Debussy, Suk, Cotton

by Cypress String Quartet

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    The music featured on this disk 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. 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 inspiring journey that ends in the heart of German Cabaret of the 1920's.

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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 neds in the heart of German Cabaret of the 1920s.

"Say what you want about a crisis in classical music - the Cypress Quartet is not listening. This new recording of works by Debussy, Suk and Cotton is full of an overwhelming joy and enthusiasm for the cause. With an exceptional level of technical skill and thoroughly convincing interpretations they have created a beautiful addition to the catalogue. The unusual pairing of repertoire is consistent with their mission of celebrating the new and less known with the same level of commitment they bring to the 'standard' repertoire. The recorded sound is beautiful. Mark Willsher has captured a true and natural quartet sound, and there is a real intimacy to the overall effect of the recording. Bravo." - Barry Shiffman, Director of Music Program, The Banff Centre

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released January 1, 2006

Cypress String Quartet:
Cecily Ward, violin
Tom Stone, violin
Ethan Filner, viola
Jennifer Kloetzel, cello

Producer: Cecily Ward
Recording Engineer, Music Editor, Mastering Engineer: Mark Willsher
Session Producer (Cotton): Jonathan Schultz
Assistant Engineers: Dann Thompson, Judy Kirschner
Assistant Editor: Marie Ebbing
Recorded at Skywalker Sound, San Rafael, CA in May 2003 (Debussy & Suk) and December 2004 (Cotton)
Photos: Sven Wiederholt
Design: inktank design

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Cypress String Quartet San Francisco

Known for its elegant performances, the Cypress String Quartet (Cecily Ward, violin; Tom Stone, violin; Ethan Filner, viola; and Jennifer Kloetzel, cello) has been praised by Gramophone for its “artistry of uncommon insight and cohesion,” and its sound has been called “beautifully proportioned and powerful” by The Washington Post. The Cypress Quartet was formed in San Francisco in 1996 ... more

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