1950-1952 (1992) with Horace Silver, Jimmy Raney, Al Haig, Duke Jordan

Stan Getz - Quartet & Quintet 1950-1952 (1992)
with Horace Silver, Jimmy Raney, Al Haig, Duke Jordan

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 287 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Scans included
Mainstream Jazz, Cool, Bop | Label: Giants Of Jazz | # CD 53137 | Time: 01:08:20

In a three-year period, Stan Getz played with bands featuring either pianist Duke Jordan or a young Horace Silver. This is the boppin' Getz on tenor, playing standards fervently. There are two Gigi Gryce originals, the Getz original "Hershey Bar," and Silver's "Penny" among the 24 tracks. This is a decent introduction to the pre-bossa nova player the world would later know.
The Gary Burton Quartet - Live In Tokyo (1971) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27379}

The Gary Burton Quartet - Live In Tokyo (1971) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27379}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 250 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 97 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 166 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1971, 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / Rhino | WPCR-27379 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Post Bop / Vibes

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. A wonderful live set from Gary Burton – originally issued only in Japan, but a wonderful record that stands strongly with Gary's classic early 70s work for Atlantic and ECM Records! The group's a quartet – and has Gary's vibes alongside warm guitar lines from Sam Brown – a player whose sense of tone and timing really echoes that of Burton – cascading fresh sounds one minute, laying back in waves the next – always hitting the right balance of space and tone to keep things right.
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley - Arnold Bax: Symphonies (2003)

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley - Arnold Bax: Symphonies (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 04:45:34 | 1,29 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 10122 (5)

Enthusiasts have long clamoured for a Bax symphony cycle under the baton of the composer’s doughtiest champion, but even they could hardly have imagined that it would appear in one fell swoop – and from the same company that has already given us a sumptuous, if admittedly uneven, series under Bryden Thomson. Hats off, then, to the BBC Manchester Music Department (and executive producer Brian Pidgeon, in particular, for pushing the project through) and to Chandos for its foresight, courage and sheer enterprise.
Goldmund Quartet - Shostakovich String Quartets 3 & 9 (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Goldmund Quartet - Shostakovich String Quartets 3 & 9 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 58:10 minutes | 1.09 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

The Goldmund Quartet from Munich celebrates its debut with Berlin Classics and goes straight to the top: the string quartets no. 3 and 9 by Dmitri Shostakovich. Irony, cynicism, depression, but apparently boundless joy, and intense ecstatic emotion: those are all characteristics of the music of Shostakovich. Absolute high points are confronted with deeply tragic moments.
Dudok Quartet Amsterdam - Solitude: Mendelssohn, Weinberg & Shostakovich (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Dudok Quartet Amsterdam - Solitude: Mendelssohn, Weinberg & Shostakovich (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 54:32 minutes | 975 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

For their third album for the Resonus Classics label, the acclaimed Dudok Quartet Amsterdam releases a new recording based around the theme of solitude. Recently announced as recipients of a prestigious Borletti-Buitoni Award for 2018, the quartet presents a varied programme inspired by loss and feelings of loneliness, such as Mendelssohn’s Op. 80 ‘Requiem for Fanny’ and music by the isolated Soviet composers, Shostakovich and Weinberg who both sacrificed much in pursuit of their art.
New Hellenic Quartet - Nikos Skalkottas: String Quartets Nos. 3 & 4 (2000)

New Hellenic Quartet - Nikos Skalkottas: String Quartets Nos. 3 & 4 (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 270 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Artwork included
Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-1074 | Time: 00:57:40

The BIS Skalkottas series goes from strength to strength, opening up a series of fascinating doors on the music of this neglected composer. The Third Quartet is a concise, three-movement piece, which seems to have been written at white heat, from its arresting opening, through the lyrical central Andante, to the contrasts of the final rondo. People often complain that they can’t follow serial music, but Skalkottas has a knack of writing memorable melodic shapes and devising contrasting textures which really underpin the musical structure: the first movement is one of the clearest examples of sonata form imaginable. The New Hellenic Quartet, led by Georgios Demertzis, who has already shown his prowess in recordings of Skalkottas’s solo violin music, performs with extraordinary virtuosity, passion and love – qualities which are even more apparent in the Fourth Quartet, a massive piece of amazing power and energy. The angry first movement must be one of the most concentrated eight-and-a-half minutes of music since Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, while in the extended variations which follow, Skalkottas encompasses an enormous variety of moods. And, after the frenetic scherzo, the short finale (another rondo) reconciles the lyrical and incisive sides of the work. Terrific music – a terrific CD.

Amadeus Quartet - Schubert, Haydn, Mozart, Mendelssohn (2018)  Music

Posted by delpotro at June 2, 2018
Amadeus Quartet - Schubert, Haydn, Mozart, Mendelssohn (2018)

Amadeus Quartet - Schubert, Haydn, Mozart, Mendelssohn (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:17:25 | 259 Mb
Classical | Label: Les Indispensables de Diapason

The Amadeus Quartet developed a reputation as one of the finest string quartets from the second half of the twentieth century. Its tradition and style were Viennese and its repertory was largely Austro-German: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, and Brahms were at the core, though it performed works by Smetana, Franck, Bruckner, Bartók, Britten, Tippett, and other twentieth century composers. They also regularly performed quintets and sextets (Mozart, Brahms, Schubert, etc.), usually adding cellist William Pleeth and/or violist Cecil Aronowitz. The Amadeus was one of the longest-lived quartets, performing for 40 years without a personnel change, and it was also among the most popular string quartets in England, Germany, the United States, and parts of Europe. It made numerous recordings – many still available – for several labels, including DG, Decca, and EMI.
The Australian Jazz Quartet - The Australian Jazz Quartet/Quintet (1956) {2014 Japan Bethlehem Album Collection 1000 CDSOL-614}

The Australian Jazz Quartet - The Australian Jazz Quartet/Quintet (1956) {2014 Japan Bethlehem Album Collection 1000 CDSOL-614}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 172 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 92 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 189 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1956, 2014 Solid Records / Bethlehem | CDSOL-6140 | LP BCP-6002
Jazz / Cool / Vibes / Flute

Features the latest remastering. Includes a Japanese description, lyrics. Features original cover artwork. Forget the hokey kangaroo picture on the cover, because the record's a mighty sweet set of 50s modern jazz – played by some key musicians from Australian who were working in the US at the time! The record's got a style that's somewhere between the hippest sessions of LA and Sweden at the time – all the coolness of both scenes, but a sense of playful expression that really comes through on some of the more unusual passages. The core group features Errol Buddle and Dick Healey on reeds, Bryce Rhode on piano, and Jack Brokensha on vibes – with added work from John Fawcett or Jimmy Gannon on bass, and Nick Stabulas on drums. Titles include "Loose Walk", "Like Someone In Love", "Music For Walkin", "Fascinating Rhythm", "A Foggy Day", and "Little Girl Blue".
Edward Elgar & Arnold Bax - For The Fallen - Hallé Orchestra, Sir Mark Elder (2017) {Digital Download CDHLL7544}

Edward Elgar & Arnold Bax - For The Fallen - Hallé Orchestra, Sir Mark Elder (2017) {Digital Download CDHLL7544}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (prestoclassical.co.uk) -> 249 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 160 Mb
Full Artwork (jpg+pdf) -> 8 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2017 Hallé Concerts Society | CD HLL 7544
Classical / Early 20th Century

The latest release in Hallé’s award winning series of recordings of works by Elgar couples his last great choral work with a fascinating collection of works which similarly remember the departed. Previous Elgar choral releases of The Dream of Gerontius (CDHLD7520), The Kingdom (HLD7526) and The Apostles (CDHLD7534) were universally acclaimed, winning numerous awards, including a Gramophone Award for each release. The largely overlooked The Spirit of England is arguably Elgar’s last great choral work. Thematically linked to The Dream of Gerontius the work sets texts from WWI poets and was premiered in sections during 1916 and 1917. In tone it is close to the melancholy of the Cello Concerto and Britten referred to its music as displaying “a personal tenderness and grief” as well as “genuine splendour”.