Beethoven Quartets Bartók Quartet

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.

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.
Mark Taratushkin - Piano Works by Sergei Prokofiev, Béla Bartók (2014)

Mark Taratushkin - Piano Works by Sergei Prokofiev, Béla Bartók
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 78:19 min | 1.22 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Acousence (ACO12014) | Tracks: 45 | 2014

Russian pianist Mark Taratushkin combines early works of two of the most important composers from the first half of the 20th c. on this CD. These six works by Sergei Prokofiev and Bela Bartok illustrate their respective evolutionary thinking and use of new forms and ideas. Born in 1990 in Ukraine, Mr. Taratuskhin moved with his family to Moscow when aged 10 where he was accepted into the Central Music School for gifted children. Now resident in Berlin, he has performed as soloist and chamber musician in Switzerland, Spain, Israel, Italy, Greece, Germany and Russia.

Bartók: Leben und Werk  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at May 1, 2016
Bartók: Leben und Werk

Tadeusz A Zielinski, "Bartók: Leben und Werk (Serie Musik)"
2011 | ISBN: 3254084179 | German | 404 pages | EPUB | 13 MB
Pasi Eerikainen, Emil Holmstrom - Beethoven, Lindberg, Bartok: Sonatas (2015)

Pasi Eerikäinen, Emil Holmström - Beethoven, Lindberg, Bartók: Sonatas (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 267 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Alba Records | # ABCD 379 | Time: 01:07:44

Sonatas includes works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Béla Bartók and Magnus Lindberg performed by pianist Pasi Eerikäinen and violin player Emil Holmström - Beethoven’s titanic Violin Sonata No. 9, Op.47, the Kreutzer Sonata, Hungarian composer Béla Bartók’s Violin Sonata No. 2, one of the most compelling creations of the composer’s avant-garde period. Sonatas, a world premiere on this recording, is a relatively early work by the Finnish Magnus Lindberg. In this work, the composer’s influence all hail from traditional musical traditions – German, French and Italian – though instead of fixating on Baroque or Classical styles, Lindberg takes inspiration from notable 20th-century composers. Pasi Eerikäinen plays first violin with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Emil Holmström has a particular interest in the avant garde, be it Ferrucio Busoni, the Second Viennese School or electroacoustic music, which Holmström regularly performs as a member of the defunensemble.
Prokofiev, S.: Piano Concerto No. 3; Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 2 – Lang Lnag; BPO; Simon Rattle (re-upload)

Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26 & Béla Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 2, Sz. 95, BB 101 -
Lang Lang (piano); Berliner Philharmoniker; Sir Simon Rattle, conductor

Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip | 343 MB, 3% recovery | FLAC+LOG+Cue | Complete scans
Publisher: Sony Classical | Recorded: 2013 | Published: 2013 | Catalog Number: 88883732252

It is extremely hard for any new recording to compete with the stunning 1967 Berlin account that Argerich made with the Berliner Philharmoniker under Abbado… Lang Lang certainly equals the boldness, power and communicative quality of Argerich’s account. Under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle the Berliner Philharmoniker is highly persuasive and sympathetic. Not for the first time the woodwind excel - marvellous. - Michael Cookson;
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!

Redefining Hungarian Music from Liszt to Bartók (repost)  

Posted by MoneyRich at Jan. 31, 2015
Redefining Hungarian Music from Liszt to Bartók (repost)

Redefining Hungarian Music from Liszt to Bartók by Lynn M. Hooker
English | Dec 3, 2013 | ISBN: 0199739595 | 320 Pages | PDF | 5 MB

Some of the most popular works of nineteenth-century music were labeled either "Hungarian" or "Gypsy" in style, including many of the best-known and least-respected of Liszt's compositions. In the early twentieth century, Béla Bartók and his colleagues questioned not only the Hungarianness but also the good taste of that style. Bartók argued that it should be discarded in favor of a national style based in the "genuine" folk music of the rural peasantry.
Inside Bluebeard's Castle: Music and Drama in Béla Bartók's Opera

Inside Bluebeard's Castle: Music and Drama in Béla Bartók's Opera by Carl S. Leafstedt
English | Nov 4, 1999 | ISBN: 0195109996 | 254 Pages | PDF | 13 MB

This is the first book-length examination of Bartók's 1911 opera Duke Bluebeard's Castle, one of the twentieth century's enduring operatic works. Writing in an engaging style, Leafstedt adopts an interdisciplinary approach to the opera by introducing, in addition to music-dramatic analysis, a number of topics that are new to the field of Bartók studies. These new areas of critical and scholarly terrain include a detailed literary study of the libretto and a gender-focused analysis of the opera's female character, Judith.