Kronos Quartet

Kronos Quartet - Witold Lutoslawski: String Quartet (1991)  Music

Posted by Designol at June 14, 2016
Kronos Quartet - Witold Lutoslawski: String Quartet (1991)

Kronos Quartet - Witold Lutosławski: String Quartet (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 103 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 69 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Contemporary Classical | Label: Nonesuch | # 7559-79255-2 | Time: 00:23:57

For this Elektra/Nonesuch release, the Kronos Quartet interprets Witold Lutoslawski's 1964 String Quartet, an uncommonly difficult piece since the four musicians are commanded to play their parts ad lib, as if they were alone. Lutoslawski was influenced by the random procedures of John Cage, but he also wished to maintain dramatic structure, so string quartet includes rigidity in time measures. The balance between freedom and structure provides for a surprisingly appealing recording.

Kevin Volans - Hunting Gathering - Kronos Quartet (1991)  Music

Posted by basa005 at May 18, 2011
Kevin Volans - Hunting Gathering - Kronos Quartet (1991)

Kevin Volans - Hunting Gathering - Kronos Quartet (1991)
EAC RIP | APE + CUE + LOG | COVER + BOOK | RAR FILES (3% recovery) | 80 Mb
Classical | Elektra Nonesuch 7559-79253-2

Kronos Quartet - Pieces of Africa (1992) (Repost)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Sept. 12, 2017
Kronos Quartet - Pieces of Africa (1992) (Repost)

Kronos Quartet - Pieces of Africa (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 272.28 Mb | 1:07:13 | Cover
Classical | Label: Elektra Nonesuch

When released, Pieces of Africa was subject to some of the same "cultural imperialist" criticism that had been more successfully leveled at performers like David Byrne and Paul Simon. The album consists of commissions from African composers working at varying distances from European conventions. But whereas Byrne and Simon arguably used the music of Brazil or South Africa as backgrounds over which to display their own egos, the Kronos Quartet's members managed to sublimate themselves in service to the compositions, never giving the listener any sense of condescension.

Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet - Ladilikan (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Sept. 10, 2017
Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet - Ladilikan (2017)

Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet - Ladilikan
World, Jazz, Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 46:39 min | 264 MB
Label: World Circuit | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

You take a trio of the finest traditional griot musicians from Mali and put them in a studio with western music's most revolutionary Western string quartet – and the resulting album is one of the most richly rewarding musical collaborations you are likely to encounter.

Kronos Quartet - Early Music (Lachrymæ Antiquæ) (1997)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Aug. 21, 2017
Kronos Quartet - Early Music (Lachrymæ Antiquæ) (1997)

Kronos Quartet - Early Music (Lachrymæ Antiquæ) (1997)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:08:27 | 311 MB
Genre: Modern Classical, Avant-Garde | Label: Nonesuch | Catalog: 7559794572

What's interesting about the latest outing from this prolific chamber group is not so much that they've chosen to create string quartet adaptations of music from the late Middle Ages and early Renaissance – after all, these are folks who have commissioned arrangements of Jimi Hendrix and Bo Diddley, so we've learned not to be shocked – but rather that they've chosen to juxtapose the works of Machaut, Pérotin and Tye with pieces by John Cage, Moondog and Harry Partch, among other twentieth-century notables.

Kronos Quartet - Caravan (2000)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at July 11, 2017
Kronos Quartet - Caravan (2000)

Kronos Quartet - Caravan (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:02:51 | 319 MB
Genre: Modern Classical | Label: Nonesuch | Catalog: 7559794902

On their 2000 release, the Kronos Quartet has appeared with an album worthy of their name. On Caravan, the quartet uses songs from the world round, with all of them rearranged as needed to fit a string quartet. There are compositions from Yugoslavia ("Pannonia Boundless"), Portugal ("Cancao Verdes Anos" and "Romance No. 1"), India ("Aaj Ki Raat"), Mexico ("La Muerte Chiquita"), Turkey ("Turceasca"), Romania, Hungary, Iran, Lebanon, and Argentina. There are guest artists left and right on the album: Hindustani tabla great Zakir Hussain aids on the Bollywood work "Aaj Ki Raat" (Tonight's the Night).

Kronos Quartet - White Man Sleeps (1987)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at July 11, 2017
Kronos Quartet - White Man Sleeps (1987)

Kronos Quartet - White Man Sleeps (1987)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:06:00 | 302 MB
Genre: Modern Classical | Label: Nonesuch | Catalog: 7559791632

This album features the original version of "White Man Sleeps," written in 1982, and "Mbira" from 1980. If you think landmark European 17th/18th century baroque instruments and African musical structures are irreconcilable opposites and you are open enough to change your mind, this is the album for you. These pieces of Kevin Volans belong indeed to the most exciting developments in contemporary music. "White Man Sleeps" features harpsichords and a viola da gamba in African tuning and conventional (non-African) percussion, and "Mbira" is played on percussion and harpsichord.
Kronos Quartet - Folk Songs (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Kronos Quartet - Folk Songs (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 39:12 minutes | 783 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

When Nonesuch Records celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014, with festivals at London's Barbican Centre and New York's Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Kronos Quartet joined forces with four labelmates-Sam Amidon, Olivia Chaney, Rhiannon Giddens, and Natalie Merchant-to perform a concert entitled Folk Songs. The group later recorded the songs, most of which are traditional with contemporary arrangements, with Doug Petty as the album's producer.

Kronos Quartet - Folk Songs (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at June 8, 2017
Kronos Quartet - Folk Songs (2017)

Kronos Quartet - Folk Songs
Folk, Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 39:12 min | 92.1 MB
Label: Nonesuch | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2017

When Nonesuch Records celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014, with festivals at London's Barbican Centre and New York's Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Kronos Quartet joined forces with four labelmates-Sam Amidon, Olivia Chaney, Rhiannon Giddens, and Natalie Merchant-to perform a concert entitled Folk Songs. The group later recorded the songs, most of which are traditional with contemporary arrangements, with Doug Petty as the album's producer.

Kronos Quartet - Short Stories (1993) (Repost)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at May 28, 2017
Kronos Quartet - Short Stories (1993) (Repost)

Kronos Quartet - Short Stories (1993)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:15:05 | 350 MB
Genre: Modern Classical | Label: Nonesuch | Catalog: 7559793102

Pieces by nine very different composers make up this fascinating collection of works for string quartet entitled Short Stories, performed by the Kronos Quartet. Elliott Sharp's Digital (1986) is a hard-edged rhythmic study using the instrument bodies as drums, with objects inserted in the strings to create rattling, shaker, and tambourine-like sounds. Steve Mackey's arrangement (1989) of the classic Chicago blues tune "Spoonful" (1960), by the prolific Willie Dixon, exaggerates the gestures of the song and employs complex harmonies and modernistic devices like string crunches, etc. John Oswald's Spectre (1990) opens with the naive sound of the quartet tuning up.