Borodin String Quartet No. 1

Emerson String Quartet - Tchaikovsky & Borodin: String Quartet No.1&2 (1986) {Deutsche Grammophon}

Emerson String Quartet - Tchaikovsky & Borodin: String Quartet No.1&2 (1986) {Deutsche Grammophon}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 224MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 123MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical

The String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Opus 11, was Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's first completed string quartet of three string quartets, published during his lifetime. (An earlier attempt had been abandoned after the first movement had been completed.) Composed in February 1871, it was premiered in Moscow on 16/28 March 1871 by four members of the Russian Musical Society: Ferdinand Laub and Ludvig Minkus, violins; Pryanishnikov, viola; and Wilhelm Fitzenhagen, cello.
Charles Wuorinen - Scherzo, String Quartet No. 1, Viola Variations, Piano Quintet No. 2

Charles Wuorinen - Scherzo, String Quartet No. 1, Viola Variations, Piano Quintet No. 2
EAC | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Covers | 1 CD | 271 MB | Filesonic + Fileserve
XX Century Classical | Released: 2011 | Label: Naxos

Charles Wuorinen’s staggeringly prolific output has been remarkably consistent yet tremendously varied. This disc presents the first commercial recordings of three recent pieces, together with the First String Quartet, a watershed work in the composer’s career. Wuorinen’s personal musical language is unabashedly modernist yet imbued with a love of early polyphony, and makes virtuosic demands on the performers. This spritely, sometimes elusive, often ‘maximalist’ music invites multiple interpretations and hearings to reveal the riches deep beneath its sparkling, ever-shifting surface.
Brahms - String Quartet No.1, String Quintet No.2 - Belcea Quartet (2004)

Brahms - String Quartet No.1, String Quintet No.2
Belcea Quartet (2004)
Classical | FLAC | 298 MB | 62’14 | No cover
Borodin Quartet - Shostakovich: String Quartets No 1, 8 & 14 (2015)

Borodin Quartet - Shostakovich: String Quartets No 1, 8 & 14 (2015)
MP3 320kbps CBR | 1 CD | 178 MB | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog Number: 4788205

The original Borodin Quartet was founded in 1945 in the Soviet Union and this release marks the Quartet’s 70th anniversary. They enjoyed a close relationship with Shostakovich, and often worked with him as a new quartet was written (and they also recorded the cycle).
Sally Beamish: String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2 -  Ludwig von Beethoven: String Quartet No. 4

Sally Beamish: String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2 - Ludwig von Beethoven: String Quartet No. 4
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 286 Mb
Date: 2005

As a viola player and dedicated chamber musician, Sally Beamish has had ample opportunity to acquaint herself with the string quartet genre. The Beethoven C minor Quartet on this disc she first played when she was 14. Thirty years later, when commissioned by the Brodsky Quartet to write a work inspired by Beethoven's Op. 18, this is the one that caught her imagination. The result is String Quartet No.2, composed immediately after a visit to California in 2000. Inspired by two bridges – Golden Gate in San Francisco and a Californian rock formation called Natural Bridges – Beamish uses themes …….

Ferruccio Busoni - String Quartets No.1 and 2 (1995)  Music

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Ferruccio Busoni - String Quartets No.1 and 2 (1995)

Ferruccio Busoni - String Quartets No.1 and 2 (1995)
EAC RIP | APE + CUE + LOG | COVER+BOOK | RAR FILES (3% recovery) | 215 Mb
Classical | CPO 999264-2
Wolfgang Rihm - String Quartet Vol.1 (Nos. 1-4) - Minguet Quartett

Wolfgang Rihm - String Quartet Vol.1 (Nos. 1-4) - Minguet Quartett
EAC RIP | APE + CUE + LOG | NO COVER | 271 Mb
Classical | col legno 20211
Henryk Górecki: String Quartet Nos.1 & 2 (Kronos Quartet) (1993)

Henryk Górecki - Already It Is Dusk (String Quartet No.1, Op. 62) / Quasi una Fantasia (String Quartet No.2, Op. 64) (1993)
Classical | EAC (APE & CUE) | 174 MB

Henryk Górecki's ''Already It Is Dusk'' mixes past and present, drawing on folk music of his native country Poland, using both dances and dirges, while "Quasi una Fantasia" carries a subtle undertone of deep-seated hallucination through its cumulative repetitions. But his quotations are less specific and literal, and yet are presented in an edgy modern harmonization that makes them seem searingly angry and accusatory. This is especially evident with the Kronos's acidic timbre that seems to add fuel to the mounting tension.
Utrecht String Quartet - Alexander Grechaninov: String Quartets Op. 2 & 70 (2003)

Utrecht String Quartet - Alexander Grechaninov: String Quartets Op. 2 & 70 (2003)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 278 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG Scene | # MDG 603 1157-2 | Time: 00:58:34

Grechaninov tends to be remembered rather tepidly as a conservative relic from Imperial Russia. Yet his progress as a child of the 1860s went as far as one might reasonably expect, from the healthy absorption of 19th-century Russian masters in the Op. 2 Quartet, his self-styled ‘first large independent work’, to the chromatic experimentation of the D minor Quartet, composed in 1913. They make a pretty pair. The warm, slightly laid-back approach of the likeable Utrecht Quartet fits the simple folksiness of the earlier piece like a delicately fashioned glove, making modest claims for a humble offshoot of Borodin’s glorious Second Quartet, with a discreet dash of Tchaikovskian melancholy. A more urgent, forward-moving approach would surely make a better case for the seemingly fragmented gestures of Op. 70’s opening movement; but first violinist Eeva Koskinen’s unaffected way with the Largo melody before fugal earnestness takes over is ideal, and an equally natural robustness highlights Grechaninov’s instinctive if hard-fought goodbye to chromaticism in much the more successful and meaningful of the two finales. Worth investigating, but there’s no doubt that Taneyev is a long way in front of Grechaninov as master of turn-of-the-century Russian chamber music.
The Aeolian String Quartet - Haydn: Complete String Quartets (22CDs, 2009)

The Aeolian String Quartet - Haydn: Complete String Quartets (22CDs, 2009)
Classical, Chamber | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 3.31 GB | Covers 30 Mb
Label: Decca | Release Year: 2009

This limited edition for the Haydn Bi-Centenary is a bargin price reissue of renowned Aeolian Quartet recordings from the 1970's. They are brilliantly played the late analogue sound has been well remastered by Decca. It is strange there are so few complete recordings of these quartets as the music is quite superb. From the early 'divertimento' type pieces through to the profound later works there is never a dull moment.