Beethoven String Quartets

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!
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

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…
Beethoven - String Quartets Op.18 No.4, Op.9 No.1, Op.131 (Juilliard String Quartet)

Beethoven - String Quartets Op.18 No.4, Op.9 No.1, Op.131 (Juilliard String Quartet) [2008/1975]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Not specified (LinearPCM, 2 ch) (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.33 Gb (DVD5)
Classical | Medici Arts | Sub: No | 109 min | +3% Recovery

The performance is certainly first rate, but (unlike the previous reviewer) I found the camera work coming between me and the music much of the time. Many camera changes and self-conscious panning and zooming do not add to the music. The ideal recording, for me at least, would involve a minimum of close ups, include all four performers in frame almost all the time, and little montage or heavy-handed editing. This recording calls attention to the camera placement and movement, whereas the best editing should generally go unnoticed, without artiness, without calling attention to itself. By Salsonero
Shostakovich, Beethoven: String Quartets - Valentin Berlinsky Quartet (2012)

Shostakovich, Beethoven: String Quartets - Valentin Berlinsky Quartet (2012)
X Lossless Decoder | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 284 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Avie | Catalog Number: 2253

The Zurich-based Valentin Berlinsky Quartet, named in honour of the legendary founding cellist of the Borodin Quartet, debuts on Avie with the first in a series of recordings pairing the works of Beethoven and Shostakovich.
Smetana Quartet: Beethoven - String Quartets, Op.18, No.s 1-2-3 [2004, Columbia COCO-70676]

Smetana Quartet: Beethoven - String Quartets, Op.18, No.s 1-2-3
Classical | EAC Rip | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & iPod M4A(Tracks) & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Columbia COCO-70676 | ~ 338 or 341 or 182 Mb | FileSonic, Uploadstation
Scans (JPG) Included | Scans (Tiff, 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…

Beethoven - String Quartets - Guarneri Qt  Music

Posted by daksya at Sept. 24, 2009
Beethoven - String Quartets - Guarneri Qt

Ludwig van Beethoven's String Quartets - Guarneri Quartet
8 CDs, 531:28 | SPARS: n/a | Brilliant Classics | EAC, FLAC image, CUE, Logs | No Covers | RS | 2594 MB
Classical - Classical period | Chamber Music - String Quartet | Composed 1799-1826 | Recording 1987-1992

BBC Music Magazine:
Let me declare emphatically that the Guarneris are sensational in this literature; their insightful mastery of Beethovenian semantics remains all-encompassing, and their technical command is absolute… The Guarneri Quartet are in every regard peerless Beethovenians; I can only conclude that here, as elsewhere, their performances come as close as is humanly possible to realising an absolute in these works, as much as modern instruments permit. The recordings, made at New York’s Academy of Arts and Letters in 1991, are likewise beyond criticism. - Michael Jameson