Five Tango Sensations

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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.”

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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.”

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

Nonesuch Selection Number

79254

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

with
Astor Piazzolla, bandoneon

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CD+MP3
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0.00
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075597925425BUN
Label
MP3
Price
5.00
UPC
603497094868
  • 79254

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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.”

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  • About This Album

    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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