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I must say that I was very much impressed with what Mr. Glass and the Kronos Quartet put together. At first listen the melodies can seem simple, but as you settle into the Glass style you will find subtle nuances to the harmonies and counter points that allow the ear to follow new themes with every listen. I have heard some criticisms of the the simplicity of No. 3 and listened carefully with the critiques in mind; I believe the criticism is warranted, however those that listen to Glass regularly should be used to his use of repetition to build trance like intrigue and given the brilliance of the man I give him the benefit of the doubt that this was his intent. In my opinion Glass is one of the great contemporary composers and the Kronos Quartet to be the perfect technical compliment to his unique style. This is a must have for any contemporary classical collection.


Brilliant. Anyone who enjoys listening to classical music will be enamoured with the Kronos Quartet. I, myself, am a big fan of the String Quartet No. 5: I-V.


This is an amazing compilation, and played very well by the Kronos Quartet. I LOVE the final two tracks, they are wonderful. This album is really worth it, espescially for the Philip Glass fans.


Formed: 1973 in Seattle, WA

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Since their founding in 1973, Kronos Quartet have become the foremost ambassador of contemporary chamber music, determined and successful at breaking down barriers between musical genres and between musicians and audiences. David Harrington, the ensemble's founder and first violinist, was inspired to form the group after hearing George Crumb's Black Angels. By the end of the 1970s, Kronos settled into a tight collaboration between Harrington, violinist John Sherba, violist Hank Dutt, and cellist...
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  • Genres: Classical, Music, Avant-Garde
  • Released: Feb 07, 1995

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