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Kronos Quartet Performs Philip Glass

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1String Quartet No. 5: I.1:11
2String Quartet No. 5: II.3:00
3String Quartet No. 5: III.5:28
4String Quartet No. 5: IV.4:38
5String Quartet No. 5: V.7:36
6String Quartet No. 4 (Buczak): I.7:54
7String Quartet No. 4 (Buczak): II6:18
8String Quartet No. 4 (Buczak): III.8:38
9String Quartet No. 2 (Company): I.2:09
10String Quartet No. 2 (Company): II.1:34
11String Quartet No. 2 (Company): III.1:28
12String Quartet No. 2 (Company): IV.2:04
13String Quartet No. 3 (Mishima): 1957—Award Montage3:27
14String Quartet No. 3 (Mishima): November 15—Ichigaya1:19
15String Quartet No. 3 (Mishima): 1934—Grandmother and Kimitake2:41
16String Quartet No. 3 (Mishima): 1962—Body Building1:40
17String Quartet No. 3 (Mishima): Blood Oath3:11
18String Quartet No. 3 (Mishima): Mishima / Closing2:56

News & Reviews

  • Watch: Kronos Quartet Celebrates 40th Anniversary at WQXR's The Greene Space in New York

    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.

  • "Kronos Explorer Series" Box Set & "A Thousand Thoughts" Out Now on Nonesuch Records

    Nonesuch celebrates Kronos Quartet, long known as interpreters of music from around the world, in its 40th anniversary year with two releases: Kronos Explorer Series, a box set of five classic albums from five different parts of the world, and A Thousand Thoughts, a new album that looks at Kronos’s geographically wide-ranging sources, featuring music from 14 different countries. Both are out today in North America (international release April 21). Kronos continues its anniversary celebration at the Switchboard Music Festival in its hometown of San Francisco this Saturday.

About this Album

Among these four performances is Quartet No. 5, the first piece Glass wrote especially for Kronos. “It contains some of Mr. Glass's best music since Koyaanisqatsi,” says the New York Times. “His ear for sumptuous string sonorities is undeniable.”


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

Produced by Judith Sherman, Kurt Munkacsi, and Philip Glass
Recorded August, 1993 at Skywalker Sound, Marin County, CA
Engineer: Craig Silvey
Assistant Engineer: Tom Luekens
Edited by Judith Sherman
Mastered at Soundbyte, New York, NY

Design by Frank Olinsky
Cover by Francesco Clemente

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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