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Golijov: The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac The Blind

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    On this recording of award-winning composer Osvaldo Golijov’s dazzling composition, which incorporates a variety of musical styles and tempos, from Jewish folk to tango, Kronos Quartet is joined by clarinetist David Krakauer. With both his subtle harmonies and frenzied passages, Krakauer adds a new dimension to the rich Kronos sound. The Boston Globe praised it as spiritual, earthly—and earthy: “It is music of prayer, celebration, mysticism, and practicality.”

    Credits

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

    with
    David Krakauer, clarinet, bass clarinet, basset horn

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Judith Sherman
    Recorded January 1996 at Skywalkjer Ranch, Nicasio, California
    Engineer, Craig Silvery
    Assistant Engineer, Chris Haynes
    Mastered by Judith Sherman and David Harrington at SoundByte Productions, New York City

    Art Direction and Design by Frank Olinsky
    Cover: Marriage charm, text from the Song of Song; by Baruch ben Shermariah of Brest-Liitovsk, 1794. Benecke Rare Books and Manuscript Library, Yale University.

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Composer Osvaldo Golijov calls his piece, featuring clarinetist David Krakauer alongside Kronos, "a kind of epic, a history of Judaism." The Boston Globe praised it as spiritual, earthly—and earthy: “It is music of prayer, celebration, mysticism, and practicality.”

Description: 

On this recording of award-winning composer Osvaldo Golijov’s dazzling composition, which incorporates a variety of musical styles and tempos, from Jewish folk to tango, Kronos Quartet is joined by clarinetist David Krakauer. With both his subtle harmonies and frenzied passages, Krakauer adds a new dimension to the rich Kronos sound. The Boston Globe praised it as spiritual, earthly—and earthy: “It is music of prayer, celebration, mysticism, and practicality.”

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Judith Sherman
Recorded January 1996 at Skywalkjer Ranch, Nicasio, California
Engineer, Craig Silvery
Assistant Engineer, Chris Haynes
Mastered by Judith Sherman and David Harrington at SoundByte Productions, New York City

Art Direction and Design by Frank Olinsky
Cover: Marriage charm, text from the Song of Song; by Baruch ben Shermariah of Brest-Liitovsk, 1794. Benecke Rare Books and Manuscript Library, Yale University.

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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79444

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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MP3
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075597944464
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6.00
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MUSICIANS
Kronos Quartet:
David Harrington, violin
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola
Joan Jeanrenaud, cello

with
David Krakauer, clarinet, bass clarinet, basset horn

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