News & Reviews
- Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Nonesuch Releases "Kronos Explorer Series" Box Set & "A Thousand Thoughts" April 8, As Kronos Quartet Marks 40th Anniversary
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 will be available on April 8, 2014, and are available to pre-order in the Nonesuch Store; pre-orders of A Thousand Thoughts include an instant download of Sim Shalom, which you can hear here. Kronos continues its anniversary celebration with UCLA concerts on March 14 and 15, and a Carnegie Hall concert on March 28.
- Thursday, February 6, 2014
Kronos Quartet Marks Kronos: Under 30 Project's Fifth Edition with Four Nights at San Francisco's Z Space
Kronos Quartet kicks off Kronos: Under 30 / #5 World Premiere, four concerts at Z Space in San Francisco tonight through Sunday, featuring the world premiere of Bombs of Beirut, a new work written for the Quartet by Mary Kouyoumdjian. The young composer was selected from among nearly 400 applicants for this year’s Kronos: Under 30 Project, a commissioning and residency program founded a decade ago to support the creation of new music and develop lasting artistic relationships with the next creative generation.
About this Album
The CD of this album is available to purchase at ArkivMusic.
The Polish composer Witold Lutosławski designed his 1964 string quartet as a work that invites interpretation and encourages individualized approach. Says the Los Angeles Times, “Kronos conceives the work as a never-slackening exercise in fiery, forthright emotionalism and dramatic intensity.”
David Harrington, violin
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola
Joan Jeanrenaud, cello
Produced by Judith Sherman
Engineers: Judith Sherman, Juhani Liimatainen, and Tony Eckert
Recorded at Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, CA
Art direction and design: Manhattan Design
Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz