Beethoven Op.18

Artemis Quartet Beethoven Op. 18/4 & Op. 59/2  Music

Posted by stote at Dec. 1, 2009
Artemis Quartet Beethoven Op. 18/4 & Op. 59/2
Artemis Quartet Beethoven Op. 18/4 & Op. 59/2

Artemis Quartet play Beethoven : Op. 18/4 & Op.59/2
Classical | EAC FLAC, Image, cue, log | no scans | 280 Mb
Virgin Classics B000JGG85G | 2008 | 1 CD


Artemis Quartet is maybe the most accomplished quartet of the past ten years, in my opinion much more perfect than, say the Prazak. They are making a recording of Beethoven complete cycle which will be, for sure, a new reference for the decade.
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.
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
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.

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.
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 op. 18/4 & op. 59/3  Music

Posted by Ros at April 16, 2010
Beethoven - String Quartets op. 18/4 & op. 59/3

Beethoven - String Quartets op. 18/4 & op. 59/3
Classical | EAC, Flac, Log | 1 CD, Covers | 228 MB
CD Date: 1999 | Ars Musici [AM 1281-2]
Sinfonia Varsovia & Polish Radio Choir - Nowowiejski: Folk Paintings Op. 18 (2018)

Sinfonia Varsovia & Polish Radio Choir - Nowowiejski: Folk Paintings Op. 18 (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 259 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 116 Mb | 00:50:35
Classical, Choral | Label: Warner Classics

Handwritten ballet manuscripts found in the most unexpected way. Two world premiere recordings. A mysterious composer. And last but not least, electrifying Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra with a young, award winning director – Sebastian Perłowski. These releases definitely will not be forgotten!
Anna Vinnitskaya, Krzysztof Urbański - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18 (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Anna Vinnitskaya, Krzysztof Urbański - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 56:20 minutes | 490 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Serge Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto might never have seen the light of day had it not been for hypnosis: before the twenty-seven-year-old composer began work on it, he was on his last legs – financially, artistically and psychologically. Dr Nikolay Dahl hypnotised his patient every day, whispering to him: ‘You will write your concerto. You will work with great fluency. The concerto will be of excellent quality.’ The creative block disappeared, and the concerto’s premiere in Moscow in 1901 was a triumph for Rachmaninov, who played the solo part himself.