Hollywood String Quartet

Emerson String Quartet - Tchaikovsky & Borodin: String Quartet No.1&2 (1986) {Deutsche Grammophon}

Emerson String Quartet - Tchaikovsky & Borodin: String Quartet No.1&2 (1986) {Deutsche Grammophon}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 224MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 123MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical

The String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Opus 11, was Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's first completed string quartet of three string quartets, published during his lifetime. (An earlier attempt had been abandoned after the first movement had been completed.) Composed in February 1871, it was premiered in Moscow on 16/28 March 1871 by four members of the Russian Musical Society: Ferdinand Laub and Ludvig Minkus, violins; Pryanishnikov, viola; and Wilhelm Fitzenhagen, cello.
Escher String Quartet - Mendelssohn: String Quartets Nos. 2 & 3 (2015)

Escher String Quartet - Mendelssohn: String Quartets Nos. 2 & 3 (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 71:51 | 368 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS-SACD-1990

In 1827, when writing his Quartet in A minor, Op.13, the 18-year-old Felix Mendelssohn was especially interested in Beethovens late quartets at a time when these works were generally written off as confused fantasies of a deaf musician. Mendelssohn's debt to Beethoven is evident in the important role of polyphonic techniques, particularly in the focus on cyclical connections between movements. Ten years on, Mendelssohn composed the three quartets, Op. 44, the D major quartet that closes the present disc the last of these to be completed; on publication, however, Mendelssohn placed it first in the set. Besides the seven complete quartets, Mendelssohn also wrote four individual string quartet movements. These were gathered together and published posthumously as op. 81, and on this second volume of their complete Mendelssohn cycle the Escher Quartet perform two of these pieces, both conceived in August 1847, shortly before the composers death.
Boris Giltburg - Shostakovich: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 & String Quartet No. 8 (2017)

Boris Giltburg - Shostakovich: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 & String Quartet No. 8
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 69:36 min | 236 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017

Shostakovich’s two Piano Concertos span a period of almost thirty years. The youthful First Piano Concerto is a masterful example of eclecticism, its inscrutable humour and seriousness allied to virtuoso writing enhanced by the rôle for solo trumpet. Written as a birthday present for his son Maxim, the Second Piano Concerto is light-spirited with a hauntingly beautiful slow movement. With the permission of the composer’s family, Boris Giltburg has arranged the exceptionally dark, deeply personal and powerful String Quartet No. 8, thereby establishing a major Shostakovich solo piano composition.
Daniel String Quartet - Ambroise Thomas, Charles-François Gounod, Edouard Lalo: String Quartets (1994)

Daniel String Quartet - Thomas, Gounod, Lalo: String Quartets (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 361 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 205 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Discover International | # DICD 920159 DDD | Time: 01:09:37

Never mind the Symphonie espagnole and Le roi d’Ys, Edouard Lalo is the last of the great unknowns in 19th-century French music. His mature instrumental works combine the wisdom drawn from his professional playing experience with the familiar flair for rhythm and colour. They are likely to transform any opinion you may hold: it isn’t often that the inspiration of Beethoven was so well digested in France. The first two trios don’t really count as mature, and although they contain fine things, especially in the scherzos, their characteristic soul, sweep and dash are often clumsily handled. With No. 3, form and feeling are as one, the first movement’s surges integral to its progress to a hushed end, while the slow movement builds a powerful span from a sustained melody. Between them comes the irresistible piece better known in Lalo’s later arrangement as a Scherzo for orchestra. These performances have the necessary robustness without stinting on delicacy.
Sejong Soloists - Behzad Ranjbaran: Awakening, Elegies, Moto Perpetuo, Six Caprices, String Quartet (2010)

Sejong Soloists - Behzad Ranjbaran: Awakening, Elegies, Moto Perpetuo, Six Caprices, String Quartet (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 69:55 | 337 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8570353

Behzad Ranjbaran (b.1955) was born in Tehran, and came to the United States in 1974 to study at Indiana University. After receiving his doctorate from Juilliard in composition (he studied with Diamond, Schwantner, and Persichetti), he became a faculty member there. I confess his name was not familiar to me before this CD arrived in the mail, but perhaps it should have been. Among his recent accomplishments is a piano concerto that was premiered in 2008 by Jean-Yves Thibaudet and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra under Robert Spano. Joshua Bell premiered his Violin Concerto in 2003. Furthermore, this is the second all-Ranjbaran CD to be released.
Cypress String Quartet, Barry Shiffman and Zuill Bailey - Brahms: String Sextets (2017)

Cypress String Quartet, Barry Shiffman and Zuill Bailey - Brahms: String Sextets (2017)
Classical, Chamber Music, Romantic Era | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:16:43 | 176 MB
Label: Avie Records | Release Year: 2017

The year 2016 heralded both the Cypress String Quartet’s 20th anniversary and the group’s valedictory season. With this final album, the CSQ completes its remarkable legacy in an innovative flourish, recording the two Brahms Sextets in both high-resolution digital and analogue formats, live before a studio audience at Skywalker Sound, where they share the Scoring Stage with long-time friends and collaborators Barry Shiffman (viola) and Zuill Bailey (cello).
Danish String Quartet - Thomas Adès, Per Norgård, Hans Abrahamsen (2016) {ECM New Series 2453}

Danish String Quartet - Thomas Adès, Per Norgård, Hans Abrahamsen (2016) {ECM New Series 2453}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 196 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 110 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 26 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 ECM Records | ECM New Series 2453
Classical / Chamber Music

The Danish String Quartet has had some wildly original programming ideas; here they settle for just a well-thought-out set of contemporary pieces. All three of these string quartets are early works by composers who have since gone on to renown; at the time of the album's 2016 release, Hans Abrahamsen was gaining lots of attention from well beyond his native Denmark.

Elias String Quartet - Beethoven: String Quartets, Vol. 2 (2016)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at Dec. 19, 2016
Elias String Quartet - Beethoven: String Quartets, Vol. 2 (2016)

Elias String Quartet - Beethoven: String Quartets, Vol. 2 (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:57:34 | 270 MB
Label: Wigmore Hall Live

Audiences around Britain and beyond became devoted followers of the Elias String Quartet’s Beethoven Project, in which the complete quartets were performed over the course of two seasons. This disc offers the chance to hear the fruits of the ensemble’s collective experience and deep thinking on the works.
Elias String Quartet - Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets, Vol. 3 (2016)

Elias String Quartet - Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets, Vol. 3 (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:35:51 | 220 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Wigmore Hall Live

Over two seasons the Elias String Quartet undertook the mammoth task of performing the complete Beethoven String Quartets at Wigmore Hall. The ensemble’s commitment, meticulous attention to detail and profound love for the music has earned the quartet praise from critics and audiences alike. We are proud to present the third volume of this exploration of Beethoven’s masterworks. Recorded live in concert, the CD explores Beethoven’s sunny String Quartet in D Op. 18 No. 3, the intimate ‘Serioso’ Quartet and finally the String Quartet in B flat Op. 130.

Helicopter String Quartet (1996)  Video

Posted by fekmax at Dec. 16, 2016
Helicopter String Quartet (1996)

Helicopter String Quartet (1996)
German | DVDRip | MKV | 708x480 | AVC @ 2033 kb/s | 1.26 GB
Audio: AC-3 @ 192 kb/s | 2 channels | 01:20:34 minutes
Subs: English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese (embedded)
Genre: Documentary, Music

This is not a joke. Karlheinz Stockhausen dreamt of it and he did it. He wrote a score for a string quartet whose musicians (in this instance the Arditti Quartet) would each play in a helicopter, while their music would be mixed on the ground by Stockhausen and broadcasted in the concert hall. The helicopter rotors are naturally present.