Beethoven String Quartets

Eybler Quartet - Beethoven String Quartets Op. 18, Nos. 1-3 (2018)

Eybler Quartet - Beethoven String Quartets Op. 18, Nos. 1-3 (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | 01:09:40 | 287 Mb
Classical | Label: The Sixteen Productions Ltd

Opus 18 needs little introduction as Beethoven’s supremely confident first step in total mastery of the Classical String Quartet. From the opening bars of Quartet No. 1 which bristle with curiosity and possibility to the wit and humour of Quartet No. 2 and the supressed energy and teasing harmonic uncertainty of Quartet No. 3, Opus 18 represents Beethoven’s only quartet contribution during his ‘first period’ and provides the listener with a tantalising glimpse of the extraordinary music that was to follow. The Eybler Quartet came together in 2004 to explore the works of the first century-and-a-half ofthe string quartet and plays on instruments appropriate to the period of the music it performs. The Toronto-based ensemble’s live performances have consistently garnered praise as 'glowing and committed', 'spirited' and 'lively and energizing'. The Eybler Quartet harnesses a unique combination of talents and skills: razor-sharp ensemble skills, technical prowess.
Kuijken Two Generations - Beethoven: String Quartets op. 59/3 'Razumovsky', String Quintet op. 29 (2007) (Repost)

Kuijken Two Generations - Beethoven: String Quartets op. 59/3 'Razumovsky', String Quintet op. 29 (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 65:14 | 332 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Challenge Classics | Catalog: CC72181

This recording, by two generations of musicians from the Kuijken family (Veronica, Sigiswald, Sara and Wieland Kuijken), along with Sigiswald's wife Marleen Thiers, was made with so-called 'modern' instruments. Although their name is generally linked with 'period performance practice', listeners should not expect or seek a deliberate, specific 'historic' tendency in this recording.

Aris Quartett - Beethoven: String Quartets Nos. 9 & 14 (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Sept. 1, 2017
Aris Quartett - Beethoven: String Quartets Nos. 9 & 14 (2017)

Aris Quartett - Beethoven: String Quartets Nos. 9 & 14
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 69:21 min | 324 MB
Label: Genuin | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2017

To his audience back then, Beethoven must have been radical, stormy, piercing—overwhelming! Even the smallest loudspeaker jumps to the Aris Quartet, grabbing the listener and not letting go—pretty amazing for an ensemble whose members’ combined age is not yet 100! The multiple prizewinners of the 2016 International ARD Competition are among the absolute shooting stars of the quartet scene and, with their GENUIN CD, they show why: cutting edge middle and late Beethoven—definitely worth listening to!

Elias String Quartet - Beethoven: String Quartets, Vol. 2 (2016)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at Dec. 19, 2016
Elias String Quartet - Beethoven: String Quartets, Vol. 2 (2016)

Elias String Quartet - Beethoven: String Quartets, Vol. 2 (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:57:34 | 270 MB
Label: Wigmore Hall Live

Audiences around Britain and beyond became devoted followers of the Elias String Quartet’s Beethoven Project, in which the complete quartets were performed over the course of two seasons. This disc offers the chance to hear the fruits of the ensemble’s collective experience and deep thinking on the works.
Alban Berg Quartett - Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartets Nos.14 & 15 (1997)

Alban Berg Quartett - Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartets Nos.14 & 15 (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | HQ Full Scan | 01:19:11 | 379 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics
Minetti Quartett - Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartets Op.18/4, Op.95, Op.18/2 (2014)

Minetti Quartett - Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartets Op.18/4, Op.95, Op.18/2 (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 275 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: hänssler CLASSIC | # CD 98.029 | Time: 01:06:58

The young Austrian Minetti Quartett follow up their first two hänssler CLASSIC releases of works by Haydn and Mendelssohn with works from the pen of the Grand Master of the String Quartet: Ludwig van Beethoven. Two early works from Opus 18, the 4th in the tragic key of C minor and the 2nd in a serene G major, frame the stormy “Quartetto serioso” op 95 in F minor. The unprejudiced naturalness and the multifaceted articulation of these four musicians is presented to fullest advantage in these expressive works, once again showcasing the outstanding musicianship of this young quartet.
Beethoven - String Quartets Live, Alban Berg Quartet (2006) [6x DVD9]

Beethoven - String Quartets Live, Alban Berg Quartet (2006)
6x DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 (720x480) at 29.970 fps MPEG Video (Version 2) | Audio: Dolby Digital 5.0, DTS 5.0, LPCM 2.0 | HQ Covers
Classical | 37.47 GB

Jerusalem Quartet - Beethoven: String Quartets Op. 18 (2015)  Music

Posted by newskl at Sept. 1, 2015
Jerusalem Quartet - Beethoven: String Quartets Op. 18 (2015)

Jerusalem Quartet - Beethoven: String Quartets Op. 18 (2015)
Classical | MP3 320kbps CBR | 2 CDs | 361 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog Number: 902207 | Rls.date: 28th Aug 2015

"Only now have I learnt how to write quartets properly". So wrote Beethoven in 1801, having just finished his first set of string quartets at the surprisingly advanced age of 30: the competition of Haydn and Mozart must have been intimidating for the young composer. But these six Quartets Op.18, which cost him great effort and extensive revision, already display much boldness and originality, from the dramatic echoes of 'Romeo and Juliet' in No.1 to the astonishing programmatic finale of No.6, ‘La Malinconia’. The Jerusalem Quartet was founded in 1993, and began its training in Jerusalem, under the direction of the violinist Avi Abramovitch. From 1999 to 2001 the quartet received support from the BBC (as BBC New Generation Artists), then in 2003 it was the recipient of the first Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award. The Jerusalem Quartet is now a regular guest in the world’s leading concert halls, notably in the United States where it is increasingly present. It performs with such artists as Alexander Melnikov, Lawrence Power, and Sharon Kam.

Borodin String Quartet - Beethoven: String Quartets Vol 2 (2004)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Aug. 20, 2015
Borodin String Quartet - Beethoven: String Quartets Vol 2 (2004)

Borodin String Quartet - Beethoven: String Quartets Vol 2 (2004)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 347 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 185 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 10191

Following close on the heels of the mighty F major Quartet (featured in the first volume of this series along with Op. 59, No. 3), Beethoven’s Quartet in E minor, Op. 59 No. 2 could not be more different. Where the F major Quartet pursues its course with a leisurely breadth, the cries of the opening chords of the E minor and the whispers that follow confront a void. The real release comes only in the slow movement, which was clearly a significant piece for the composer, judging by his instruction ‘this piece is to be played with great feeling’. The battle of E minor and E major continues in the scherzo: its fractured waltz comes out into the light of the trio with one of the Russian themes Beethoven promised Count Rasumovsky he would insert into each of the quartets.
Smetana Quartet: Beethoven - String Quartets, Op.18, No.s 1-2-3 [2004, Columbia COCO-70676] New Rip

Smetana Quartet: Beethoven - String Quartets, Op.18, No.s 1-2-3
Classical | EAC Rip | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Columbia COCO-70676 | ~ 338 or 182 Mb
Scans (JPG) Included | Scans (png, 600dpi) -> 278 Mb

Few chamber music groups have as proud a history as the Smetana Quartet, or a history that evokes as much nationalistic passion. Founded during the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia, the group's very existence was an anomaly during an era when any manifestation of Czech nationalism was outlawed. They survived into the post-Nazi era, and went on to an acclaimed international performing career, making some of the finest chamber music recordings of the 1950s and 1960s…