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Five Tango Sensations

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  • Congratulations to Kronos Quartet, which has won the prestigious Ouevreprijs—career achievement prize—at the Edison Klassiek Awards. "Kronos Quartet has recorded more than fifty albums, invariably filled with new notes for the string quartet," says the jury. "It is high time to crown this unique achievement with an Edison Klassiek Ouevreprijs." The annual Dutch music prize will be presented in a ceremony and concert in Amsterdam during NPO 2's Podium Witteman on NPO 2 on November 24.

  • Kronos Quartet has shared a video for "One Earth, One People, One Love," from Sun Rings, the group's 2002 collaboration with composer Terry Riley of which Nonesuch released the first full recording earlier this year. (This week also marks the 30th anniversary of Kronos Quartet's first full-length Riley album for Nonesuch, Salome Dances for Peace.) Directed by Willie Williams, the new video was made by Treatment Studios for the Sun Rings multimedia live show, which Kronos has performed nearly fifty times in eleven countries and will do so again this concert season.

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    Argentine legend Piazzolla composed this work especially for Kronos. The result, says the New York Times, is a “set of charmingly melodic tangos in which the group supplied an accompaniment to the composer’s urbane performances on the accordion-like bandoneon.”

    Credits

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

    with
    Astor Piazzolla, bandoneon

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Judith Sherman
    Engineers: Judith Sherman, Rob Eaton, Dave O’Donnell, Dan Gellert
    Recorded and mixed at Power Station, New York, NY

    Music composed by Astor Piazzolla

    Art direction and design: Manhattan Design

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Release Date: 
Friday, January 25, 1991 - 05:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

Argentine legend Piazzolla composed this work especially for Kronos. The result, says the New York Times, is a “set of charmingly melodic tangos in which the group supplied an accompaniment to the composer’s urbane performances on the accordion-like bandoneon.”

Description: 

Argentine legend Piazzolla composed this work especially for Kronos. The result, says the New York Times, is a “set of charmingly melodic tangos in which the group supplied an accompaniment to the composer’s urbane performances on the accordion-like bandoneon.”

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Judith Sherman
Engineers: Judith Sherman, Rob Eaton, Dave O’Donnell, Dan Gellert
Recorded and mixed at Power Station, New York, NY

Music composed by Astor Piazzolla

Art direction and design: Manhattan Design

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79254

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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213
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Tuesday, January 1, 1991 - 05:00
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Label: 
CD+MP3
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075597925425BUN
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Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
603497094868
Price: 
5.00
Artist Name: 
Kronos Quartet
Astor Piazzolla
MusicianDetails: 

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

with
Astor Piazzolla, bandoneon

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