The Fry Street Quartet - Haydn

4-Channel SACD - Hybrid
Commercial release - String Quartet

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String Quartet in D minor,
OP. 9, No. 4 (ca. 1770)
1 - I. Allegro moderato
2 - II. Menuetto
3 - III. Adagio cantabile
4 - IV. Presto
String Quartet in F major,
Op.77, No. 2 (1799)
5 - I. Allegro moderato
6 - II. Menuetto
7 - III. Andante
8 - IV. Finale

Winners of the Millennium Grand Prize at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the First Prize at the Yellow Springs Competition, and prizewinners at the 2004 Banff International String Quartet Competition, the FSQ performs nationally and internationally. At Isaac Sterns invitation the quartet made their 2001 Carnegie Hall debut in a performance that spoke of precision, preparation, excitement, profound heritage, and ultimate satisfaction (New York Concert Review). Their performance earlier that season at the 92nd Street Y was hailed by the New York Times as a triumph of ensemble playing. The FSQ made their European debut with a concert tour of the Balkans sponsored by Carnegie Hall and the U. S. State Department. In 2002, the Fry Street Quartet was appointed the Faculty Quartet in Residence at Utah State Universitys Caine School of the Arts.

IsoMike™ (Isolated Microphones) is an experimental acoustic baffle system, designed to address the interference of intrachannel sounds that results in compromised fidelity. For these 4-channel recordings, the microphones were suspended on four arms, separated by IsoMike™ baffles. Most baffles absorb sound from mid- to high-range frequencies; lower frequencies are more difficult to absorb. Here, the unique shapes of the IsoMike™ baffles are advantageous. As lower frequencies flow around the heart or egg-shaped baffles, they are scattered, effectively dissipating their energy. Eliminating line-of-sight between the microphones seems to lower some fidelity robbing cancellations, which reveals a layer of extreme detail and a sense of increased sensitivity. We took great care, therefore, to reduce the noise level within the auditorium during the recordings. -Ray Kimber

Microphones - DPA 3529A
Microphones - Sennheiser MKH-800
Preamp - Millennia Media HV-3D custom
A/D Converters - EMM Labs ADC8 MkIV
Recorders - Genex GX9000
Recorders - Tascam DV-RA1000
DAW - Pyramix DSD Workstation
D/A Converters - EMM Labs DAC8MkIV
Monitor Speakers - Lipinski Sound L707
Monitor Speakers - Magnepan 20.1
Monitor Controller - Grace Design M906
Monitor Amps - Pass Labs X350.5
Monitor Headphones - Sennheiser HD-650
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Jessica Guideri Violin
Rebecca McFaul Violin
Russell Fallstad Viola
Anne Francis Cello

Engineers Ray Kimber &
Graemme Brown
Assistants Brett Terry &
Aaron Hubbard
Editing and
Graemme Brown,
Zen Mastering
Thanks to: Eric Smigel
Terril Neely