Quatuor Amadeus

Quatuor Giardini - Fauré & Bonis: Piano Quartets (2014) [Official Digital Download]

Quatuor Giardini - Fauré & Bonis: Piano Quartets (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 56:33 minutes | 541 MB
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The Giardini Piano Quartet was born out of the bringing together of four artists who share great affinities: after more than ten years of musical and human complicity, Caroline Donin and Pauline Buet on the one hand, and Pascal Monlong and David Violi on the other, joined forces to concentrate on a repertoire that had long been close to their hearts. Beyond their love of music and their friendship, they approached this piano quartet repertoire with high standards and enthusiasm.
Quatuor Modigliani - Brahms: Quintette pour cordes et piano & Zwei Gesänge (2011) [Official Digital Download]

Quatuor Modigliani - Brahms: Quintette pour cordes et piano & Zwei Gesänge (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 53:59 minutes | 479 MB
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Written twenty years apart, these gems of chamber music by Johannes Brahms present two captivating faces of a complicated romantic composer. Mezzo-soprano Andrea Hill sings the intimate and poignantly nostalgic Zwei Gesänge for mezzo, viola and piano and the Modigliani Quartet is joined by pianist Jean-Frédéric Neuburger in the crowd-pleasing Piano Quintet, a work of almost symphonic texture and intensity.
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.
Amadeus Quartet - Complete Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon (2017) (70CDs Box Set)

Amadeus Quartet - Complete Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon (2017) (70CDs Box Set)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) | 70 CDs | Covers included | 19 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Deutsche Grammophon

The Amadeus were the most successful and highly-regarded Quartet of the 20th century. Benefitting from the jet aeroplane and from the record industry s ability to reach out to world, they dominated chamber music making for nearly 40 years.
Quatuor Modigliani - Haydn: Quartets, Op. 76 No. 1; Op. 50 No. 1; Op. 77 No. 1 (2014) [Official Digital Download]

Quatuor Modigliani - Haydn: Quartets, Op. 76 No. 1; Op. 50 No. 1; Op. 77 No. 1 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 63:56 minutes | 592 MB
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With sixty-eight works to his credit, Joseph Haydn was not only the founding father of the string quartet, but also an undisputed master of the genre. While his influence was of decisive importance for his direct successors, Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert, it continued to be felt in the Romantic period and right up to the twentieth century, notably in the composers of the Second Viennese School. His music in perpetual ferment is an unceasing source of wonder, dispensed to us, generation after generation, by ensembles the world over. Impish, inventive, radiant, full of humour, it offers inexhaustible joys to all who listen to or play it.
Marie-Catherine Girod & Quatuor Prazak - Gabriel Dupont (2014) [Official Digital Download]

Marie-Catherine Girod & Quatuor Prazak - Gabriel Dupont (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 77:21 minutes | 639 MB
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Now unjustly forgotten, Gabriel Dupont left us two large-scale cycles of piano pieces and a sumptuous Quintet for strings and piano. This composer who died aged 36 in 1914 was the last representative of French Romanticism. His inspired, lyrical music sings of nature, the sea, the wind and the rain. Marie Catherine Girod is one of the leading specialists of a figure who is overdue for rediscovery.
Barockorchester and Kammerchor Stuttgart, Frieder Bernius - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem, KV 626 (2000)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem, KV 626 (2000)
Vasiljka Jezovsek, Soprano; Claudia Schubert, Contralto
Marcus Ullmann, Tenor; Michael Voile, Bass
Barockorchester and Kammerchor Stuttgart, conducted by Frieder Bernius

EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 192 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 106 Mb | Scans ~ 50 Mb
Classical, Choral | Label: Carus | # 83.207 | Time: 00:46:15

Frieder Bernius and his Stuttgart forces weigh in with one of the finer Mozart Requiems in a very crowded field–and to ensure this performance’s relative exclusivity, it’s one of only a handful of recordings that use the edition by Franz Beyer, an intelligent and persuasive 1971 effort to correct “obvious textural errors” and some decidedly un-Mozartian features in the orchestration attributable to Franz Süssmayr, Mozart’s pupil/assistant who completed the work after the master’s death. This live concert performance from 1999 offers well-set tempos (including a vigorous Kyrie fugue), infectious rhythmic energy from both chorus and orchestra, robust, precise, musically compelling choral singing, a first rate quartet of soloists–and, especially considering its concert-performance setting, impressively detailed and vibrant sonics. The CD also features informative notes by Beyer himself.

Quatuor Elysee - Serenade Russe (2015)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 5, 2018
Quatuor Elysee - Serenade Russe (2015)

Quatuor Elysee - Serenade Russe (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 52:49 | 232 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Peyrole Records | Catalog: MHP 5079

Le Quatuor Elysée a été fondé en 1995 par d’anciens membres de deux quatuors ayant chacun remporté le Grand Prix au Concours International d’Evian : les Quatuors Anton et Ysaye. L’aspect unique du Quatuor Elysée réside dans la confrontation et l’assimilation de deux écoles différentes : l’école française et la prestigieuse école russe.
Quatuor Ellipsos, Nantes Philharmonie & Frédéric Oster - United Colors (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Quatuor Ellipsos, Nantes Philharmonie & Frédéric Oster - United Colors (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 56:09 minutes | 549 MB
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To celebrate its fifteen-year career, the Quatuor Ellipsos wanted to pay tribute to the wind orchestras which unite so many amateur musicians all over the world. With blazing brass, jazz swing, African rhythms and sounds from Asia, along with a touch of tango and Irish fiddle, “United Colors” is a melting pot of sax culture. Their fifth album, crafted with playfulness and collaboration, combines new creations for saxophone quartet with pieces for wind orchestra, alongside the Philharmonie de Nantes.
Quatuor Joachim - Ravel & Szymanowski: String Quartets (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Quatuor Joachim - Ravel & Szymanowski: String Quartets (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 64:38 minutes | 601 MB
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Leader of the European modernity early XXth century, Karol Szymanowski is still quite ignored today. A certain esotericism emanates from the music and of the artistic personality of this grand Polish lord. His fickleness and his language evolving with his influences : Strauss, Debussy, Scriabine in particular, could have been intimidating. And yet, there is hardly any music more immediately recognizable than Szymanowski’s,especially if you concentrate on his major and most significant works. One of his most identifiable « signatures » will be, for example, this « voice » of the violin, in the mysterious and upper register, sensual and immaterial at the same time, like the song of a heavenly mermaid…