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Brahms: String Sextets / Bailey, Shiffman, Cypress String Quartet


Release Date: 01/06/2017 
Label:  Avie   Catalog #: 2294  
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Zuill BaileyBarry Shiffman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cypress String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The legacy of the Cypress String Quartet, which celebrated its 20th anniversary and valedictory season in 2016, is sealed by the ensemble’s final recording – the two String Sextets by Johannes Brahms in which they are joined by long-time collaborators, violist Barry Shiffman and cellist Zuill Bailey. True to form, the Cypress String Quartet applied innovation to its last recording: live in front of a studio audience at Skywalker Sound Studio. "A tender, deeply expressive interpretation" - The New York Times The legacy of the Cypress String Quartet, which celebrated its 20th anniversary and valedictory season in 2016, is sealed by the ensemble’s final recording – the two String Sextets by Johannes Brahms in which they are joined by long-time collaborators, violist Barry Shiffman and cellist Zuill Bailey. True to form, the Cypress String Quartet applied innovation to its last recording: live in front of a studio audience at Skywalker Sound Studio. "A tender, deeply expressive interpretation" - The New York Times Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sextet for Strings no 1 in B flat major, Op. 18 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Zuill Bailey (Cello), Barry Shiffman (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cypress String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859-1860; Germany 
2.
Sextet for Strings no 2 in G major, Op. 36 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Zuill Bailey (Cello), Barry Shiffman (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cypress String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864-1865; Austria 

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