Beethoven’s soul and the autonomous nose

Flagstaff Live!
Nando's Classics
By Nando Schellen
Published on 09/10/2009

Beethoven: String Quartets Opus 131 and 135; Cypress String Quartet

If, as a listener or as a performer, you want to try to look into the composer's soul, then listen to or play one of his string quartets. If you want to look into Beethoven’s complicated soul, listen to or play his last string quartets. The Cypress Quartet performs his last quartets, op. 131 and 135, on this recording. This relatively young ensemble founded in San Francisco in 1996 has looked into Beethoven's soul and presents a precise, touching and very musical performance with a technically perfect sound.