Kronos Quartet: Music by Sculthorpe, Sallinen, Glass, Nancarrow, Hendrix
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||String Quartet No. 8: I. Con dolore||Kronos Quartet||2:04||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||String Quartet No. 8: II. Risoluto||Kronos Quartet||3:49||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||String Quartet No. 8: III. Con dolore (2)||Kronos Quartet||3:02||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||String Quartet No. 8: IV. Con precisione||Kronos Quartet||1:49||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||String Quartet No. 8: V. Con dolore (3)||Kronos Quartet||2:07||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||String Quartet No. 3: Some Aspects of Peltoniemi Hintrik's Funeral March||Kronos Quartet||14:12||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Company: Movement I - 1/4 = 96||Kronos Quartet||2:22||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Company: Movement II - 1/4 = 160||Kronos Quartet||1:36||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Company: Movement III - 1/4 = 90||Kronos Quartet||1:46||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Company: Movement IV - 1/4 = 160||Kronos Quartet||2:14||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||String Quartet: I. Allegro molto||Kronos Quartet||2:18||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||String Quartet: II. Andante moderato||Kronos Quartet||3:31||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||String Quartet: III. Prestissimo||Kronos Quartet||5:17||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Purple Haze||Kronos Quartet||2:52||$0.99||View In iTunes|
To say this barrier-breaking string quartet plays modern music is an understatement. All of the five composers showcased on this audacious recording were born in the 20th century. Minimalist Philip Glass is among the best known of the five, whose works cannot possibly be mistaken with anything from the baroque or classical periods. This particular foursome illustrates the grace, beauty, and even power of a string quartet, but goes well beyond. In the words of first violinist and leader David Harrington, "I've always wanted the string quartet to be vital, and energetic, and alive, and cool, and not afraid to kick ass and be absolutely beautiful and ugly if it has to be." The album-ending cover of the Jimi Hendrix classic "Purple Haze" must be heard to be believed.
Ultra cool by half - this quartet is required listening for anyone interested in nudging up the hip meter.
I love the Jimi Hendrix, Purple Haze... very cool.
Formed: 1973 in Seattle, WA
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s