String Quartet in C Major

Quatuor Danel & Paavali Jumppanen - Franck: String Quartet in D Major & Piano Quintet in F Minor (2018)

Quatuor Danel & Paavali Jumppanen - Franck: String Quartet in D Major & Piano Quintet in F Minor (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 441 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 07 | Time: 76:25 min

The gifted Belgian Quatuor Danel turn to two masterpieces by Cesar Franck: his passionate Piano Quintet and the String Quartet. The three-movement Quintet, like Brahmss op. 34 an expansion of the Schumannian model, is one of Francks most infamous works. It immediately established itself, and a second performance with the pianist Marie Poitevin, the later dedicatee of the Prelude, Choral et Fugue, convinced the members of the Société Nationale. Francks String Quartet, his last major work, was similarly acclaimed by its first listeners.
Quatuor Danel & Paavali Jumppanen - Franck: String Quartet in D Major & Piano Quintet in F Minor (2018)

Quatuor Danel & Paavali Jumppanen - Franck: String Quartet in D Major & Piano Quintet in F Minor (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 322 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 175 Mb | 01:16:28
Classical | Label: CPO Records

The gifted Belgian Quatuor Danel turn to two masterpieces by César Franck: his passionate Piano Quintet and the String Quartet. The three-movement Quintet, like Brahms’s op. 34 an expansion of the Schumannian model, is one of Franck’s most infamous works. It immediately established itself, and a second performance with the pianist Marie Poitevin, the later dedicatee of the Prélude, Choral et Fugue, convinced the members of the Société Nationale. Franck’s String Quartet, his last major work, was similarly acclaimed by its first listeners. After its first performance in April 1890, with tears in his eyes, César Franck is said to have told his pupil Vincent d’Indy, “Now you see: at long last the public is beginning to understand me.”
Guarneri Quartet - Schubert - String Quintet in C Major, D. 956 (Op. 163) (1993)

Guarneri Quartet - Schubert: String Quintet in C Major, D. 956 (Op. 163) (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 252 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 140 mb
Classical | Label: Philips - 432108

One of the distinguishing features of Schubert's C major Quintet is its scoring for two cellos instead of the more usual two violas. It seems likely that Boccherini's and Georges Onslow's preference for the second cello influenced Schubert's choice of this instrumentation, whose greater expressiveness and richer sonority are particularly suited to this music.
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Franz Schubert - String Quintet in C major, D 956 - Melos Quartett Stuttgart & Mstislav Rostropovich
Genre: Classical | 1CD | APE & CUE | 96 + 96 + 45 Mb | Label: DG
The Angeles String Quartet - Haydn: The Complete String Quartets (2000) (21 CDs Box Set)

The Angeles String Quartet - Haydn: The Complete String Quartets (2000) (21 CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 21 CDs, 22:17:03 min | Covers included | 5,84 Gb
Genre: Classical, Chamber Music / Label: Philips

A massive set - 67 string quartets on 21 discs in a budget-priced, shelf-friendly, compact box. So the obvious question is: do you need it? The equally obvious answer is a resounding "yes" if you love these endlessly inventive quartets and if you appreciate superbly played performances that capture both the letter and the spirit of Haydn's genius. The Angeles String Quartet isn't as well known as some ensembles that have recorded complete Haydn sets, but they are superior to all, with the arguable exception of the Tatrai Quartet. They demonstrate technical polish and rich, warm sound that's never cloying. And they give these works the forward-moving impetus they need within a classical framework, eschewing both anachronistic Romanticism and the mechanical astringency of period specialists.
Endellion String Quartet - Beethoven: Complete String Quartets, Quintets and fragments (2009) (10 CDs Box Set)

Endellion String Quartet - Beethoven: Complete String Quartets, Quintets and fragments (2009) (10 CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 10 CDs, 10:51:01 min | 2,69 Gb | Scans ->17 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Warner Classics

This is a very complete set indeed. It includes all the quartets in the latest edition prepared by Jonathan Del Mar which restores many important markings by Beethoven and which has been done in collaboration with the Endellion Quartet. Both versions of the first quartet or included as well as Beethoven's quartet arrangement of the piano sonata Op. 14 no. 1. the Gross Fuge, both string quintets plus other works for string quartet including the two prelude and fugues.

Doric String Quartet - Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 64 (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 1, 2018
Doric String Quartet - Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 64 (2018)

Doric String Quartet - Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 64 (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 646 MB
Label: Chandos | Tracks: 24 | Time: 141:24 min

This is volume three in the Doric String Quartets ongoing exploration of Haydns complete string quartets, already highly praised by major international media and regularly supported by concerts in the worlds greatest venues, from Carnegie and Wigmore halls to the Royal Concertgebouw. The Op. 64 Quartets date from a time of great change for Haydn, compared with the previously recorded Op. 20 and Op. 76. Not only was Haydn preparing for the greatest adventure of his life what would turn out to be the first of two trips to London at the time of their composition, in 1790, but they also appeared under a new publisher, Leopold Kozeluchs firm Magazin de musique.
The Orford String Quartet - Beethoven: The Complete Quartets (1994)

The Orford String Quartet - Beethoven: The Complete Quartets (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Scans included | 08:52:59 | 2,27 Gb
Classical | Label: Delos Records

The Orford String Quartet was a Canadian string quartet active from 1965 through 1991. They came to be the leading string quartet in Canada, and one of the finest in the world. For 26 years, the Orford String Quartet was the best of its breed in Canada.
Doric String Quartet - Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartets, Op.76 (2016) 2CDs

Doric String Quartet - Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartets, Op.76 (2016) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 640 Mb | Artwork included | 02:26:59
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10886

This is the second volume in the Doric String Quartet’s series devoted to Haydn’s String Quartets. Op. 76 turned out to be the last full set of six string quartets that Haydn was to compose. While they were written over the period 1796-97, they were not published until 1799. They had been commissioned by Count Joseph Erdödy, and such arrangements often entailed, as in this case, a period of time during which the works were reserved for that person’s exclusive use and enjoyment. The composition of Op. 76 coincided with Haydn’s work on Die Schöpfung and the first few of the six masses which Haydn wrote for the name day of Princess Maria Hermenegild Esterházy, and one can readily imagine that such compositional preoccupations rubbed off onto the composition of the quartets. However, that cannot be equated with a particular predominant ‘opus character’, a feature of some of Haydn’s previous sets. Rather – like Op. 20, also recently recorded by the Doric String Quartet (CHAN10831(2)) – the quartets seem to be most remarkable for their sheer variety.
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.