Night Prayers

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Composers from Eastern Europe / Central Asia offer work reflecting upon Jewish, Islamic, and Christian spiritual traditions. Guests include Dawn Upshaw, Djivan Gasparian, and the Throat Singers of Tuva. The seven tracks, says the Washington Post, “make a cohesive, contemplative whole.”

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Composers from Eastern Europe / Central Asia offer work reflecting upon Jewish, Islamic, and Christian spiritual traditions. Guests include Dawn Upshaw, Djivan Gasparian, and the Throat Singers of Tuva. The seven tracks, says the Washington Post, “make a cohesive, contemplative whole.”

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PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Judith Sherman and the Kronos Quartet
Recorded 1992-1994 at Skywalker Sound, Marin County, CA, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY, and Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA
Engineers: Joseph Chilorio (4, 6), Bob Edwards (1, 7), Judith Sherman (2-6), Craig Silvey (3-5), Paul Zinman (2)
Assistant Engineers: Mark Donahue (4), Chris Haynes (4, 5), Tom Luekens (1, 3), Craig Silvey (7)
Additional mixing for 4: Ben Rizzi, engineer and David Merrill, assistant engineer
Additional mixing for 7: Adam Abeshouse
Recordings of male choir and by soprano for 7 provided by Giya Kanchelli
Mastered at SoundByte, New York, NY

Art Direction and Design: Frank Olinsky
Cover: Matt Mahurin

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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79346

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

with
Throat Singers of Tuva (1): Kaigal-ool Khovalyg, Anatoly Kuular, Kongar-ool Ondar
Dawn Upshaw, soprano (2)
Djivan Gasparian, duduk (5)
Mikhail Alexandrovich, cantor (6)

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075597934625BUN
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MP3
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11.00
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075597934663
  • 79346

News & Reviews

  • 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.”

  • 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 latest, featuring music Kronos performed in its fourth decade, 2003–2012, is out now. It includes works the quartet recorded on Nonesuch by Sigur Rós, Henryk Górecki, Clint Mansell, R.D. Burman, Ramallah Underground, Rokia Traoré, Pēteris Vasks, Terry Riley, Vladimir Martynov, Steve Reich, and more. You can hear it here.

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    Composers from Eastern Europe / Central Asia offer work reflecting upon Jewish, Islamic, and Christian spiritual traditions. Guests include Dawn Upshaw, Djivan Gasparian, and the Throat Singers of Tuva. The seven tracks, says the Washington Post, “make a cohesive, contemplative whole.”

    Credits

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

    with
    Throat Singers of Tuva (1): Kaigal-ool Khovalyg, Anatoly Kuular, Kongar-ool Ondar
    Dawn Upshaw, soprano (2)
    Djivan Gasparian, duduk (5)
    Mikhail Alexandrovich, cantor (6)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Judith Sherman and the Kronos Quartet
    Recorded 1992-1994 at Skywalker Sound, Marin County, CA, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY, and Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA
    Engineers: Joseph Chilorio (4, 6), Bob Edwards (1, 7), Judith Sherman (2-6), Craig Silvey (3-5), Paul Zinman (2)
    Assistant Engineers: Mark Donahue (4), Chris Haynes (4, 5), Tom Luekens (1, 3), Craig Silvey (7)
    Additional mixing for 4: Ben Rizzi, engineer and David Merrill, assistant engineer
    Additional mixing for 7: Adam Abeshouse
    Recordings of male choir and by soprano for 7 provided by Giya Kanchelli
    Mastered at SoundByte, New York, NY

    Art Direction and Design: Frank Olinsky
    Cover: Matt Mahurin

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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