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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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    This two-disc set offers highlights from Kronos Quartet’s first decade on Nonesuch. The “supercharged group of musical pioneers” (Los Angeles Times) displays astonishing stylistic breadth, interpreting work by composers ranging from Terry Riley to Jimi Hendrix, Raymond Scott to Steve Reich.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Kronos Quartet:
    David Harrington, violin
    John Sherba, violin
    Hank Dutt, viola
    Joan Jeanrenaud, cello
    with
    Dumisani Maraire, ngoma, hosho (disc one, 1)
    Astor Piazzolla, bandoneon (disc one, 2)
    Djivan Gasparian, duduk (disc one, 10)
    Patty Manning, John Taylor, and Larry Caballero (disc two, 3)
    Scott Fraser, sound design (disc two, 4)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Judith Sherman and Kronos Quartet (disc one, 1, 7, 8, 10, 11); Judith Sherman (disc one, 2-6; disc two, 1-4); Judith Sherman, Kurt Munkacsi, and Philip Glass (disc one, 9)
    Disc one engineered by Bob Edwards and Judith Sherman (1, 5); Judith Sherman, Dave O’Donnell, and Dave Gellert (2); John Newton (3, 6, 8, 11); Rob Eaton (4); Judith Sherman, Bob Edwards, Tony Eckert, and Juhani Liimatainen (7); Craig Silvey (9); Judith Sherman and Craig Silvey (10)
    Disc two engineered by Craig Silvey and Chris Haynes (1, 4); Craig Silvey, Tom Lueckens, and Carl Glanville (2); Craig Silvey and Steve Limonoff (3)
    Mastered by Paul Zinman at SoundByte, New York, NY

    Design by SMOG, Los Angeles, CA
    Cover photograph by Tim Simmons

    Executive Producer: David Bither

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This two-disc set offers highlights from Kronos Quartet’s first decade on Nonesuch. The “supercharged group of musical pioneers” (Los Angeles Times) displays astonishing stylistic breadth, interpreting work by composers ranging from Terry Riley to Jimi Hendrix, Raymond Scott to Steve Reich.

Description: 

This two-disc set offers highlights from Kronos Quartet’s first decade on Nonesuch. The “supercharged group of musical pioneers” (Los Angeles Times) displays astonishing stylistic breadth, interpreting work by composers ranging from Terry Riley to Jimi Hendrix, Raymond Scott to Steve Reich.

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PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Judith Sherman and Kronos Quartet (disc one, 1, 7, 8, 10, 11); Judith Sherman (disc one, 2-6; disc two, 1-4); Judith Sherman, Kurt Munkacsi, and Philip Glass (disc one, 9)
Disc one engineered by Bob Edwards and Judith Sherman (1, 5); Judith Sherman, Dave O’Donnell, and Dave Gellert (2); John Newton (3, 6, 8, 11); Rob Eaton (4); Judith Sherman, Bob Edwards, Tony Eckert, and Juhani Liimatainen (7); Craig Silvey (9); Judith Sherman and Craig Silvey (10)
Disc two engineered by Craig Silvey and Chris Haynes (1, 4); Craig Silvey, Tom Lueckens, and Carl Glanville (2); Craig Silvey and Steve Limonoff (3)
Mastered by Paul Zinman at SoundByte, New York, NY

Design by SMOG, Los Angeles, CA
Cover photograph by Tim Simmons

Executive Producer: David Bither

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79394

Number of Discs in Set: 
2discs
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MUSICIANS
Kronos Quartet:
David Harrington, violin
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola
Joan Jeanrenaud, cello
with
Dumisani Maraire, ngoma, hosho (disc one, 1)
Astor Piazzolla, bandoneon (disc one, 2)
Djivan Gasparian, duduk (disc one, 10)
Patty Manning, John Taylor, and Larry Caballero (disc two, 3)
Scott Fraser, sound design (disc two, 4)

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