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Posted by tarantoga at June 29, 2011
Elizabeth Berg - Talk Before Sleep

Elizabeth Berg - Talk Before Sleep
Publisher: Ballantine Books | ISBN: 0345491254 | 2006 | EPUB | 240 pages | 2 Mb

What do women talk about when they know they don't have forever? They talk about what they have always talked about, only they go deeper and more honest: with outrageous humor they try to mitigate pain. Intimate and uncensored sharing, the kind of connection women prize, is at the heart of this deeply moving novel about the grit and power of female friends.
Emerson String Quartet, Renée Fleming - Berg: Lyric Suite, Wellesz: Sonnets (2015)

Emerson String Quartet, Renée Fleming - Berg: Lyric Suite, Wellesz: Sonnets (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 56:28 | 251 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 002370702

Here's a recording that doesn't introduce its star name until it's more than half over, and works quite well on that account. The understanding of the opening work, Alban Berg's six-movement Lyric Suite (1926), has evolved since scholars discovered a secret copy of the work that, despite its use of the abstract 12-tone system, outlines a quite specific program depicting the course of the composer's extramarital affair with Dorothea Robetin the previous year. The finale was even shown to contain an unsung melody, a setting of a very relevant Baudelaire poem, and to be performable with the melody sung.
Alan Gilbert, New York Philharmonic, Thomas Hampson - Passion & Pain: Haydn, Adams, Schubert & Berg (2010) [24bit/96kHz]

Alan Gilbert, New York Philharmonic, Thomas Hampson - Passion & Pain: Haydn, Adams, Schubert & Berg (2010)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz | Time - 80:11 minutes | 1,54 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

In September 2009 Alan Gilbert began his tenure as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, the first native New Yorker to hold the post. Passion & Pain: Adams, Haydn & Schubert is one of four individual performances produced and distributed by the New York Philharmonic and personally selected by Alan Gilbert for commercial release during his inaugural season with the Philharmonic.
Alban Berg Quartett - Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets (2012) (7 CD Box Set)

Alban Berg Quartett - Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets (2012) (7 CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | 7 CDs, 08:57:39 min | 2 Gb | Scans->99,7 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: EMI Classics

Beethoven's influence over the string quartet was profound; in his hands, the genre acquired a new significance, becoming a powerful vehicle for the expression and exploration og an inner world. Featured in this box set is the Alban Berg Quartett's acclaimed recordings of the complete cycle, a showcase of the group's accomplished artistry and seamless ensemble playing.
Arditti String Quartet - Alban Berg: Streichquartett Op.3, Lyrische Suite (2000) (Repost)

Arditti String Quartet - Alban Berg: Streichquartett Op.3, Lyrische Suite (2000)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 48:44 | 242 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Montaigne | Catalog: MO 782119

Alban Berg wrote twice for string quartet, and both results stand tall in his output. On this Naive disc, a reissue of an earlier Montaigne release, the Arditti Quartet perform these pieces. The lineup of the Ardittis at this time was Irvine Arditti and David Alberman (violin), Levine Andrade (viola) and Rohan de Saram (cello).
Alban Berg Quartett - Schubert: String Quartets No.14 "Der Tod und das Madchen", No.13 "Rosamunde" (1985)

Alban Berg Quartett - Schubert: String Quartets No.14 "Der Tod und das Madchen", No.13 "Rosamunde" (1985)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:12:24 | 309 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: CDC 7 47333 2

These are studio recordings, dating from 1985 and completing a series begun in the late 70s with the C-major quintet and pursued in the early 80s with the 15th quartet and the "Trout" quintet. The "Death and the Maiden" here is not to be confused with the later, live recording made by the ABQ and released in 1998 - which I haven't heard, but which received warm reviews.
Alban Berg Quartett - Beethoven: The Late String Quartets Opp. 127, 130-133 & 135 (1989) (3CD Box Set)

Alban Berg Quartett - Beethoven: The Late String Quartets Opp. 127, 130-133 & 135 (1989) (3CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork (300dpi, jng) | 838 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 440 mb
Classical | Label: EMI Classics / 7243 4 76820 2 5

If you don't already have any recordings of Beethoven's late string quartets, by all means get this one by the Alban Berg Quartet. There hasn't been a set to equal it since it was originally released in a different configuration in the early '90s - the Emerson's overly enthusiastic but not especially insightful set? oh, come on! - and there hadn't been many to equal it before the '90s, only the Quartetto Italiano's wonderfully balanced and incredibly lovely set, the Quatuor Végh's supremely intense and transcendentally sublime set, and the Berg's own earlier, extremely concentrated and austerely passionate studio set.
Beethoven - The "Middle Period" String Quartets - Alban Berg Quartett (2016) {2CD Warner Classics rec 1978-1979}

Beethoven - The "Middle Period" String Quartets - Alban Berg Quartett (2016) {2CD Warner Classics rec 1978-1979}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 648 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 358 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 86 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1978-79, 2016 Warner Classics / Parlophone | 0825646767700
Classical / String Quartet

The Quartet's repertoire was centered on the Viennese classics, but with a serious emphasis on the 20th century. It was the stated goal of the quartet to include at least one modern work in each performance. Their repertoire spanned from Early Classicism, Romanticism, to the Second Viennese School (Berg, Schoenberg, Webern), Bartуk and embraced many contemporary composers. This took expression not the least in personal statements by composers like Witold Lutoslawski and Luciano Berio, of whom the former said: "Personally I am indebted to the Alban Berg Quartet for an unforgettable event. Last year in Vienna, they played my quartet in a way such as will never be likely equaled."
Kagan, Brunner, Gutman, Lobanov - Berg: Four Pieces for clarinet & piano; Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time (2014)

Alban Berg: Four Pieces for clarinet & piano; Olivier Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time (2014)
Oleg Kagan, violin; Eduard Brunner, clarinet; Natalia Gutman, cello; Vasily Lobanov, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 242 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 02310 | Time: 00:55:33

Firma Melodiya presents a recording of chamber works by Alban Berg and Olivier Messiaen. Four Pieces for Clarinet and Piano (1913) were created by Alban Berg, one of the pupils of Arnold Schoenberg, the founder of the Second Viennese School, in a period of an intense creative ascent, a year before he began to work on his opera Wozzeck. Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time is arguably one of the most amazing pages of chamber music of the 20th century. It was composed during the composer’s stay in German prisoner-of-war camp where it was premiered in January of 1941.
Mitsuko Uchida, Christian Tetzlaff, Ensemble InterContemporain, Pierre Boulez - MOZART 13 BERG (2008)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Serenade In B Flat, K.361 "Gran partita"
Alban Berg: Chamber Concerto For Piano And Violin With 13 Wind Instruments
Mitsuko Uchida (Piano), Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
Ensemble InterContemporain; Pierre Boulez, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 318 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 216 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 478 0316 DH | Time: 01:20:15

The greatest of Mozart's wind serenades and the toughest of Alban Berg's major works might seem an unlikely pairing, but in an interview included with the sleeve notes for this release, Pierre Boulez points up their similarities. Both works are scored for an ensemble of 13 wind instruments (with solo violin and piano as well in the Berg) and both include large-scale variations as one of their movements - and Boulez makes the comparisons plausible enough in these lucid performances. It's rare to hear him conducting Mozart, too, and if the performance is a little brisker and more strait-laced than ideal, the EIC's phrasing is a model of clarity and good taste. It's the performance of the Berg, though, that makes this such an important issue; both soloists, Mitsuko Uchida and Christian Tetzlaff, are perfectly attuned to Boulez's approach - they have given a number of performances of the Chamber Concerto before - and the combination of accuracy and textural clarity with the highly wrought expressiveness that is the essence of Berg's music is perfectly caught.