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Quatuor Heutling, Heinz-Otto Graf - Mozart: Les Quatuors à cordes, Les Quintettes à cordes [8CDs] (1997)

Quatuor Heutling, Heinz-Otto Graf - Mozart: Les Quatuors à cordes, Les Quintettes à cordes (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2,79 Gb | Total time: 10:00:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics ‎| 5 72186 2 | Recorded: 1967, 1968

These quartets were recorded in sumptuous sound from December 1967 to the middle of ’68. Remastering can lead to shrillness which undermines intonation – but not here. This sounds fabulous above the stave.
Il Convito, Maude Gratton - Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Concertos pour clavecin et cordes (2015)

Il Convito, Maude Gratton - Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Harpsichord Concertos (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 417 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Mirare | # MIR162 | Time: 01:13:33

Overshadowed by his father, Johann Sebastian, and his brothers Carl Philipp Emanuel and Johann Christian, the music of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach provides a bridge between the high art of the first and expressive tendencies of Sturm und Drang. His Harpsichord Concertos, as performed here by Maude Gratton [of the Ricercar Consort] and Il Convito, offer a very successful synthesis of these two trends.

Quatuor Béla - Debussy - Magnard: Quatuors à cordes (2020)  Music

Posted by delpotro at March 27, 2021
Quatuor Béla - Debussy - Magnard: Quatuors à cordes (2020)

Quatuor Béla - Debussy - Magnard: Quatuors à cordes (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 305 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 157 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:08:04
Classical | Label: Le Palais des Dégustateurs

Yet quite contemporary, Claude Debussy (1862-1918) and Alberic Magnard (1865-1914) have very little in common. However, they have each written a unique string quartet (respectively in 1893 and in 1903, and both created by Belgian groups). This common point is far from being anecdotal. Indeed, many French composers of all this pivotal period maintained with the string quartet such a relationship that they arrived at the same result: to write "their" string quartet.
Weser-Renaissance Bremen, Manfred Cordes - Morales: O Magnum Mysterium - Christmas Motets (2013)

Weser-Renaissance Bremen, Manfred Cordes - Morales: O Magnum Mysterium - Christmas Motets (2013)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 69:12 | 336 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: CPO | Catalog: 777 820-2

Yet another Christmas release features the Christmas vocal polyphony of Cristobal de Morales, who is regarded as the first significant Spanish composer of the Renaissance. Like most compositions for this Christian feast, his Christmas motets circulated and were performed throughout Europe, traveling far beyond Spain's borders. His archaic, mystical and expressive musical language, that one almost might term place-less and timeless, must have played a role in this dissemination. Moreover, Morales was active not only in Spanish cathedrals but also spent many years of his creative career as a papal singer in the Sistine Chapel in Rome.
Quatuor Girard & Guillaume Bellom - Saint-Saëns Quatuor à cordes No. 1 (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Quatuor Girard, Guillaume Bellom - Saint-Saëns: Quatuor à cordes No. 1 - Quintette avec piano (Recorded Live at Fondation Singer-Polignac) (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 59:33 minutes | 1.13 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

There is an entire life of composition between Saint-Saëns’s quintet and quartet — there are joys, sorrows, ideas and motifs, as well as the building of a life and an aesthetic. The Girard Quartet (Quatuor Girard) — currently one of the most promising French ensembles accompanied by young pianist Guillaume Bellom — wanted to capture this outstandingly delicate material on the new CD released by the B Records label. It was recorded in the calm and relaxed atmosphere of the Singer-Polignac Foundation.

Angelo Debarre - Trio Tout A Cordes (2008)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Nov. 16, 2017
Angelo Debarre - Trio Tout A Cordes (2008)

Angelo Debarre - Trio Tout A Cordes (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 215.66 Mb + 109.91 Mb (Scans) | 38:57
Jazz, Gypsy Jazz | Country: France | Label: Le Chant Du Monde

Angelo Debarre ((born on August 19, 1962) is a French Romani gypsy jazz guitarist. Debarre was born in Saint-Denis, Paris, and began playing at age eight. In 1984, he formed his first group, the Angelo Debarre Quintet. In 1985, the group was hired by Serge Camps to play at his Parisian café, La Roue Fleurie, where Debarre was discovered by producer and guitarist Jon Larsen. Debarre has performed in several Romani and jazz festivals, including Birdland's annual Django Reinhardt Festival. He recorded Mémoires: Memories of Django with Tchavolo Schmitt.
Quatuor Girard, Guillaume Bellom - QQuatuor a Cordes N 1/Quintette avec Piano (2019)

Quatuor Girard, Guillaume Bellom - QQuatuor a Cordes N 1/Quintette avec Piano (2019)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 295 MB | Cover | 59:36
Classical | Label: B Records

Entre le quintette et le quatuor de Saint-Saëns, il y a toute une vie de compositeur, des joies, des douleurs, des idées, des motifs, la construction d'une existence et d'une esthétique. C'est cette substance éminemment sensible que le Quatuor Girard, une des formations françaises les plus prometteuses du moment, accompagné du jeune pianiste Guillaume Bellom, a voulu saisir dans ce nouveau disque B Records, enregistré dans l'atmosphère douce et feutrée de la Fondation Singer-Polignac.
The Spirit of the Renaissance - Ensemble Weser-Renaissance Bremen, Manfred Cordes (1995) {CPO 999-294-2}

The Spirit of the Renaissance - Ensemble Weser-Renaissance Bremen, Manfred Cordes (1995) {CPO 999-294-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 314 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 146 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 36 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1995 CPO | 999-294-2
Classical / Early Music / Renaissance

As a fanatic of early music, I was overjoyed when I discovered this recording, having known Weser-Renaissance from their performances of Schutz and other earlier composers. To jump right in, the instrumental tracks are quite powerful. In contrast to many other early music discs I've heard, this one exclusively uses what 16th-century musicians would consider 'high' (loud) instruments…sounds to me like shawms, which would have been used for outdoor performances. Track after track of these can become strident at times, but true to the period.
Nadia Boulanger & VA - Fauré: Requiem - Nocturne - Quatuor à cordes - Pie Jesu (2021)

Nadia Boulanger & VA - Fauré: Requiem - Nocturne - Quatuor à cordes - Pie Jesu (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 311 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 185 Mb | Covers included | 01:12:45
Classical | Label: Les indispensables de Diapason

On February 17, 1962, the public came to hear, at Carnegie Hall, the third of four concerts conducted by Nadia Boulanger - the first woman to take the pulpit of the New York Philharmonic: Three Psalms of his sister Lili and the Solemn Music of Virgil Thomson (orchestrated for the occasion) will be preceded in the program by Faurй's Requiem (1887-1901). Leonard Bernstein, mounted on stage, specifies that it will be given in memory of Bruno Walter, who died the same morning. “A man who was all kindness, warmth, kindness and devotion. We can only mourn him and pay homage to him."
Joseph-Ermend Bonnal - Quatuors à cordes nr. 1 & 2 - Quatuor Debussy (2000)

Joseph-Ermend Bonnal - Quatuors à cordes nr. 1 & 2 - Quatuor Debussy (2000)
EAC+LOG+CUE | Flac (image) | Size: 243 MB | Artwork @ 600dpi: 39 MB | TT: 54:32 | 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical | Style: Chamber music | Release date: January 1, 2000 | | Label: Arion | Catalog nr.: ARN48504

Based only on these 2 quartets, I would have to rank Joseph-Ermend Bonnal as one of the best composers I have never heard of.