Borodin String Quartets Nos. 1

Joseph Joachim Quartet - Schuster: String Quartets Nos. 1-6 (2017)

Joseph Joachim Quartet - Schuster: String Quartets Nos. 1-6
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 59:22 min | 268 MB
Label: Pan Classics | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2017

Joseph Schuster (1748-1812), born in Dresden, was best known in his day for his church music and operas. These six quartets date from 1780. They are commissioned by the Marquis Giuseppe Ximenes, a keen amateur violinist living in Padua, who had earlier given the young Mozart the commission for his oratorio La Betulia Liberata.
Stenhammar Quartet - Kabalevsky: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 (2017)

Stenhammar Quartet - Kabalevsky: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 62:54 min | 298 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2017

Dmitri Kabalevsky only composed two string quartets. His first quartet of 1928 from his late study years with Nikolai Yakovievich Myaskovsky is a work structured with great refinement not only fulfilling academic requirements but also representing a remarkably independent achievement. His second quartet from the period immediately after World War II very dramatically reflects the events of the preceding years. Here, Kabalevsky produced a work of extraordinary eloquence with a clear per aspera ad astra arising from the horrors of the war.
Pavel Haas Quartet - Prokofiev: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2, Sonata for two Violins (2009)

Pavel Haas Quartet - Prokofiev: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2, Sonata for two Violins (2009)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:00:40 | 297 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Supraphon | Catalog: 39572

The Pavel Haas Quartet, one of the very finest chamber ensembles of the present time, earned for their first two CDs (Janáček, Pavel Haas) numerous prestigious accolades (Classic FM Gramophone Award, BBC Music Magazine Award, Cannes MIDEM Classical Award, etc.). With the Prokofiev pieces featured on this album the Quartet has for the first time entered the field of the Russian (or, if you will, international) repertoire.

Reinhold Quartett - Albert: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 18, 2017
Reinhold Quartett - Albert: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 (2016)

Reinhold Quartett - Albert: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 65:17 min | 345 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2016

Scottish-born German composer Eugen Francois Charles dAlbert (1864-1932) began his musical career as a pianist. As years passed, he began focusing more on composing, and produced 21 operas, and a variety of piano, chamber, vocal, and orchestral works. The works chosen for this album are his String Quartet op. 11 in E flat major, and String Quartet op. 7 in A minor. These are the only two string quartets that dAlbert wrote. The Reinhold-Quartett is Dietrich Reinhold and Tobias Haupt, violin, Norbert Tunze, viola, and Christoph Vietz, cello.
Pleyel Quartett Koln - Donizetti: String Quartets Nos. 1-3 (2017)

Pleyel Quartett Koln - Donizetti: String Quartets Nos. 1-3
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 55:15 min | 251 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2017

The renowned American music magazine Fanfare called the first cpo production featuring Gaetano Donizettis string quartets a compelling demonstration on behalf of some of the most dazzling works of the quartet literature. Now the Pleyel Quartet of Cologne, which during the course of its existence has gained fame above all for its rediscoveries of forgotten masterpieces of the string quartet literature, presents three more quartets by the Bergamo master his early Quartets Nos. 1-3.
Ying Quartet, Adam Neiman - Anton Arensky: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2; Piano Quintet (2011) [Repost, New Rip]

Ying Quartet - Anton Arensky: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2; Piano Quintet (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 363 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans ~ 47 Mb
Classical | Label: Sono Luminus | # DSL-92143 | Time: 01:17:07

Though a pupil of the great orchestrator Rimsky-Korsakov, and in turn a teacher to the likes of Rachmaninov, Glière, and Scriabin, Anton Arensky himself is a composer often forgotten when contemplating the Russian greats. Productive in many genres, it is perhaps in his chamber music that this unduly neglected composer truly shines. His writing has much of the same textural sophistication and melodic beauty as his close friend, Tchaikovsky. In fact, the theme on which the Second Quartet's Variations are based is drawn from a Tchaikovsky quartet. Performing Arensky's First and Second string quartets, along with the Piano Quintet, is the Ying Quartet. This ensemble's playing is characterized by a surprisingly precise, consistent uniformity of sound and exactness of articulation, making it seem as if a single instrument were playing as opposed to four independent parts. All aspects of their technical execution are polished and refined, which only enhances their equally enjoyable musical effusiveness, rich, deep tone, and understanding of Arensky's scores that casts them in the best possible light.
Escher String Quartet - Mendelssohn: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 4 (2015) [Official Digital Download] RE-UP

Escher String Quartet - Mendelssohn: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 4 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 80:10 minutes | 1,56 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Covers & Digital booklet

Founded in 2005, the Escher String Quartet is still a young ensemble as string quartets go. It has nevertheless become established as one of the most exciting quartets around, both in its home country, the U.S.A., and elsewhere, recently being shortlisted for a BBC Music Magazine Award. With their début disc on BIS, the Eschers launch a three-disc cycle of Mendelssohn's string quartets…
Heath Quartet - Tchaikovsky: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 3 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Heath Quartet - Tchaikovsky: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 3 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:18 minutes | 1.14 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Heath Quartet makes its harmonia mundi début with this contrasting programme of Tchaikovsky’s String Quartets: his Quartet No. 1 (famed for its plaintive “Andante cantabile”) and the tempestuous No. 3 (dedicated to the memory of Ferdinand Laub).
The Glazunov Quartet - Kabalevsky: String quartets Nos. 1 & 2 (1994)

The Glazunov Quartet - Kabalevsky: String quartets Nos. 1 & 2 (1994)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 66:49 | 314 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Olympia | Catalog: 293

Dmitri Kabalevsky's music can be flippant, dramatic, ruminative or 'functional'; it can also be rhythmically and texturally complex (parts of the Second Quartet presented on this CD), or tuneful and primary-coloured (Third Piano Concerto and The Comedians ballet). And yet Kabalevsky has remained, at least for many Western listeners, something of a musical side-liner, a sort of soft-core Shostakovich whose very amiability vitiates against a more 'serious' reputation.
Artemis Quartet - Johannes Brahms: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 3 (2015)

Artemis Quartet - Johannes Brahms: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 3 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 292 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Erato | # 0825646126637 | Time: 01:08:22

GRAMOPHONE Magazine Editor's Choice - October 2015.The Artemis Quartet pairs Brahms’ intense first quartet with his lighter-spirited third quartet, both works that the Artemis’ cellist, Eckart Runge, describes as “remarkable and multi-faceted”. He says that “Brahms marries a Romantic spirit with the structure and forms of Classicism. There is an almost symphonic approach in the writing, but at the same time the quartets are imbued with a sense of warmth, immediacy, friendship and love that is interwoven with a more spiritual, timeless beauty”.