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Beethoven: The Middle String Quartets / Cypress String Quartet


Release Date: 11/11/2014 
Label:  Avie   Catalog #: 2318   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cypress String Quartet
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 39 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Following three acclaimed releases for AVIE surveying works by Dvo?ák, Schubert and contemporary Americans, the San Francisco-based Cypress String Quartet turns to the seminal string quartets of Beethoven, performing the five quartets from the composer’s middle period. Formed in 1996, the Cypresses added Beethoven to their repertoire early on. Their signature sound, which is clear and transparent, built up from the bottom register and layered like a pyramid, lends itself beautifully to the Middle String Quartets – the three “Rasumovskys,” the “Harp,” and the “Serioso.” Included in this new box set - released internationally on November 11, 2014 on Avie Records - are original, extensive and insightful program notes written by Nicholas Read more Mathews, professor at UC Berkeley. - Cypress String Quartet Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
String Quartets (3) ("Razumovsky"), Op. 59 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cypress String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1805-1806 
Length: 105 Minutes 31 Secs. 
2.
Quartet for Strings no 10 in E flat major, Op. 74 "Harp" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cypress String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 30 Minutes 1 Secs. 
3.
Quartet for Strings no 11 in F minor, Op. 95 "Serioso" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cypress String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Germany 
Length: 20 Minutes 20 Secs. 

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