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Cypress String Quartet: Debussy, Suk, Cotton

Cypress String Quartet
Release Date: 01/16/2007 
Label:  Cd Baby   Catalog #: 5637260755  
Composer:  Claude DebussyJosef SukJeffery Cotton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cypress String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The music featured on this disc represents the varied interests of the Cypress String Quartet: a "masterpiece", an overlooked "jewel", and a Cypress-commissioned quartet. The Debussy Quartet, written in 1893 in Paris, began a revolution in string writing that ushered in the 20th Century. Composed just a few years earlier but worlds away in Prague, the Suk pieces represent the end of the romantic period. They are not profound works, but are sublime examples of salon music of the day. The Jeffery Cotton Quartet, composed for the Cypress in 2003, looks back with respectful fascination at the string quartet tradition and leads us on an inspired journey that ends in the heart of German Cabaret of the 1920s. The music featured on this disc represents the varied interests of the Cypress String Quartet: a "masterpiece", an overlooked "jewel", and a Cypress-commissioned quartet. The Debussy Quartet, written in 1893 in Paris, began a revolution in string writing that ushered in the 20th Century. Composed just a few years earlier but worlds away in Prague, the Suk pieces represent the end of the romantic period. They are not profound works, but are sublime examples of salon music of the day. The Jeffery Cotton Quartet, composed for the Cypress in 2003, looks back with respectful fascination at the string quartet tradition and leads us on an inspired journey that ends in the heart of German Cabaret of the 1920s. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Quartet for Strings in G minor, Op. 10 by Claude Debussy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cypress String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1893; France 
2. Barcarolle for String Quartet in D minor by Josef Suk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cypress String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; Prague, Czech Republ 
3. Ballade for String Quartet in D minor by Josef Suk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cypress String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890; Prague, Czech Republ 
4. Quartet for Strings no 1 by Jeffery Cotton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cypress String Quartet
Period: 21st Century 
Written: 2003; USA 

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