Vitamin String Quartet

The Vitamin String Quartet - The String Tribute to Nirvana (2003)

The Vitamin String Quartet - The String Tribute to Nirvana (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | 243 Mb | Covers | 35:55
Genre: Classical

The Vitamin String Quartet (VSQ) is a group of Los Angeles musicians widely known for its series of tribute albums to rock and pop acts. Their albums are released through Vitamin Records and primarily performed by a string quartet, though other instruments have been used. "Vitamin String Quartet is about applying rock n' roll attitude to classical technique," says Tom Tally, a violist and arranger who has performed on and produced over fifty Vitamin String Quartet albums.

The String Quartet Tribute To Depeche Mode (2003)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 13, 2017
The String Quartet Tribute To Depeche Mode (2003)

The String Quartet Tribute To Depeche Mode (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 237 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 98 Mb | Scans included
Classical Crossover, Tribute | Label: Vitamin | # CD-8486 | Time: 00:39:44

Vitamin takes on the brood and sway of Depeche Mode with this string quartet tribute, running through nine of the band's songs with the aid of violin, cello, acoustic bass, viola, and a bit of percussion. Like most string interpretations of pop music, the album can grow tedious over the long haul. However, there's plenty to like incrementally, especially for fans. Highlights include "Personal Jesus," with its hint of mouth percussion during the breakdown, and the violins aping the tradeoff vocals of "Master and Servant." There are a few glaring omissions – "Everything Counts" and "Policy of Truth" among them. Even still, Depeche Mode completists should get a kick out of the novelty and slight decadence of this collection.

The String Quartet Tribute to Nirvana's Nevermind (2005)  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 20, 2017
The String Quartet Tribute to Nirvana's Nevermind (2005)

The String Quartet Tribute to Nirvana's Nevermind (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 277 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Classical Crossover, Tribute, Instrumental | Label: Vitamin Records | # VIT-8865 | Time: 00:41:58

As persistency goes, one must give credit where it is due to the Vitamin imprint. Their rigorous schedule of releases assures the public that there will be, at bare minimum, one to two releases per month paying homage to a current pop icon or legendary rock figure. With this installment, the label looks to honor one of grunge's most revered albums, if not the most revered album of the era: Nirvana's Nevermind. Stripped of the brutal percussion work, the squelching fierce attack of Kurt Cobain's guitar mastery and his trademark screams, the quartet find and emphasize layer after layer within the simplicity of Cobain's melodies and song arrangements. While some songs don't transfer over well in the process, others work quite nicely. While most people can easily dismiss this as a novelty (and to a degree, it is), there are interesting aspects to this album that the die-hard Nirvana fan will find intriguing and enjoyable.
The String Quartet Tribute to Tori Amos Volume 1: Precious Things (2001) & Volume 2: Pieces (2007)

The String Quartet Tribute to Tori Amos Volume 1: Precious Things (2001) & Volume 2: Pieces (2007)
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Genre: Classical, Tribute, Instrumental | Label: Vitamin Records | # CD-8541, CD-9462 | Time: 01:26:43

Celebrating the music of Tori Amos, the string quartet tribute Precious Things was an elegant and haunting reflection of an incendiary artist. Pieces follows that original release with more incredible interpretations of Tori's best-loved classics. Spurred by incredible feedback from her dedicated fans, talented musicians recorded another set of sparse, lyrical arrangements. Pieces is a meticulously-crafted album and classically-charged suite of music that every Tori Amos fan will want in their collection.
Anatomy of Evil: The String Quartet Tribute to Iron Maiden (2003)

Anatomy of Evil: The String Quartet Tribute to Iron Maiden (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 313 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320/Stereo) ~ 120 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Tribute, Instrumental | Label: Vitamin Records | # VIT-8765 | Time: 00:41:58

Vitamin's String Quartet Tribute to Iron Maiden draws primarily from the pioneering U.K. metal band's fertile early-'80s streak: Number of the Beast, Piece of Mind, and Powerslave. It starts strong with "Run to the Hills," "The Number of the Beast," and "Two Minutes to Midnight," all three of which feature stirring violins and crisp changes. The addition of light percussion to the normal lineup of violin, viola, and cello is also an interesting move. Later highlights include "The Trooper" as well as the Somewhere in Time favorite "Wasted Years." It would be impossible for the musicians here to fully replicate the power and rapid-fire playing of Iron Maiden. But they are able to climb into the grandeur and ambitious structure of these songs, and that's something in which Maiden fans are sure to be interested.
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.
Arabella Quartet - In the Moment: Short Pieces for String Quartet (2017)

Arabella Quartet - In the Moment: Short Pieces for String Quartet
Classical, Chamber Music | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 64:24min | 312 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017

Time, place and mood are explored in this unusual programme that reveals the inventive curiosity of the Arabella Quartet, lauded by the Boston Musical Intelligencer for its “freedom, drive, and risk taking”. The geographical span is wide, from Spain to Russia, and traditional staples by Schubert sit alongside meditative statements on human themes by Puccini, Turina, Webern and Nielsen. Shostakovich’s Two Pieces for String Quartet were rediscovered in the 1980s and broaden the expressive range of this fascinating disc.
Brodsky Quartet, Natacha Kudritskaya - Brahms: String Quartet, Op.51 No.1, Piano Quintet, Op.34 (2016)

Brodsky Quartet, Natacha Kudritskaya - Brahms: String Quartet, Op.51 No.1, Piano Quintet, Op.34 (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 76:30 | 323 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 10892

The Brodsky Quartet presents this second volume in its exploration of Brahms’s complete string quartets. The first, which also featured the Clarinet Quintet with Michael Collins, received numerous enthusiastic reviews, The Guardian praising the players for their ‘immaculate’ performance. The String Quartet, Op. 51 No. 1, featured here, was written alongside its contrasting companion, Op. 51 No. 2. Both were finally published in 1873 after having been held back for years by a typically self-doubting Brahms, until he had brought them to his own high standards of perfection.
Boris Giltburg, Rhys Owens, RLPO, Vasily Petrenko - Shostakovich: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; String Quartet No. 8 (2017)

Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; String Quartet No. 8 (2017)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko, conductor
Boris Giltburg, piano; Rhys Owens, Trumpet

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 236 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573666 | Time: 01:09:45

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.

Saint John String Quartet - Saint John String Quartet (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at April 23, 2017
Saint John String Quartet - Saint John String Quartet (2017)

Saint John String Quartet - Saint John String Quartet
Classical, Chamber Music | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 58:26 min | 135 MB
Label: Leaf Music | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

The Saint John String Quartet's active concertizing schedule of over 125 concerts a year has taken them throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, Japan, Hong Kong and China. With two ECMA ""Best Classical Album of the year"" awards, the group can be often heard on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio waves, the internet and on 5 award-winning compact Discs. Winners of the 2012 Originals Award for 'Classical Music', the Quartet was also honored to receive the Lieutenant Governors NBYO award.