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Henryk Górecki: The 3 String Quartets (Royal String Quartet)
Author: tapaz9

Henryk Górecki: The 3 String Quartets (Royal String Quartet)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 2 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 480 Mb
Label: Hyperion - Date: 2011

Polish composer Henryk Górecki, whose popularity exploded after the success of his Third Symphony, had an interest in and talent for chamber music throughout his long career. It was the Kronos Quartet that provided the impetus and was to commission and premiere each of the composer's three string quartets. Like any of Górecki's works, inspiration is drawn from composers of the past (particularly Beethoven), literary verse, and Polish folk music. Górecki transforms each of these muses into works of his own unique musical language that purposefully explores dissonance, contrasting textures and rhythms, and extremes of both dynamics and tempo. This Hyperion album brings together the three string quartets .....
Mike D. Brownell @ allmusic
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Penderecki: String Quartets No 1-3; Lutoslawski: String Quartet - Royal String Quartet (2013)
Author: peotuvave

Penderecki: String Quartets No 1-3; Lutoslawski: String Quartet - Royal String Quartet (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 198 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67943

This wonderful young Polish ensemble continue their exploration of the string quartet repertoire of their homeland with this album of music by two giants of the twentieth century. Witold Lutoslawski, whose centenary is celebrated in 2013, wrote his one and only string quartet in 1964 and it has since maintained an eminent position in the international repertoire. Krzysztof Penderecki (born 1933) was the most talked-about Polish composer in the early 1960s and remains an important presence in contemporary music. His three string quartets (1960, 1968 and 2008) are key works in the history of the post-war Polish quartet.
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Szymanowski & Rozycki - String Quartets
Author: C.Richter

Szymanowski & Rozycki - String Quartets
2009 | Classical | Separate FLAC Files | No Cue, No Log, No Scans | 317 MB
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Coull String Quartet - Elgar: String Quartet; Bridge: Idylls; Walton: String Quartet (2006)
Author: peotuvave

Coull String Quartet - Elgar: String Quartet; Bridge: Idylls; Walton: String Quartet (2006)
X Lossless Decoder | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 287 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Helios | Catalog Number: 55218

Hyperion has reissued on its midpriced Helios label this fine program of English works for string quartet, recorded in 1994. The composers, born approximately 20 years apart in the order given in the headnote, offer an insight into the evolutionary trends in British music before, throughout, and after the 20th century’s two Great Wars.
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Carl Nielsen - String Quartets Vol. 2 (Oslo String Quartet)
Author: tapaz9

Carl Nielsen - String Quartets Vol. 2 (Oslo String Quartet)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 335 Mb
Label: Naxos - Date: 2000

Although Finland's extraordinary Jean Sibelius may be foremost among Nordic composers, his contemporary, Carl Nielsen -- best known for six highly original symphonies and simple popular songs -- holds an honored place as Denmark's foremost post-Romantic musical ambassador, and has found considerable acclaim amongst musicians and audiences alike. A painter by profession, Nielsen's father spent as much or more energy on his secondary activities as a violinist, and it was in this way that young Carl received his first musical instruction. At 14 Carl auditioned for a position with a military wind ensemble at Odense (he was hired as a bugler, despite his lack of formal training on the instrument). During a visit to Copenhagen ..........
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Carl Nielsen - String Quartets Vol. 1 (Oslo String Quartet)
Author: tapaz9

Carl Nielsen - String Quartets Vol. 1 (Oslo String Quartet)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 346 Mb
Label: Naxos - Date: 1999

Although Finland's extraordinary Jean Sibelius may be foremost among Nordic composers, his contemporary, Carl Nielsen -- best known for six highly original symphonies and simple popular songs -- holds an honored place as Denmark's foremost post-Romantic musical ambassador, and has found considerable acclaim amongst musicians and audiences alike. A painter by profession, Nielsen's father spent as much or more energy on his secondary activities as a violinist, and it was in this way that young Carl received his first musical instruction. At 14 Carl auditioned for a position with a military wind ensemble at Odense (he was hired as a bugler, despite his lack of formal training on the instrument). During a visit to Copenhagen ..........
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Bela Bartok - String Quartets - Complete (Emerson String Quartet)
Author: tapaz9

Bela Bartok - String Quartets - Complete (Emerson String Quartet)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 2 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 888 Mb
Label: DG - Date: 1988

Through his far-reaching endeavors as composer, performer, educator, and ethnomusicolgist, Béla Bartók emerged as one of the most forceful and influential musical personalities of the twentieth century. Born in Nagyszentmiklós, Hungary (now Romania), on March 25, 1881, Bartók began his musical training with piano studies at the age of five, foreshadowing his lifelong affinity for the instrument. Following his graduation from the Royal Academy of Music in 1901 and the composition of his first mature works -- most notably, the symphonic poem Kossuth (1903) -- Bartók embarked on one of the classic field studies in the history of ethnomusicology. With fellow countryman and composer Zoltán Kodály, he traveled throughout Hungary ........
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Blacher / Lutoslawski - Neues Leipziger Streichquartett - String Quartets (1994, MDG # L 3507) [RE-UP]
Author: luckburz

Boris Blacher & Witold Lutoslawski: String Quartets
Neues Leipziger Streichquartett
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 172 MB | Full Artwork: 46 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG # L 3507 | Country/Year: Germany 1994
Genre: Classical | Style: Contemporary

Witold Roman Lutosławski was a Polish composer and orchestral conductor. He was one of the major European composers of the 20th century, and one of the preeminent Polish musicians during his last three decades. / Boris Blacher was a German composer. His career was interrupted by National Socialism. He was accused of writing degenerate music and lost his teaching post at the Dresden Conservatory...
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C.F.E. Horneman & Asger Hamerik - String Quartets - Arild String Quartet (2011)
Author: peotuvave

C.F.E. Horneman & Asger Hamerik - String Quartets - Arild String Quartet (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 265 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Dacapo | Catalog Number: 8226097

This disc features music by cousins Horneman and Hamerik, both of who were never appreciated in their native Denmark during their lifetimes. The Arild Quartet is formed of leading musicians from the Royal Danish Orchestra and are one of the leading chamber ensembles in Denmark. This is the Arild Quartet’s first recording with Dacapo.
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Leif Segerstam: String Quartet No. 7, Six Songs of Experience
Author: tapaz9

Leif Segerstam: String Quartet No. 7, Six Songs of Experience (1995)
FLAC 16-bit (Digital Download) | no cue & log | Cover+Booklet | 415 MB
Classical | BIS/eclassical | 5% Recovery
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