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Winter Was Hard

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  • Steve Reich will publish Conversations, a new book, via HarperCollins' Hanover Square Press, on March 8, 2022. In the book, the composer speaks with collaborators, fellow composers, musicians, and visual artists influenced by his work—including Nonesuch Records Chairman Emeritus Robert Hurwitz, Jonny Greenwood, Kronos Quartet's David Harrington, Stephen Sondheim, Nico Muhly, Brian Eno, Michael Gordon, and others—to reflect on his prolific career as a composer as well as the music that inspired him and that has been inspired by him. The New York Times calls it "a surprising, enlightening series of conversations that shed new light on the music and career of 'our greatest living composer.'" The New Yorker says: "Through this series of insightful, wide-ranging conversations starting from his student days to the present pandemic, we gain a compelling glimpse into the mind of 'the most original musical thinker of our time.'"

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    On Winter Was Hard, released September 30, 1988, on Nonesuch Records, Kronos Quartet draws from a remarkable range of composers, including Arvo Pärt, Astor Piazzolla, Terry Riley, John Lurie, John Zorn. USA Today called it “the most inviting collection of 20th-century music in a long time, easily Kronos' most cohesive album.”

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Kronos Quartet:
    David Harrington, violin
    John Sherba, violin
    Hank Dutt, viola
    Joan Jeanrenaud, cello
    with
    San Francisco Girls Chorus (1)
    Elizabeth Appling, director
    Earl L. Miller, reed organ (1)
    Christian Marclay, turntables (5)
    Ohta Hiromi, voice (5)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Judith Sherman and Kronos Quartet (1-4, 6-10)
    Recorded November 1987 at Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA
    Engineer: John Newton
    Track 1 recorded January 1988 at St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco, CA
    Engineers: Howard Johnston and John Newton
    Track 5 produced by John Zorn
    Recorded September 1987 at Russian Hill Recording, San Francisco, CA, by Howard Johnston, and at Metal Box Studio, Tokyo, Japan by Ono Seigen
    Mixed September 1987 at CBS Roppongi Studio, Tokyo, Japan by Ono Seigen
    Mastering: Robert C. Ludwig

    Art direction and design: Kosh
    Cover photograph: Michele Clement

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Kronos Quartet draws from a remarkable range of composers, including Arvo Pärt, Astor Piazzolla, Terry Riley, John Lurie, John Zorn. USA Today called it “the most inviting collection of 20th-century music in a long time, easily Kronos' most cohesive album.”

Description: 

On Winter Was Hard, released September 30, 1988, on Nonesuch Records, Kronos Quartet draws from a remarkable range of composers, including Arvo Pärt, Astor Piazzolla, Terry Riley, John Lurie, John Zorn. USA Today called it “the most inviting collection of 20th-century music in a long time, easily Kronos' most cohesive album.”

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Judith Sherman and Kronos Quartet (1-4, 6-10)
Recorded November 1987 at Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA
Engineer: John Newton
Track 1 recorded January 1988 at St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco, CA
Engineers: Howard Johnston and John Newton
Track 5 produced by John Zorn
Recorded September 1987 at Russian Hill Recording, San Francisco, CA, by Howard Johnston, and at Metal Box Studio, Tokyo, Japan by Ono Seigen
Mixed September 1987 at CBS Roppongi Studio, Tokyo, Japan by Ono Seigen
Mastering: Robert C. Ludwig

Art direction and design: Kosh
Cover photograph: Michele Clement

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79181

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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CD+MP3
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MUSICIANS
Kronos Quartet:
David Harrington, violin
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola
Joan Jeanrenaud, cello
with
San Francisco Girls Chorus (1)
Elizabeth Appling, director
Earl L. Miller, reed organ (1)
Christian Marclay, turntables (5)
Ohta Hiromi, voice (5)

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