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Lutosławski: String Quartet

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    The CD of this album is available to purchase at ArkivMusic.

    The Polish composer Witold Lutosławski designed his 1964 string quartet as a work that invites interpretation and encourages individualized approach. Says the Los Angeles Times, “Kronos conceives the work as a never-slackening exercise in fiery, forthright emotionalism and dramatic intensity.”

    Credits

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

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Judith Sherman
    Engineers: Judith Sherman, Juhani Liimatainen, and Tony Eckert
    Recorded at Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, CA

    Art direction and design: Manhattan Design

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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The Polish composer Witold Lutosławski designed his 1964 string quartet as a work that invites interpretation and encourages individualized approach. Says the Los Angeles Times, “Kronos conceives the work as a never-slackening exercise in fiery, forthright emotionalism and dramatic intensity.”

Description: 

The CD of this album is available to purchase at ArkivMusic.

The Polish composer Witold Lutosławski designed his 1964 string quartet as a work that invites interpretation and encourages individualized approach. Says the Los Angeles Times, “Kronos conceives the work as a never-slackening exercise in fiery, forthright emotionalism and dramatic intensity.”

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Judith Sherman
Engineers: Judith Sherman, Juhani Liimatainen, and Tony Eckert
Recorded at Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, CA

Art direction and design: Manhattan Design

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79255

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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Tuesday, January 1, 1991 - 05:00
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MUSICIANS
Kronos Quartet:
David Harrington, violin
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola
Joan Jeanrenaud, cello

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