Black Angels

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Composer George Crumb’s title piece, called "an unusually elevated and searing Vietnam War protest" by the New York Times, sets a dark, powerful tone for this collection, which addresses the political/physical/spiritual consequences of war. London’s Evening Standard includes the album among its “100 Definitive Classical CDs of the 20th Century.”

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Composer George Crumb’s title piece, called "an unusually elevated and searing Vietnam War protest" by the New York Times, sets a dark, powerful tone for this collection, which addresses the political/physical/spiritual consequences of war. London’s Evening Standard includes the album among its “100 Definitive Classical CDs of the 20th Century.”

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PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Judith Sherman and Kronos Quartet
Recording Engineers: Judith Sherman, Juhani Liimatainen (1-4, 7-11), Tony Eckert (1-4, 7-11), Alex Haas (5), Dan Reid (6)
Mix Engineers: Judith Sherman, Bob Edwards (1-4), Alex Haas (5)

Art direction and design: Manhattan Design
Photography: Matt Mahurin

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

 

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79242

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

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CD+MP3
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075597924220BUN
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MP3
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9.00
UPC
603497094561
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2LP+MP3 (Due 2/16)
Price
30.00
UPC
075597900767
  • 79242

News & Reviews

  • As part of Kronos: Five Decades, the year-long celebration of Kronos Quartet’s 50th anniversary, the group is publishing five decade-spanning playlists curated by its founder and violinist David Harrington. The fifth and final playlist, featuring music Kronos performed in its fifth decade, 2013–2022, is out now. It includes music from their album A Thousand Thoughts; Folk Songs, with vocals by Sam Amidon, Olivia Chaney, Natalie Merchant, and Rhiannon Giddens; their Grammy-winning collaboration with Laurie Anderson, Landfall; and Terry Riley's Sun Rings. You can hear it here.

  • Kronos Quartet’s award-winning 1990 album Black Angels is now available on vinyl to coincide with Kronos Quartet: Five Decades, a year-long celebration of the quartet’s 50th anniversary, and Nonesuch Records' 60th anniversary. First released in 1990, the album features George Crumb’s title piece, which inspired David Harrington to found the quartet in 1973, and works by Charles Ives, István Márta, Thomas Tallis, and Dmitri Shostakovich. The fourth side of the vinyl is an etching of an illustration created especially for this purpose by Matt Mahurin, whose work is featured on the original album cover. The Evening Standard included Black Angels among its “100 Definitive Classical Albums of the 20th Century.”

  • About This Album

    Composer George Crumb’s title piece, called "an unusually elevated and searing Vietnam War protest" by the New York Times, sets a dark, powerful tone for this collection, which addresses the political/physical/spiritual consequences of war. London’s Evening Standard includes the album among its “100 Definitive Classical CDs of the 20th Century.”

    Credits

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

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Judith Sherman and Kronos Quartet
    Recording Engineers: Judith Sherman, Juhani Liimatainen (1-4, 7-11), Tony Eckert (1-4, 7-11), Alex Haas (5), Dan Reid (6)
    Mix Engineers: Judith Sherman, Bob Edwards (1-4), Alex Haas (5)

    Art direction and design: Manhattan Design
    Photography: Matt Mahurin

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

     

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