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Górecki: String Quartet No. 1 / Lerchenmusik

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    Kronos Quartet performs Górecki's first string quartet, Already It Is Dusk, paired with London Sinfonietta soloists' performance of his 1984 work for clarinet, cello, and piano, Lerchenmusik. The first is "a 14-minute gem," says the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "While one can only imagine that Górecki's music comes from the heart, there is no question that it goes to the heart—and to the gut—of those who hear it." In both pieces, "it is the music's directness, not its subtlety, that makes it so winning."

    Credits

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

    Lerchenmusik
    London Sinfonietta Soloists:
    Michael Collins, clarinet
    Christopher van Kampen, cello
    John Constable, piano

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Already It Is Dusk
    Produced by Judith Sherman
    Engineered by Bob Edwards
    Recorded July 16, 1990, at Skywalker Sound, Marin County, CA

    Lerchenmusik
    Produced and engineered by Max Wilcox
    Recorded December 10 and 11, 1989, at CBS Studios, London
    Assistant Engineer: Mike Ross-Trevor

    Cover photograph by Malcolm Crowthers
    Design by James Victore

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Artist Name: 
Henryk Górecki
Kronos Quartet
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Release Date: 
Tuesday, May 28, 1991 - 13:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

Kronos Quartet performs Górecki's first string quartet, Already It Is Dusk, paired with London Sinfonietta soloists' performance of his 1984 work for clarinet, cello, and piano, Lerchenmusik. The first is "a 14-minute gem," says the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "While one can only imagine that Górecki's music comes from the heart, there is no question that it goes to the heart—and to the gut—of those who hear it." In both pieces, "it is the music's directness, not its subtlety, that makes it so winning."

Description: 

Kronos Quartet performs Górecki's first string quartet, Already It Is Dusk, paired with London Sinfonietta soloists' performance of his 1984 work for clarinet, cello, and piano, Lerchenmusik. The first is "a 14-minute gem," says the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "While one can only imagine that Górecki's music comes from the heart, there is no question that it goes to the heart—and to the gut—of those who hear it." In both pieces, "it is the music's directness, not its subtlety, that makes it so winning."

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Already It Is Dusk
Produced by Judith Sherman
Engineered by Bob Edwards
Recorded July 16, 1990, at Skywalker Sound, Marin County, CA

Lerchenmusik
Produced and engineered by Max Wilcox
Recorded December 10 and 11, 1989, at CBS Studios, London
Assistant Engineer: Mike Ross-Trevor

Cover photograph by Malcolm Crowthers
Design by James Victore

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79257

ns_album_releasedate: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 21:15
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
075597997200
Price: 
9.00
MusicianDetails: 

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

Lerchenmusik
London Sinfonietta Soloists:
Michael Collins, clarinet
Christopher van Kampen, cello
John Constable, piano

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