Released 1985-1995 / Kronos Quartet

Audio Samples

>Maraire, Dumisani : Mai Nozipo, for ngoma, hosho & string quartet ("Mother Nozipo")
>Piazzolla, Astor : Five Tango Sensations, for bandoneon & string quartet (abridgement and arrangement of Sette sequenze
>Johnston, Ben : Quartet for Strings no 4 ("Amazing Grace")
>Reich, Steve : Different Trains, for double string quartet & tape
>     America - Before the war
>Gorecki, Henryk M. : Quartet for Strings no 2 ("Quasi una Fantasia"), Op. 64
>     Arioso. Adagio cantabile
>Riley, Terry [Composer] : Salome Dances for Peace, pieces (5) for string quartet
>     The Ecstasy [Excerpt]
>Crumb, George : Black Angels (Images I), for electric string quartet
>     God-music
>Pärt, Arvo : Fratres
>Glass, Philip : Quartet for Strings no 5
>     Movt. 3
>Tahmizyan, Tigran : A Cool Wind is Blowing
>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
>Scott, Raymond : Dinner Music for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals
>Johnson, Scott : How It Happens for String quartet
>     It Raged
>Daugherty, Michael : Elvis Everywhere
>Hendrix, Jimi : Purple Haze

Album Summary

>Maraire, Dumisani : Mai Nozipo, for ngoma, hosho & string quartet ("Mother Nozipo")
>Piazzolla, Astor : Five Tango Sensations, for bandoneon & string quartet (abridgement and arrangement of Sette sequenze
>Johnston, Ben : Quartet for Strings no 4 ("Amazing Grace")
>Reich, Steve : Different Trains, for double string quartet & tape
>Gorecki, Henryk M. : Quartet for Strings no 2 ("Quasi una Fantasia"), Op. 64
>Riley, Terry [Composer] : Salome Dances for Peace, pieces (5) for string quartet
>Crumb, George : Black Angels (Images I), for electric string quartet
>Pärt, Arvo : Fratres
>Glass, Philip : Quartet for Strings no 5
>Tahmizyan, Tigran : A Cool Wind is Blowing
>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
>Scott, Raymond : Dinner Music for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals
>Johnson, Scott : How It Happens for String quartet
>Daugherty, Michael : Elvis Everywhere
>Hendrix, Jimi : Purple Haze
Performers Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

"Kronos is a quality act...There are no proper insert-notes on the music but, to be quite honest, the chosen selections are so vivid, so powerfully communicative, that written explanations would in any case have served little purpose. A remarkable achievement and essential listening for the as-yet uninitiated." -Gramophone

Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: John Taylor And Orchestra (vocals); David Harrington, John Sherba (violin); Hank Dutt (viola); Joan Jeanrenaud (cello); Dumisani Maraire (hosho, ngoma).



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Works Details

>Maraire, Dumisani : Mai Nozipo, for ngoma, hosho & string quartet ("Mother Nozipo")
  • Performer: Kronos Quartet (Strings)
  • Ensemble: Kronos Quartet
  • Running Time: 6 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1990

>Piazzolla, Astor : Five Tango Sensations, for bandoneón & string quartet (abridgement and arrangement of Sette sequenze
  • Performer: Kronos Quartet (Strings)
  • Ensemble: Kronos Quartet
  • Running Time: 5 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1990

>Johnston, Ben : Quartet for Strings no 4 ("Amazing Grace")
  • Performer: Kronos Quartet (Strings)
  • Ensemble: Kronos Quartet
  • Running Time: 11 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1973

>Reich, Steve : Different Trains, for double string quartet & tape :: America - Before the war
  • Performer: Kronos Quartet (Strings)
  • Ensemble: Kronos Quartet
  • Running Time: 9 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1988

>Henryk Mikolaj Górecki (Composer) (1933 - 2010) : Quartet for Strings no 2 ("Quasi una Fantasia"), Op. 64 :: Arioso. Adagio cantabile
  • Performer: Kronos Quartet (Strings)
  • Ensemble: Kronos Quartet
  • Running Time: 7 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1990

>Riley, Terry [Composer] : Salome Dances for Peace, pieces (5) for string quartet :: The Ecstasy [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Kronos Quartet (Strings)
  • Ensemble: Kronos Quartet
  • Running Time: 7 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1985-1987

>Crumb, George : Black Angels (Images I), for electric string quartet :: God-music
  • Performer: Kronos Quartet (Strings)
  • Ensemble: Kronos Quartet
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1970

>Arvo Pärt (1935 - ) : Fratres
  • Performer: Kronos Quartet (Strings)
  • Ensemble: Kronos Quartet
  • Running Time: 9 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1989

>Glass, Philip : Quartet for Strings no 5 :: Movt. 3
  • Performer: Kronos Quartet (Strings)
  • Ensemble: Kronos Quartet
  • Running Time: 5 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1991

>Tahmizyan, Tigran : A Cool Wind is Blowing
  • Performer: Kronos Quartet (Strings)
  • Ensemble: Kronos Quartet
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1993

>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
  • Performer: Kronos Quartet (Strings)
  • Ensemble: Kronos Quartet
  • Running Time: 7 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936

>Scott, Raymond : Dinner Music for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals
  • Performer: Kronos Quartet (Strings)
  • Ensemble: Kronos Quartet
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Johnson, Scott : How It Happens for String quartet :: It Raged
  • Performer: Kronos Quartet (Strings)
  • Ensemble: Kronos Quartet
  • Running Time: 8 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1991

>Daugherty, Michael : Elvis Everywhere
  • Performers: Larry Caballero (Voice); Patty Manning (Voice); John Taylor [Engineer/Editor] (Piano); Kronos Quartet (Strings)
  • Ensemble: Kronos Quartet
  • Running Time: 8 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Hendrix, Jimi : Purple Haze
  • Performer: Kronos Quartet (Strings)
  • Ensemble: Kronos Quartet
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1967