Kronos Quartet

Kronos Quartet - Aleksandra Vrebalov: The Sea Ranch Songs (2016)

Kronos Quartet - Aleksandra Vrebalov: The Sea Ranch Songs (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:04:01 | 148 MB
Label: Cantaloupe Music | Release Year: 2016

Commissioned for Kronos Quartet by The Sea Ranch in celebration of the famed community's 50th birthday, Aleksandra Vrebalov's new work for string quartet, The Sea Ranch Songs, connects with the spirit, landscape, and architecture of this grand experiment in environmental stewardship, land development, and intentional community planning. Featuring rare documented sounds from the Northern California coastal town and its wild surroundings, this sumptuous multimedia work includes a dreamlike cinematic exploration by videographer Andrew Lyndon on a bonus DVD. Meditative, majestic and inspirational, The Sea Ranch Songs delves into the stunning panoramas and metaphysical geography of this magical place, where the paths of people and nature are harmoniously intertwined.
Kronos Quartet - Henryk Gorecki: String Quartet No. 3: ...Songs Are Sung (2007) (Repost)

Kronos Quartet - Henryk Gorecki: String Quartet No. 3: …Songs Are Sung (2007)
XLD Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) - 187 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 121 MB | Covers Included | 50:15
Genre: Classical | Label: Nonesuch | Catalog: 104380

The essay in the program booklet for this release of Górecki's String Quartet No. 3 (…songs were sung), makes much of a supposed caesura in Górecki's creative output following the phenomenal success of Nonesuch's 1992 release of this Third Symphony, with soprano Dawn Upshaw, which elevated him practically to the level of a pop star. The essay implies that his meteoric rise to being one of the most famous and popular contemporary composers may have produced a creative crisis that caused him to wait until 2005 to finally deliver the score of his Third Quartet, which he had written in the winter of 1994-1995. In fact, Górecki's sudden notoriety seems to have had little effect on his creativity; between 1993 and 2004, he wrote 16 opus numbers.

Kronos Quartet - Black Angels (1990)  Music

Posted by Designol at Aug. 29, 2016
Kronos Quartet - Black Angels (1990)

Kronos Quartet - Black Angels (1990)
George Crumb, Thomas Tallis, István Mártha, Charles Ives, Dmitri Shostakovich

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary, Avant-Garde | Label: Nonesuch/Elektra | # 7559-79242-2 | Time: 01:01:39

This disc is supposed to hurt. Just look at the program: it starts with Crumb's Black Angels for electric string quartet, a work that is the aural equivalent of Coppola's Apocalypse Now, and ends with Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 8, a work that is either the aural equivalent of a monument to the victims of war and fascism written in the ruins of Dresden or the musical equivalent of a suicide note written before the composer joined the Communist Party. With the spooky and evocative performances of Thomas Tallis Spem in Alium, Istvan Marta's Doom. A Sigh, and Charles Ives' There They Are!, this disc is so painful it could be the soundtrack for an unmade Kubrick movie. The question is, is this disc supposed to hurt so much? The Kronos Quartet is a harsh and aggressive ensemble with an angular approach to rhythm and structure and an overwhelming need to assert its individual and collective identity.
Kronos Quartet, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Dianne Berkun - Bryce Dessner - Aheym (2013)

Kronos Quartet, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Dianne Berkun - Bryce Dessner - Aheym (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 220 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Anti | Catalog Number: 87296

Aheym Is an astonishing collaboration between National guitarist Bryce Dessner and journeyman new music string quartet the Kronos Quartet. Performing four compositions by Dessner,The Kronos Quartet champion an exciting young composer, continuing a history of presenting new and important works and composers that stretches back to their founding in 1973.
Kronos Quartet - Music of Franghiz Ali-Zadeh (Mugam Sayagi)

Kronos Quartet - Music of Franghiz Ali-Zadeh (Mugam Sayagi)
Contemporary classical | DDD | [email protected] | Booklet/covers | 98 Mb | Mediafire
Steve Reich - WTC 9/11, Mallet Quartet, Dance Patterns - Kronos Quartet (2011) {CD+DVD Nonesuch 528236-2}

Steve Reich - WTC 9/11, Mallet Quartet, Dance Patterns - Kronos Quartet (2011) {CD+DVD Nonesuch 528236-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 151 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 87 Mb
DVD5 -> 996 Mb | All Regions | NTSC 16:9 | ~16 m | LinearPCM, 2 ch | ISO Image
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 13 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2011 Nonesuch Records / Warner | 528236-2
Classical / Chamber Music / Electronic / Avant-Garde / Classical Crossover / Minimalism

Nonesuch releases Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Steve Reich’s WTC 9/11 on September 20, 2011. The album marks the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, which is the subject of Reich’s piece. Commissioned for and recorded by Kronos Quartet, WTC 9/11 is scored for three string quartets and pre-recorded voices. The album also includes Reich’s Mallet Quartet, performed by Sō Percussion, and Dance Patterns, featuring members of Steve Reich and Musicians, as well as a DVD with a live performance of Mallet Quartet by Sō Percussion.

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.

Kronos Quartet - Charke: Tundra Songs (2015)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at March 1, 2016
Kronos Quartet - Charke: Tundra Songs (2015)

Kronos Quartet - Charke: Tundra Songs (2015)
Modern Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:48:03 | 112 MB
Label: Centrediscs

"It's really one of the major, spectacular pieces that has ever been written for Kronos, I would say - and I think it's a breakthrough piece for Derek Charke, too." - David Harrington, Kronos Quartet Always at the forefront, seeking the new and pushing the boundaries of the traditional string quartet to its limits, it is no surprise the Kronos Quartet sought out Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq for another extraordinary collaboration with JUNO Award-winning composer Derek Charke. Harrington describes throat singers as sounding as though they have a "string in their body."

Kronos Quartet - Terry Riley: Requiem For Adam (2001)  

Posted by Designol at Sept. 18, 2015
Kronos Quartet - Terry Riley: Requiem For Adam (2001)

Kronos Quartet - Terry Riley: Requiem For Adam (2001)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 197 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 132 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Avant-Garde, Minimalism | Label: Nonesuch | # 79639-2 | Time: 00:47:55

This may be the single most powerful piece of music that the Kronos Quartet has ever recorded, and perhaps that Terry Riley has ever written. This is because Requiem for Adam is so personal, so direct, and experiential. Requiem for Adam was written after the death of Kronos violinist David Harrignton's son. He died, in 1995, at the age of 16, from an aneurysm in his coronary artery. Riley, who is very close to the Harringtons and has a son the same age, has delved deep into the experience of death and resurrection, or, at the very least, transmutation. Requiem for Adam is written in three parts, or movements. The first, "Ascending the Heaven Ladder," is based on a four-note pattern that re-harmonizes itself as it moves up the scale. There are many variations and series based on each of these notes and their changing harmonics, and finally a 5/4 dance as it moves to the highest point on the strings. The drone-like effect is stunning when the listener realizes that the drone is changing shape too, ascending the scale, moving ever upward and taking part in the transmutation of harmony.

DJ Spooky and Kronos Quartet - Rebirth Of A Nation (2015)  

Posted by varrock at Sept. 17, 2015
DJ Spooky and Kronos Quartet - Rebirth Of A Nation (2015)

DJ Spooky and Kronos Quartet - Rebirth Of A Nation (2015)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Tracks: 19 | 79:16 min | 182 Mb
Style: Electronic, Neo-Classical, Soundtrack | Label: Cantaloupe Music

Paul D. Miller is probably most well-known under his “constructed persona” as DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid. He has recorded a huge volume of music and collaborated with a wide variety of musicians and composers, among them Iannis Xenakis, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Kronos Quartet, Pierre Boulez, Steve Reich, Yoko Ono, Thurston Moore and many others.