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Five Tango Sensations

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  • Kronos Quartet's acclaimed 1992 album Pieces of Africa is now available on vinyl for the first time, from Nonesuch Records. The vinyl edition features the album on two 140-gram LPs. This "potent new brew of folk influences, Minimalism, and European forms by eight black, brown, and white African composers," as Time described it, became a cross-cultural and commercial landmark: the first album to top both the classical and world music Billboard charts.

     

  • Kronos Quartet released its Nonesuch Records debut album 30 years ago today, August 15, 1986. The self-titled album includes works by Peter Sculthorpe, Aulis Sallinen, Philip Glass, Conlon Nancarrow, and Jimi Hendrix. The Washington Post praised the group's "breadth of vision" throughout a collection "devoted to some of the most imaginative music of our time." The New York Times called it "the best recorded anthology yet to capture the heady diversity of musical idioms that this San Francisco quartet espouses."

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    Argentine legend Piazzolla composed this work especially for Kronos. The result, says the New York Times, is a “set of charmingly melodic tangos in which the group supplied an accompaniment to the composer’s urbane performances on the accordion-like bandoneon.”

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Kronos Quartet:
    David Harrington, violin
    John Sherba, violin
    Hank Dutt, viola
    Joan Jeanrenaud, cello

    with
    Astor Piazzolla, bandoneon

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Judith Sherman
    Engineers: Judith Sherman, Rob Eaton, Dave O’Donnell, Dan Gellert
    Recorded and mixed at Power Station, New York, NY

    Music composed by Astor Piazzolla

    Art direction and design: Manhattan Design

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Artist Name: 
Kronos Quartet
Astor Piazzolla
Release Date: 
Friday, January 25, 1991 - 05:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

Argentine legend Piazzolla composed this work especially for Kronos. The result, says the New York Times, is a “set of charmingly melodic tangos in which the group supplied an accompaniment to the composer’s urbane performances on the accordion-like bandoneon.”

Description: 

Argentine legend Piazzolla composed this work especially for Kronos. The result, says the New York Times, is a “set of charmingly melodic tangos in which the group supplied an accompaniment to the composer’s urbane performances on the accordion-like bandoneon.”

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Judith Sherman
Engineers: Judith Sherman, Rob Eaton, Dave O’Donnell, Dan Gellert
Recorded and mixed at Power Station, New York, NY

Music composed by Astor Piazzolla

Art direction and design: Manhattan Design

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79254

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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Tuesday, January 1, 1991 - 05:00
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Label: 
CD+MP3
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075597925425BUN
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MP3
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603497094868
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5.00
MusicianDetails: 

MUSICIANS
Kronos Quartet:
David Harrington, violin
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola
Joan Jeanrenaud, cello

with
Astor Piazzolla, bandoneon

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