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Takacs Quartet, Marc-Andre Hamelin - Robert Schumann: String Quartet, Op. 41, No. 3; Piano Quintet, Op. 44 (2009) [Re-Up]

Robert Schumann - String Quartet in A major; Piano Quintet in E flat major (2009)
Takács String Quartet; Marc-André Hamelin, piano

XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 234 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 140 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67631 | Time: 00:56:33

The peerless Takacs Quartet recently nominated for a Gramophone award for their second disc of Brahms's string quartets, continue their exploration of the Romantic chamber music tradition with this disc of Schumann. The Piano Quintet is by far Schumann's most popular chamber work and one of the most beloved works in the genre. Schumann was the first romantic composer to pair the piano with the string quartet. Schumann studied the string quartets of Beethoven, Mozart and Haydn and his quartet Op. 41 No. 3 demonstrates these influences. However, it contains many highly original strokes, particularly the casting of the scherzo as a set of variations. The Takacs Quartet are joined by Marc-Andre Hamelin in an invigorating partnership that has already been widely acclaimed on the concert platform.
Takacs Quartet, Marc-Andre Hamelin - Cesar Franck: Piano Quintet; Claude Debussy: String Quartet (2016) [Re-Up]

César Franck - Piano Quintet; Claude Debussy - String Quartet (2016)
Takács String Quartet; Marc-André Hamelin, piano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 252 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68061 | Time: 01:02:23 | Booklet included

Franck’s Piano Quintet and Debussy’s String Quartet make an apt and unusual coupling, each work its composer’s only, unsurpassable, contribution to the genre. Both receive authoritative performances from Marc-André Hamelin and the Takács Quartet.

Takacs String Quartet - Haydn: 6 String Quartets, op.76 (2004)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Aug. 12, 2017
Takacs String Quartet - Haydn: 6 String Quartets, op.76 (2004)

Takacs String Quartet - Haydn: 6 String Quartets, op.76 (2004)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:17:18 | 666 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 475 6213

The Takács Quartet began their exclusive association with Decca in 1988 and the first release was the CD of Haydn String Quartets, op.76 nos.1-3; this was followed by the other three quartets that make up the set: op.76 nos. 4-6. This set of quartets was Haydn's last and was published in 1797 (his projected set of 6 quartets op.77 produced just two works and his op.103 remained a fragment). The second of these discs, containing nos.4-6 of op.76 was particularly warmly received by Gramophone in January 1990.

Takacs Quartet - Schubert: Death and the Maiden (2006)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at May 2, 2017
Takacs Quartet - Schubert: Death and the Maiden (2006)

Takacs Quartet - Schubert: Death and the Maiden (2006)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 294 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67585

Hyperion’s Record of the Month for October marks the debut on the label by the Takács Quartet. After seventeen years recording for Decca, including multi-awarding-winning cycles of quartets by Beethoven and Bartók, this thrilling ensemble is now embarking on a new relationship with Hyperion; future projects will include works by Brahms, Janácek and Schumann. Schubert’s famous String Quartet, D810, subtitled ‘Death and the Maiden’, is one of the pillars of the repertoire. This new performance is electrifying, and was recorded following a global concert series, enthusiastically welcomed in the press: ‘The Takács’ reading of the second movement was characterized by unremitting pain and mystery.

Takacs Quartet - Janacek, Smetana: String Quartets (2015)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Dec. 15, 2016
Takacs Quartet - Janacek, Smetana: String Quartets (2015)

Takacs Quartet - Janacek, Smetana: String Quartets (2015)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 332 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67997

A second new album this year from the much-fêted Takács Quartet presents three popular string quartets from Czechoslovakia. Janáček’s two quartets share with Smetana’s No 1 narrative undercurrents, and draw from our four players performances of gripping engagement.
Takacs Quartet - Franz Schubert: String Quintet D956 & String Quartet D703 (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Takács Quartet - Schubert: String Quintet D956 & String Quartet D703 (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:41 minutes | 1,16 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The matchless Takács Quartet return to Schubert. Their first disc on Hyperion—his ‘Death and the Maiden’ and ‘Rosamunde’ quartets—received unprecedently lavish critical acclaim, acknowledging a new modern benchmark for these works. Now they turn to perhaps the most hauntingly beautiful of all Schubert’s chamber works, the String Quintet—completed six weeks before the composer’s death. Schubert included a second cello in the texture, creating a sumptuously warm sound, a cradling intimacy. Here the Takács players are joined by cellist Ralph Kirshbaum. Also recorded here is the ‘Quartettsatz’: a fragment—of the highest quality—of a String Quartet in C minor abandoned by the composer.
Bela Bartok & Tatrai Quartet - String Quartets Nos 1-6 Divertimento (1992)

Bela Bartok & Tatrai Quartet - String Quartets Nos 1-6 Divertimento (1992)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:57:05 | 405 MB
Label: Hungaroton

The inclusion of a fine performance of the Divertimento composed just before the 6th Quartet is a welcome bonus on this set. The recordings date from 1966 (quartets) and 1964 (Divertimento, Hungarian Chamber Orchestra led by Vilmos Tátrai), and they sound very good, though dry compared with the excellent Takacs recording, which is justly regarded as one of the finest chamber music recordings yet made. Among the three I would recommend Takacs for those getting to know the music and wanting a 'best' recording performance, sound, the whole ball of wax. Otherwise, one can't go wrong with any of these (the Vegh set being a personal favorite), and the inclusion of the Divertimento makes this Tátrai recording a very attractive choice.
Vegh Quartet - Bela Bartok: Complete String Quartets (2001) 3CDs [Re-Up]

Quatuor Végh - Béla Bartók: Complete String Quartets (2001) 3CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 655 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 352 Mb | Scans ~ 48 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Naïve | # V 4870 | Time: 02:18:54

The Végh Quartet was not only one of the finest string quartets from mid-twentieth century Europe, but its style was never subjected to radical change over the years from personnel changes because the four original players remained members for 38 of the 40 years of the ensemble's existence. Its style evolved in subtle ways, of course, but its essential character endured until 1978: the quartet was Central European in its sound, with a bit more prominence given to the cello in order to build tonal qualities from the bottom upward. The Végh Quartet was best known for its cycles – two each – of the Beethoven and Bartók quartets. It also performed and recorded many of the Haydn quartets, as well as numerous other staples of the repertory by Mozart, Schumann, Brahms, and Debussy. For a group that disbanded in 1980, its recordings are still quite popular, with major efforts available in varied reissues from Music & Arts, Archipel, Naïve, and Orfeo.
Various Artists - 101 Mozart (2016) {6CD Box Set Decca 478 2963 rel 2011}

Various Artists - 101 Mozart (2016) {6CD Box Set Decca 478 2963 rel 2011}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.97 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.05 Gb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 76 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2011, 2016 Decca Music | 478 2963
Classical / Viennese School

This SIX CD collection of 101 favorite tracks is the perfect introduction to the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, one of the greatest and most popular composers of all time. With a running time of well over 7 ½ hours of music this box set provides unbeatable value for money. The comprehensive collection covers every aspect of this popular composers music best-loved arias from his operas and highlights from the sacred choral works rub shoulders with favorite moments from his symphonies, concertos, serenades, sonatas and chamber music. Includes recordings by some of the greatest exponents of this repertoire in the Decca catalogue, including artists such as Mitsuko Uchida, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Sir Colin Davis, Joshua Bell, Sir Neville Marriner and Sir Georg Solti.

Interrogating Popular Culture: Key Questions (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by DZ123 at July 9, 2017
Interrogating Popular Culture: Key Questions (Repost)

Stacy Takacs, "Interrogating Popular Culture: Key Questions"
English | 2014 | ISBN: 0415841186 | PDF | pages: 269 | 2.2 mb