Sacramento Bee: Five CD releases for summer listening

The Sacramento Bee
July 6, 2010
By Edward Ortiz – Sacramento Bee

Cypress String Quartet
Beethoven Late Quartets
String Quartet in B-flat major, Opus 130, with Große Fuge

Does the classical world need another recording of Beethoven's Late Quartets? This CD suggests that the answer is a resounding "Yes!" This San Francisco-based ensemble distinguishes itself with a brilliant, sometimes austere, but incisive reading of these intimate, difficult and elusive quartets.