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Górecki: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2

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    Kronos Quartet performs Polish composer Henryk Górecki's fist two string quartets for an album Time describes as “sanguine in its magisterial technique and confident in its calm, unmannered directness of expression.” Both pieces were commissioned by Lincoln Center and dedicated to Kronos, marking a renewal of the composer’s interest in instrumental music during a decade of writing mainly for the voice.

    Credits

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

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Judith Sherman
    Engineered by Bob Edwards and Judith Sherman
    RecordedJuly 1990 (1) and August 1992 (2-5) at Skywalker Sound, Marin County, CA
    Assistant Engineer: Craig Silvey (2-5)

    Design by John Heiden
    Cover photograph by Edward Falkowski

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Artist Name: 
Henryk Górecki
Kronos Quartet
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Release Date: 
Friday, June 25, 1993 - 04:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

Kronos Quartet performs Górecki's fist two string quartets for an album Time describes as “sanguine in its magisterial technique and confident in its calm, unmannered directness of expression.” Both pieces were commissioned by Lincoln Center and dedicated to Kronos, marking a renewal of the composer’s interest in instrumental music during a decade of writing mainly for the voice.

Description: 

Kronos Quartet performs Polish composer Henryk Górecki's fist two string quartets for an album Time describes as “sanguine in its magisterial technique and confident in its calm, unmannered directness of expression.” Both pieces were commissioned by Lincoln Center and dedicated to Kronos, marking a renewal of the composer’s interest in instrumental music during a decade of writing mainly for the voice.

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Judith Sherman
Engineered by Bob Edwards and Judith Sherman
RecordedJuly 1990 (1) and August 1992 (2-5) at Skywalker Sound, Marin County, CA
Assistant Engineer: Craig Silvey (2-5)

Design by John Heiden
Cover photograph by Edward Falkowski

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79319

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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161
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Tuesday, June 1, 1993 - 04:00
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Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597931921BUN
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0.00
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
075597931969
Price: 
9.00
MusicianDetails: 

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

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