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  • 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.

     

  • Kronos Quartet released its Nonesuch Records debut album 30 years ago today, August 15, 1986. The self-titled album includes works by Peter Sculthorpe, Aulis Sallinen, Philip Glass, Conlon Nancarrow, and Jimi Hendrix. The Washington Post praised the group's "breadth of vision" throughout a collection "devoted to some of the most imaginative music of our time." The New York Times called it "the best recorded anthology yet to capture the heady diversity of musical idioms that this San Francisco quartet espouses."

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    Composers from Eastern Europe / Central Asia offer work reflecting upon Jewish, Islamic, and Christian spiritual traditions. Guests include Dawn Upshaw, Djivan Gasparian, and the Throat Singers of Tuva. The seven tracks, says the Washington Post, “make a cohesive, contemplative whole.”

    Credits

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

    with
    Throat Singers of Tuva (1): Kaigal-ool Khovalyg, Anatoly Kuular, Kongar-ool Ondar
    Dawn Upshaw, soprano (2)
    Djivan Gasparian, duduk (5)
    Mikhail Alexandrovich, cantor (6)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Judith Sherman and the Kronos Quartet
    Recorded 1992-1994 at Skywalker Sound, Marin County, CA, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY, and Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA
    Engineers: Joseph Chilorio (4, 6), Bob Edwards (1, 7), Judith Sherman (2-6), Craig Silvey (3-5), Paul Zinman (2)
    Assistant Engineers: Mark Donahue (4), Chris Haynes (4, 5), Tom Luekens (1, 3), Craig Silvey (7)
    Additional mixing for 4: Ben Rizzi, engineer and David Merrill, assistant engineer
    Additional mixing for 7: Adam Abeshouse
    Recordings of male choir and by soprano for 7 provided by Giya Kanchelli
    Mastered at SoundByte, New York, NY

    Art Direction and Design: Frank Olinsky
    Cover: Matt Mahurin

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Composers from Eastern Europe / Central Asia offer work reflecting upon Jewish, Islamic, and Christian spiritual traditions. Guests include Dawn Upshaw, Djivan Gasparian, and the Throat Singers of Tuva. The seven tracks, says the Washington Post, “make a cohesive, contemplative whole.”

Description: 

Composers from Eastern Europe / Central Asia offer work reflecting upon Jewish, Islamic, and Christian spiritual traditions. Guests include Dawn Upshaw, Djivan Gasparian, and the Throat Singers of Tuva. The seven tracks, says the Washington Post, “make a cohesive, contemplative whole.”

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Judith Sherman and the Kronos Quartet
Recorded 1992-1994 at Skywalker Sound, Marin County, CA, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY, and Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA
Engineers: Joseph Chilorio (4, 6), Bob Edwards (1, 7), Judith Sherman (2-6), Craig Silvey (3-5), Paul Zinman (2)
Assistant Engineers: Mark Donahue (4), Chris Haynes (4, 5), Tom Luekens (1, 3), Craig Silvey (7)
Additional mixing for 4: Ben Rizzi, engineer and David Merrill, assistant engineer
Additional mixing for 7: Adam Abeshouse
Recordings of male choir and by soprano for 7 provided by Giya Kanchelli
Mastered at SoundByte, New York, NY

Art Direction and Design: Frank Olinsky
Cover: Matt Mahurin

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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79346

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1disc
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MUSICIANS
Kronos Quartet:
David Harrington, violin
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola
Joan Jeanrenaud, cello

with
Throat Singers of Tuva (1): Kaigal-ool Khovalyg, Anatoly Kuular, Kongar-ool Ondar
Dawn Upshaw, soprano (2)
Djivan Gasparian, duduk (5)
Mikhail Alexandrovich, cantor (6)

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