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Kronos Quartet Performs Philip Glass

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  • Happy birthday in advance to composer Philip Glass, who turns 80 this coming Tuesday. Among the celebratory events around the world this concert season is a BBC Total Immersion Day, broadcast on BBC Radio 3 from the Barbican in London this Saturday. NPR Music is marking Glass's milestone birthday with personal reflections from artists who have collaborated with the composer, including Laurie Anderson and Nico Muhly.

  • 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.

     

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    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.”

    Credits

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

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    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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Kronos Quartet
Philip Glass
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Release Date: 
Friday, February 3, 1995 - 05:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

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.”

Description: 

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.”

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
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

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79356

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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67
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205
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Wednesday, February 1, 1995 - 05:00
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UPC/Price: 
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597935622BUN
Price: 
11.00
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
603497094660
Price: 
10.00
MusicianDetails: 

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

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