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Five Tango Sensations

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  • Congratulations to Kronos Quartet on receiving the 2018 WOMEX Artist Award. "To become a pioneer in one musical stream requires immense dedication, determination and, of course, prodigious skill and creativity," Jim Hickson writes of "the most important string quartet of their generation" in his introductory note for the WOMEX 2018 delegate guide. "To become such a leader in more than one stream must truly signal that there is some intense genius at work—genius that the Kronos Quartet possess in abundance."

  • In honor of Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch puppeteer Caroll Spinney's retirement from Sesame Street after nearly 50 years, we revisit Kronos Quartet's trip to that beloved street in 1987 to talk with Big Bird about the string quartet and making music. "His open and kind-hearted view of the world and how we should treat each other is something we should forever aspire to," Kronos says of Spinney, and we concur.

     

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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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MP3
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MUSICIANS
Kronos Quartet:
David Harrington, violin
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola
Joan Jeanrenaud, cello

with
Astor Piazzolla, bandoneon

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