HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Philips) Debussy, Ravel – String Quartets (Quartetto Italiano)

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The members of the Quartetto Italiano were together for so long that you can get a historic mono recording of the smae music on EMI. The Quartetto doesn’t try to sound airy, diaphanous, or particularly French. Instead, they give a presonal, uniquely phrased version that sounds as if each player is esponding from deep feelings about the music. That’s rare in performances of Debussy and Ravel, where the syle is more or less locked in. the miking is quite close, and although they lack the sheen of the Bertg Qt, the Quartetto Italiano deserves their reputaiton for making beautiful sounds.

Composer: Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel
Performer: Quartetto Italiano
Vinyl (1966)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Philips
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 1.08 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Philips) Ludwig van Beethoven – Complete Works For String Quartets (Quartetto Italiano)

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A great great “THANK YOU” to our friend Joediaprile for this gift
It is said that when Schubert was about to die, he asked to listen to Beethoven’s Op 131 for the very last time. Listen to this magnificient recording and you’ll see why such a genius was so impressed and always felt not to have come close to Ludwig van’s masterity. The other discs are well filled of music which flows from a sublime soul. I’d rather own the entire set of Quartets than split them between “early” and “late” ones. Any way you can, make sure you have this opus in your collection.

# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Performer: Quartetto Italiano
# Vinyl (1968-1974)
# Number of Discs: 10
# Format: Flac
# Label: Philips
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# Size: 10.7 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Philips) Brahms/Schumann – The Complete String Quartets (Quartetto Italiano)

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The quartet plays with simplicity, eloquence and with a lyrical tone that few can hope to match. Each of the movements is carefully crafted, and the playing is a window into the composer’s soul, as also the wonderful interplay between the members of the quartets. These are performances that combine eloquence and passion, and the sound quality is wonderful despite the intervening years. These performances are topnotch and set a standard that few even approach.

# Composer: Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann
# Performer – Quartetto Italiano
# Vinyl (1968-71)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: Philips
# DR-Analysis: DR: 14
# Size: 3.6 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Quartetto Italiano: Beethoven – Complete string quartets (10 CD box set, APE)

Quartetto Italiano: Beethoven - Complete string quartets (10 CD box set, APE)

Quartetto Italiano: Beethoven - Complete string quartets (10 CD box set, APE)

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Quartetto Italiano
Audio CD
SPARS Code: ADD
Number of Discs: 10 CD box set
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: Philips
ASIN: B0000041LL
Size: 2.29 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: no
Server: filepost
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Johannes Brahms – Complete Chamber Music (1996)

Composers: Johannes Brahms
Performers: Arthur Grumiaux, Beaux Arts Trio, Francis Orval, George Pieterson, György Sebők, Hephzibah Menuhin, János Starker, Members of the Berlin Philharmonic Octet, Quartetto Italiano, Walter Trampler, Werner Haas
Audio CD
SPARS Code: ADD
Number of Discs: 11
Format: FLAC (tracks+cue)
Label: Philips
ASIN: B0000041LM
Size: 3.48 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: Yes
Server: filesonic, uploadstation
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