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Patricia Kopatchinskaja & Fazıl Say - Beethoven  Ravel  Bartók  Say (2008)

Patricia Kopatchinskaja & Fazıl Say - Beethoven Ravel Bartók Say (feat. violin Patricia Kopatchinskaja, piano Fazıl Say) (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC +CUE + LOG | 294 MB | no scans
MP3 | CBR 320kbps | 154 MB
Classical/Piano/Strings/Chamber | Label: Naive | 67:21

The young and trendy duo of Moldavian violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Turkish pianist Fazil Say rips deliriously into a highly enterprising program as if tomorrow were a chancy affair. It’s more than their hearts that they wear on their sleeves; they lay out their emotional guts in a dazzling display of virtuosity and breathtaking musical entertainment. At one moment in Beethoven’s “Kreutzer” sonata, Kopatchinskaja’s racing along, clipping eighth notes in a furious rush to the finish; at the next she’s finding aphrodisiacal sweetness in a simple, two-bar ritardando. Say follows a pounding accompaniment with a phrase of sudden elegance worthy of the slow movement of the “Emperor” Concerto. In Bartók’s six “Romanian Folk Dances,” Kopatchinskaja sometimes rips her pizzicati with destructive force, sometimes plucks lyrically with wonderfully expressive grace. Perhaps she doesn’t throw off Ravel’s pretty little Sonata with enough casual cool, but in Say’s 13-minute Violin Sonata, she captures all the magic of its moonlit beauty.
Engegårdkvartetten - Beethoven, Nordheim & Bartok: String Quartets (2010) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Engegårdkvartetten - Beethoven, Nordheim & Bartok: String Quartets (2010)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:24 minutes | 1.11 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The monumental creativity which Beethoven, Haydn and Bartók gave to the genre of the string quartet is our greatest inspiration. In the Harp we find Beethoven at his most entertaining and least problematic, although slightly provocative in the almost forced gentleness of the final movement. We chose to record the String Quartet 1956 including its incredibly atmospheric final Largo in honour of one of Norway's greatest composer, Arne Nordheim. The intensity and individuality of Bartók's 3rd Quartet make it a natural conclusion for us, juxtaposing the most intimate and lonely music with hard-hitting rhythmic sections which only Bartók could bring off.

Vegh Quartet - Bela Bartok: Complete String Quartets (2001) 3CD  Music

Posted by Designol at March 18, 2016
Vegh Quartet - Bela Bartok: Complete String Quartets (2001) 3CD

Quatuor Végh - Béla Bartók: Complete String Quartets (2001) 3CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 618 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 50 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Naïve | # V 4870 | Time: 02:18:54

The Végh Quartet was not only one of the finest string quartets from mid-twentieth century Europe, but its style was never subjected to radical change over the years from personnel changes because the four original players remained members for 38 of the 40 years of the ensemble's existence. Its style evolved in subtle ways, of course, but its essential character endured until 1978: the quartet was Central European in its sound, with a bit more prominence given to the cello in order to build tonal qualities from the bottom upward. The Végh Quartet was best known for its cycles – two each – of the Beethoven and Bartók quartets. It also performed and recorded many of the Haydn quartets, as well as numerous other staples of the repertory by Mozart, Schumann, Brahms, and Debussy. For a group that disbanded in 1980, its recordings are still quite popular, with major efforts available in varied reissues from Music & Arts, Archipel, Naïve, and Orfeo.

Takacs Quartet - Schubert: Death and the Maiden (2006)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at May 2, 2017
Takacs Quartet - Schubert: Death and the Maiden (2006)

Takacs Quartet - Schubert: Death and the Maiden (2006)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 294 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67585

Hyperion’s Record of the Month for October marks the debut on the label by the Takács Quartet. After seventeen years recording for Decca, including multi-awarding-winning cycles of quartets by Beethoven and Bartók, this thrilling ensemble is now embarking on a new relationship with Hyperion; future projects will include works by Brahms, Janácek and Schumann. Schubert’s famous String Quartet, D810, subtitled ‘Death and the Maiden’, is one of the pillars of the repertoire. This new performance is electrifying, and was recorded following a global concert series, enthusiastically welcomed in the press: ‘The Takács’ reading of the second movement was characterized by unremitting pain and mystery.
Quatuor Voce - Bartók, Schulhoff & Janáček: Lettres intimes (2017)

Quatuor Voce - Bartók, Schulhoff & Janáček: Lettres intimes
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 69:50 min | 323 MB
Label: Alpha | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2017

The Quatuor Voce, which recently celebrated its tenth anniversary, follows up its two recordings of Mozart with Juliette Hurel (ALPHA204) and Brahms with Lise Berthaud (ALPHA214) by inviting us on a journey to central Europe. The three works recorded here were written over a period of twenty years. Two of them allude to their composer’s love lives. Bartók’s First Quartet might be seen as Beethoven’s Quartet no.17.
Quatuor Voce - Bartók, Schulhoff & Janáček: Lettres intimes (2017)

Quatuor Voce - Bartók, Schulhoff & Janáček: Lettres intimes (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:09:55 | 161 MB
Label: Alpha | Release Year: 2017

The Quatuor Voce, which recently celebrated its tenth anniversary, follows up its two recordings of Mozart with Juliette Hurel (ALPHA204) and Brahms with Lise Berthaud (ALPHA214) by inviting us on a journey to central Europe. The three works recorded here were written over a period of twenty years. Two of them allude to their composer’s love lives. Bartók’s First Quartet might be seen as Beethoven’s Quartet no.17.
Zehetmair Quartett - Karl Amadeus Hartmann, Béla Bartók (2001)

Zehetmair Quartett - Karl Amadeus Hartmann, Béla Bartók (2001)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 00:43:01 | 191 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM New Series | Catalog: 465776

The Hartmann, completed in 1933, shows the influence of Berg's Lyric Suite as well as Bartók's 1928 quartet, with which it shares this outstanding disc. Hartmann went into "inner exile" after the Nazi takeover, refusing to allow his work to be published or performed in Germany. Performed abroad, the quartet won a Swiss prize in 1936. It's a powerful work, with a dark, tragic opening that gives way to furious outbursts and energetic declamations. Making an immediate impact, it should not be missed, especially in the Zehetmair Quartet's spontaneous, tingling performance
Schoenberg, Berg, Webern, Zemlinsky  - Complete String Quartets (2013) (LaSalle Quartet) (6CD Box set)  {Deutsche Grammophon}

Schoenberg, Berg, Webern, Zemlinsky - Complete String Quartets (2013) (LaSalle Quartet) (6CD Box set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 1720 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 902 mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon / B00E5YNBSU

These first complete recordings of the string quartets of Schoenberg, Berg, Webern and Zemlinsky have won numerous international awards and been hailed as landmarks in the discography of 20th-century music. Impeccable ensemble, superbly blended timbre and pure intonation ….This set [Schoenberg, Berg, Webern] is indeed a wonderful achievement (MusicWeb International). Febrile intensity and faultless proportioning of each formal structure [Zemlinsky] (Guardian).
Béla Bartók - Alban Berg Quartett - String Quartets 1-6 (1986, reissue 2006, EMI # 0946 3 60947 2 4) [RE-UP]

Béla Bartók - Alban Berg Quartett - String Quartets 1-6
2xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 647 MB | Full Artwork: 62 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: EMI # 0946 3 60947 2 4 | Country/Year: Europe 2006, 1987
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century

“The Alban Berg bring all their usual sophistication and Viennese hothouse climate to works which are sometimes illuminated by them, and equally often obscured.” ~BBC Music Magazine
Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets - Tokyo String Quartet 9 CD Set (1993)

Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets - Tokyo String Quartet 9 CD Set (1993)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,31 Gb | Covers - 63 Mb
Label: RCA | Release Year: 1993

The Tokyo String Quartet is second to none in their interpretations of Beethoven's magnificent and incomparable quartets. Beethoven's early, middle and late quartets reveal the evolution of the great master and one can only speculate the enormous challenges the musicians must face to remain true to this titan of western music. My bet is that the Tokyo String Quartet meets the criteria!