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    Thursday, August 27, 2009

    More good news...

    It's official - our Beethoven Late Quartets, Vol.1 CD has been released to the world! We were happy to welcome a bunch of local friends and fans to Varnish Fine Art in downtown San Francisco to help us celebrate, and happy to perform - among other things - Beethoven's Op.133, the "Große Fuge" which will be on Volume 2 with his Quartet Op.130, to be released in late summer 2010.

    We've been enjoying some great press about the new disc, as well as some great write-ups for our previous release from earlier this summer, Benjamin Lees: Quartets Nos. 1, 5 and 6 out on the Naxos label.

    KBAQ, Tempe AZ has the Beethoven Late Quartets recording down as their 'CD of the Week':
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    Naxos has this review of the Lees Quartets recording up from critic David Denton.
    We've also received a couple of very nice customer reviews of the Lees on Amazon.com.

    Finally, we have a new way for you to download our self-released albums including the latest, Beethoven Late Quartets, Vol.1:
    <a href="http://cypressquartet.bandcamp.com/album/beethoven-late-quartets-vol-1">Beethoven Quartet in C-Sharp Minor, Op.131 - I. Adagio ma non troppo e molto espressivo by Cypress String Quartet</a>
    This new digital store of ours is hosted by www.Bandcamp.com which has a very slick interface that allows you to sample and purchase our music in a variety of high-quality formats. We have set the minimum per-track and per-album prices to match those of the iTunes Music Store, but you've got more formats to choose from - and you can even name your own price, if you feel so inclined as to pay more than what we're asking. Anyway, go check it out!

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