American Record Guide Review: Mark L. Lehman, Oct. 2013

Review of Kenneth Fuchs CD Fuchs’s Fifth Quartet, also a recent production, is subtitled American. At 27 minutes this is a substantial effort,…more pastoral and optimistic in character …than the other works here… more tonal in vocabulary, with singing folk-style melodies and graceful or celebratory string figurations that pulse, oscillate, dart, and trill with infectious vivacity. Most listeners will find this quartet open-hearted and immediately appealing…The piano trio and quartet are, like Falling Canons, expertly played and recorded in exceptionally clear, vivid sound, its high quality no doubt due in part to the guiding hand of veteran engineer and producer Judith Sherman, whose name on almost any recording pretty much guarantees that everything about its production will be first-class.  READ MORE