Juilliard Quartet at the Library of Congress - Claudio Arrau, Julius Levine
Author: DentonW

The Juilliard Quartet at the Library of Congress - Claudio Arrau, piano - Julius Levine, bass
EAC (FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG) | Complete Scans 600 dpi | 2CD, 619 MB + 20 MB (.rar 3% rec.) | FS and RS
Classical | Doremi DHR-5701/2, United States 2003 | Series: "Legendary Tresures" (live performances)

DOREMI is proud to present the founding and early members of the renowned Juilliard String Quartet: Robert Mann, Robert Koff, Raphael Hillyer, Arthur Winograd, Isidore Cohen, Earl Carlyss, and Claus Adam - in releasing for the first time ever the Quartet's memorable performances at the Library of Congress. These concerts, played on the Library's incomparable Stradivarius instruments, represent musical events of historical and artistic significance. These distinguished members of the Juilliard String Quartet are giving their enthusiastic endorsement to DOREMI for embarking on this exciting venture, and together we look forward to sharing these performances with music lovers everywhere.
Beethoven Complete Quartets by The Cleveland String Quartet
Author: stote

Beethoven Complete Quartets by The Cleveland String Quartet
Classical | EAC APE, Image, cue, log | covers | 1,94 Gb
Telarc B000003D2W | 1997 | 8 CD

This is a very underestimated version of Beethoven's cycle ; It is simply one of the most achieved, along with the Budapest, Juilliard (first cycle), Vegh, Italiano and Talich. Cleveland Quartet pay a great attention to the structural aspect of Beethoven's writing, yet they never forget to sing admirably.
Chausson: Concert for Piano, Violin & String Quartet; String Quartet - Doric (2013)
Author: peotuvave

Chausson: Concert for Piano, Violin & String Quartet; String Quartet - Doric (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 292 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 10754

This is the sixth recording by the Doric String Quartet for Chandos Records, and the discography is going from strength to strength. The disc of Schumann’s String Quartets, Op. 41 was ‘Recording of the Month’ simultaneously in BBC Music and Gramophone, and nominated for a Gramophone Award in the Chamber Music category in 2012.
Fine Arts Quartet - Four American Quartets: Philip Glass, Bernard Herrmann, George Antheil, Ralph Evans (2008)
Author: Designol

Fine Arts Quartet - Four American Quartets (2008)
Philip Glass - Bernard Herrmann - George Antheil - Ralph Evans

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 298 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Chamber | Label: Naxos | # 8.559354 | Time: 01:02:25

This recording gathers four string quartets by American composers who are widely divergent in style and manner, and who have made a distinctive and personal contribution to this endlessly re-inventive format. Ralph Evans is more familiar as a performer than composer. Finally completed in 1995, his First String Quartet is written in a non-derivative style, with tuneful melodies, lively counterpoint and piquant harmonies. Philip Glass has completed five mature quartets, his Second Quartet deriving from a theatrical presentation of Samuel Beckett’s prose poem Company. The self-styled ‘bad boy of American music’, George Antheil wrote three string quartets, the third of which is permeated by a folk-music ambience. Best remembered for his film scores, Bernard Herrmann had not released a concert work for 25 years when he wrote Echoes. Its title applies to the thematic connections unobtrusively linking the ten sections of this one-movement piece. Details
Arcanto Quartett - Claude Debussy, Henri Dutilleux, Maurice Ravel: String Quartets (2010)
Author: Designol

Arcanto Quartett - Claude Debussy, Henri Dutilleux, Maurice Ravel: Quatuors À Cordes (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 325 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 182 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Chamber | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 902067 | Time: 01:11:17

In addition to the traditional pairing of the Debussy and Ravel string quartets, the Arcanto Quartett performs Henri Dutilleux's Ainsi la Nuit (1971-1976), a grouping that is becoming increasingly popular on recordings. These are absolutely secure, thoughtful, self-effacing readings of the Debussy and the Ravel. While the quartet doesn't bring particular new revelations to the pieces, the members play with nuanced sensitivity and impeccable musicianship. The haunted quiet they achieve in the first part of the third movement of the Debussy is especially impressive, as is the clarity of their sense of direction and unity in the final movement, the most difficult of the four to pull off. Similarly in the Ravel, the contrast between the serenity of the third movement and the raw athleticism of the fourth is attention-grabbing and invigorating.
Schumann - Melnikov / Jerusalem Quartet - Piano Quartet & Piano Quintet (2012, Harmonia Mundi # HMC 902122)
Author: luckburz

Robert Schumann - Piano Quartet op.47 / Piano Quintet op.44
Alexander Melnikov / Jerusalem Quartet
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 233 MB | Full Artwork: 106 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Harmonia Mundi # HMC 902122 | Country/Year: France 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Piano

"These performances are notable for the blending of piano and strings into impeccably balanced textures. It’s an approach that’s better suited to the subtle Piano Quartet, a masterwork that owes much to classical models, than to the Piano Quintet. (...) These highly recommendable performances (...) join many other polished, modern accounts such as Takács/Hamelin and Mandelring/Le Guay that have been praised in these pages..." ~Fanfare
Juilliard String Quartet - Mozart: The 6 "Haydn" Quartets (1990)
Author: tirexiss

Juilliard String Quartet - Mozart: The 6 "Haydn" Quartets (1990)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:08:44 | 809 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: CBS Masterworks | Catalog: M3YK 45826

These were the six quartets that caused Haydn to tell Mozart's father that his son was the finest composer in the world--and Haydn wasn't just saying that because Mozart dedicated the pieces to him. In richness of invention, density of thought, length, and melodic appeal, these pieces set new standards for the medium. However, they are not easy pieces to play or to listen to, and the Juilliard Quartet's lean, emphatic approach works very well in clarifying the busy textures and maximizing the music's dramatic impact. And at budget price, this three-disc set belongs in every string-quartet lover's collection. -- David Hurwitz
Dvorak - Juilliard String Quartet - Klavierquartette op. 23 & 87, etc. (1977/1978, Reissue 2005) [REPOST]
Author: luckburz

Antonin Dvorak - Klavierquartette op. 23 & 87 / Klavierquintett op. 81 / Bagatellen op. 47
Juilliard String Quartet - Rudolf Firkusny
EAC+LOG+CUE | 2xFLAC: 541 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Sony Classical # 5200192000 | Country/Year: Europe 2005
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

...Firkušný taught at the Juilliard School in New York, and in Aspen, Colorado as well as in the Berkshire Music Centre in Tanglewood. Among his students were Yefim Bronfman, Eduardus Halim, Alan Weiss, Sara Davis Buechner, Carlisle Floyd, Kathryn Selby, Avner Arad, June de Toth, Richard Cionco, Robin McCabe, Anya Laurence, Natasa Veljkovic and Carlo Grante. After the fall of the communist regime in his homeland (the "Velvet Revolution" of 1989), Firkušný returned to Czechoslovakia to perform for the first time after more than 40 years of absence...
Juilliard String Quartet J.S. Bach - Die Kunst der Fuge (1987) [Repost]
Author: RAMM1981

Juilliard String Quartet J.S. Bach - Die Kunst der Fuge (1987)
Classical | 320Kbps MP3 | 2 CD | 213 Mb

Product Details :
Joel Krosnick, Juilliard String Quartet, Samuel Rhodes, Joel Smirnoff, Robert Mann
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Review :
In this amazing recording of Bach's Art of Fugue, the Juilliard String Quartet truly defines itself as one of the 20th Century's leading string quartets. While the Fugues were not originally composed for string quartet, the Juilliardians make it sound as though it couldn't be performed any other way! From start to finish, this is a must for every Bach-lover's AND string-quartet-lover's library
Beethoven - String Quartets Op.18 No.4, Op.9 No.1, Op.131 (Juilliard String Quartet)
Author: Sowulo

Beethoven - String Quartets Op.18 No.4, Op.9 No.1, Op.131 (Juilliard String Quartet) [2008/1975]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Not specified (LinearPCM, 2 ch) (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.33 Gb (DVD5)
Classical | Medici Arts | Sub: No | 109 min | +3% Recovery

The performance is certainly first rate, but (unlike the previous reviewer) I found the camera work coming between me and the music much of the time. Many camera changes and self-conscious panning and zooming do not add to the music. The ideal recording, for me at least, would involve a minimum of close ups, include all four performers in frame almost all the time, and little montage or heavy-handed editing. This recording calls attention to the camera placement and movement, whereas the best editing should generally go unnoticed, without artiness, without calling attention to itself. By Salsonero
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