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Kronos 25: Discs 9/10

Kronos 25: Discs 9/10

Disc 9 is devoted to the music of Alfred Schnittke , a Russian/Jewish composer born in the Soviet Union. His father was posted to Vienna and so the young composer began his education exposed to the m…

Kronos 25: Discs 7/8

Kronos 25: Discs 7/8

Disc 7 consists of two pieces that are pretty central to the contemporary string quartet repertoire. The first piece is Different Trains  (1988) by Steve Reich that is a kind of musical documentary u…

Kronos 25: Discs 5/6

Kronos 25: Discs 5/6

Nice diverse repertoire on Disc 5: Osvaldo Golijov: The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind (1994) Sofia Gubaidulina: Quartet No. 4 (1993) Franghiz Ali-Zadeh: Mugam Sayagi (1993) Whatever happened…

Kronos: 25/Discs 3 & 4

Kronos: 25/Discs 3 & 4

Disc three is devoted to one long (80 minutes) piece by Morton Feldman. A good friend of mine, Anthony Genge, did a doctorate in composition with him at SUNY Stony Brook. Feldman wrote a lot of very …

Kronos Quartet: 25 Years

Kronos Quartet: 25 Years

At my talk yesterday, one person asked about the Kronos Quartet. Coincidentally, that same day I received from Amazon the box of ten CDs of their 25th Anniversary collection. The Kronos Quartet, as w…