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- Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Stanford Live 2014–15 Season Includes Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer, Toumani Diabaté, Emmylou Harris, Kronos Quartet, Brad Mehldau
Stanford Live has announced its 2014–15 season, and featured among the performers taking the stage at Bing Concert Hall are a number of artists familiar to readers of the Nonesuch Journal: Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer, Toumani Diabaté & Sidiki Diabaté, Emmylou Harris, Kronos Quartet, and Brad Mehldau Trio, as well as the world premiere of a new piece by John Adams and a celebration of the work of Stephen Sondheim.
- Thursday, April 17, 2014
Nonesuch Records marked Kronos Quartet's 40th anniversary year with two releases this month: the Kronos Explorer Series five-CD box set and a new album, A Thousand Thoughts. As a highlight of its anniversary season, Kronos was in NYC to perform at Carnegie Hall late last month and was the subject of a marathon stream of music and tributes on Q2 Music, the online new-music station from WQXR. The event culminated in a live, performance by Kronos Quartet from The Greene Space at WQXR, which you can watch here.
About this Album
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.”
David Harrington, violin
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola
Joan Jeanrenaud, cello
David Krakauer, clarinet, bass clarinet, basset horn
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