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Explorer Series: Kronos Quartet

Album Summary

>Maraire, Dumisani : Mai Nozipo (Mother Nozipo), for ngoma, hosho & string quartet
>Hakmoun, Hassan : Saade (I'm Happy), for voice, sintar, oud, bander & string quartet
>Suso, Foday Musa : Tilliboyo (Sunset), for kora & string quartet
>Tamusuza, Justinian : Ekitundu ekisooka (First Movement), for string quartet
>Din, Hamza el : Escalay (Waterwheel), for tar & string quartet
>Addy, Obo : Wawshishijay (Our Beginning), for 2 voices, string quartet & traditional ensemble
>Volans, Kevin : Quartet for Strings no 1 ("White Man Sleeps")
>Maraire, Dumisani : Kutambarara (Spreading), for vocals, mbira, hosho, chorus & string quartet
>Traditional, Tuvan : Kongerei
>Yanov-Yanovsky, Dmitri : Lacrymosa, for soprano & string quartet
>Ali-Zadeh, Franghiz : Mugam sayagi, for string quartet
>Gubaidulina, Sofia : Quartet for Strings no 4, with tape
>Tahmizyan, Tigran : A Cool Wind Is Blowing, for duduk & string quartet
>Golijov, Osvaldo : K'vakarat, for cantor & string quartet
>Kancheli, Giya [Composer] : Night Prayers (version for string quartet)
>Vrebalov, Aleksandra : Pannonia Boundless, for string quartet
>Paredes, Carlos [Guitar] : Cancao verdes anos (Song of the Green Years)
>Burman, Rahul Dev : Aaj ki raat (for the film Anamika)
>Rangel, Enrique : La muerte chiquita
>Perapaskero, Sapo : Turceasca
>Seress, Rezso : Szomoru vasarnap (Gloomy Sunday)
>Riley, Terry [Composer] : Requiem Quartets
>Troilo, Anibal : Responso
>Paredes, Carlos [Guitar] : Romance no 1
>Kalhor, Kayhan : Gallop of a Thousand Horses, for string quartet, kamancheh & tombak
>Racy, Ali Jihad : Ecstasy, for string quartet
>Roubanis, Nicholas : Misirlou Twist, for pops orchestra (arrangement of 'Misirlou')
>Briseño, Severiano : El sinaloense
>Lara, Agustín : Se me hizo fácil
>Esquivel, Juan Garcia : Mini Skirt
>Traditional, Mexican : El llorar (Crying)
>Dominguez, Alberto : Perfidia
>Revueltas, Silvestre : Sensemaya, for chamber orchestra
>Golijov, Osvaldo : K'in sventa Ch'ul Me'tik Kwadulupe (Festival for the Holy Mother Guadalupe)
>Lecuona, Margarita : Tabu (Taboo)
>Elizondo, José : Cuatro milpas (Four Cornfields)
>Gallardo, Ricardo : Chavosuite
>Guzik, Ariel : Plasmaht
>Sanchez, Chalino : Nacho Verduzco
>Tacuba, Café : 12/12
>Assem, Midhat : Ya habibi ta'ala (My Love, Come Quickly)
>Underground, Ramallah : Tashweesh (Interference)
>Traditional, Lebanese : Wa habibi (Beloved)
>Rustamov, Said : Getme, getme (Don't Leave, Don't Leave)
>Narayan, Ram : Raga mishra bhairavi
>Smith / Herbet : Oh Mother, the Handsome Man Tortures Me
>Asadollahi, Rahman : Mugam beyati shiraz
>Traditional, Iranian : Lullaby
>Bey, Tanburi Cemil : Nihavent sirto
>Shildebaev, Kuat : Kara kemir
>Aga, Alemu : Tew semagn hagere (Listen to Me, My Fellow Countrymen)
>Vrebalov, Aleksandra : Hold Me, Neighbor, in This Storm, for string quartet
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Works Details

>Maraire, Dumisani : Mai Nozipo (Mother Nozipo), for ngoma, hosho & string quartet
  • Performers: Dumisani Maraire (Hosho); Dumisani Maraire (Ngoma)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1990

>Hakmoun, Hassan : Saade (I'm Happy), for voice, sintar, oud, bander & string quartet
  • Performers: Radouane Laktib (Oud); Said Hakmoun (Bendir); Said Hakmoun (Voice); Hassan Hakmoun (Voice)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1991

>Suso, Foday Musa : Tilliboyo (Sunset), for kora & string quartet
  • Performer: Foday Suso (Kora)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1990

>Tamusuza, Justinian : Ekitundu ekisooka (First Movement), for string quartet
  • Running Time: 5 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1988

>Din, Hamza el : Escalay (Waterwheel), for tar & string quartet
  • Performer: Hamza Din (Tar)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1989

>Addy, Obo : Wawshishijay (Our Beginning), for 2 voices, string quartet & traditional ensemble
  • Performer: Obo Addy (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1991

>Volans, Kevin : Quartet for Strings no 1 ("White Man Sleeps")
  • Running Time: 22 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1982

>Maraire, Dumisani : Kutambarara (Spreading), for vocals, mbira, hosho, chorus & string quartet
  • Performers: Dumisani Maraire (Hosho); Dan Pauli (Hosho)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1990

>Traditional, Tuvan : Kongerei
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.

>Yanov-Yanovsky, Dmitri : Lacrymosa, for soprano & string quartet
  • Performer: Dawn Upshaw
  • Running Time: 6 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1991

>Ali-Zadeh, Franghiz : Mugam sayagi, for string quartet
  • Running Time: 21 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1993

>Gubaidulina, Sofia : Quartet for Strings no 4, with tape
  • Running Time: 11 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1994

>Tahmizyan, Tigran : A Cool Wind Is Blowing, for duduk & string quartet
  • Performer: Djivan Gasparyan (Duduk)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1993

>Golijov, Osvaldo : K'vakarat, for cantor & string quartet
  • Performer: Mikhail Alexandrovich (Cantor)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1994

>Kancheli, Giya [Composer] : Night Prayers (version for string quartet)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1991

>Vrebalov, Aleksandra : Pannonia Boundless, for string quartet
  • Running Time: 6 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Paredes, Carlos [Guitar] : Cançao verdes anos (Song of the Green Years)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Burman, Rahul Dev : Aaj ki raat (for the film Anamika)
  • Performer: Zakir Hussain (Tabla)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Rangel, Enrique : La muerte chiquita
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1999

>Perapaskero, Sapo : Turceasca
  • Ensemble: Taraf de Haïdouks
  • Running Time: 7 min. 31 sec.

>Rezsö Seress (1899 - 1968) : Szomorú vasárnap (Gloomy Sunday)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Riley, Terry [Composer] : Requiem Quartets :: Cortejo fúnebre en el Monte Diablo (Funeral March on Mount Diablo)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1998

>Aníbal Troilo (1914 - 1975) : Responso
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Paredes, Carlos [Guitar] : Romance no 1
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Kalhor, Kayhan : Gallop of a Thousand Horses, for string quartet, kamancheh & tombak
  • Performer: Kayhan Kalhor (Setar)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music

>Racy, Ali Jihad : Ecstasy, for string quartet
  • Performers: Souhail Kaspar (Tar); Ali Racy (Ney)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music

>Roubanis, Nicholas : Misirlou Twist, for pops orchestra (arrangement of 'Misirlou')
  • Performer: Martyn Jones (Drums)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.

>Severiano Briseño (1902 - 1988) : El sinaloense
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Agustín Lara (1897 - 1970) : Se me hizo fácil
  • Performer: Luanne Warner (Marimba)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Esquivel, Juan Garcia : Mini Skirt
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1968

>Traditional, Mexican : El llorar (Crying)
  • Performers: Efrén Vargas (Voice); Alejandro Flores (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Dominguez, Alberto : Perfidia
  • Performer: Carlos Garcia (Leaf)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.

>Revueltas, Silvestre : Sensemaya, for chamber orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937

>Golijov, Osvaldo : K'in sventa Ch'ul Me'tik Kwadulupe (Festival for the Holy Mother Guadalupe)
  • Performers: Rominko Mendez Xik (Voice); Luanne Warner (Marimba); Xun Perez Hol Cotom (Voice); Pegro Tak'il Bek'et (Guitar); Carmen Gomez Oso (Voice); Rominko Patixtan Patixtan (Harp)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Lecuona, Margarita : Tabu (Taboo)
  • Performer: Luis Conte (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1941

>José Elizondo : Cuatro milpas (Four Cornfields)
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Belisario García de Jesús.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: circa 1926

>Gallardo, Ricardo : Chavosuite
  • Performers: Gustavo Santaolalla (Toys); Gustavo Santaolalla (Percussion); Doña Florinda (Voice); Roberto Gómez Bolaños (Voice); Luna Santaolalla (Voice)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Guzik, Ariel : Plasmaht
  • Running Time: 1 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2001

>Sanchez, Chalino : Nacho Verduzco
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1992

>Café Tacuba (1989 - ) : 12/12
  • Ensemble: Café Tacuba
  • Running Time: 11 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Severiano Briseño (1902 - 1988) : El sinaloense
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Assem, Midhat : Ya habibi ta'ala (My Love, Come Quickly)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.

>Underground, Ramallah : Tashweesh (Interference)
  • Performer: Ramallah Underground (Electronics)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.

>Traditional, Lebanese : Wa habibi (Beloved)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.

>Rustamov, Said : Getme, getme (Don't Leave, Don't Leave)
  • Performers: Fargana Qasimov (Voice); Alim Qasimov (Drums)
  • Ensemble: Alim Qasimov Ensemble
  • Running Time: 12 min. 4 sec.
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Narayan, Ram : Raga mishra bhairavi :: Alap
  • Performers: Terry Riley (Tambura); Wu Man (Pipa)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 2 sec.

>Smith / Herbet : Oh Mother, the Handsome Man Tortures Me
  • Performer: Hank Dutt (Tambourine)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1970s

>Asadollahi, Rahman : Mugam beyati shiraz
  • Running Time: 9 min. 24 sec.

>Traditional, Iranian : Lullaby
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.

>Bey, Tanburi Cemil : Nihavent sirto
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Shildebaev, Kuat : Kara kemir
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.

>Alèmu Aga : Tèw semagn hagèré (Listen to Me, My Fellow Countrymen)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.

>Vrebalov, Aleksandra : Hold Me, Neighbor, in This Storm, for string quartet
  • Performer: John Sherba (Tapan)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary