Kronos Lyric

Theory into Poetry: New Approaches to the Lyric  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by thingska at May 29, 2017
Theory into Poetry: New Approaches to the Lyric

Theory into Poetry: New Approaches to the Lyric by Eva Müller-Zettelmann
English | 2005 | ISBN: 9042019069, 9789042019065 | 375 Pages | PDF | 2.39 MB

Balasz Szokolay - Edvard Grieg: Lyric Pieces (1990)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at May 29, 2017
Balasz Szokolay - Edvard Grieg: Lyric Pieces (1990)

Balasz Szokolay - Edvard Grieg: Lyric Pieces (1990)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 67:20 | 196 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 550450

This is a very pleasing assortment from among Grieg's 66 short Lyric Pieces, written between 1866-1891. There were 6-8 pieces in each of the 10 "books", and this collection of 30 pieces contains selections from 9 of the books (there is no selection from Book 62 for some reason). Each and every one presented here is a pure delight, and represent Grieg's life-long desire to create a true Norwegian music genre derived from the folk music, dances, stories and natural environment of Norway. Every piece is evocative and the entire disc is delightful, thanks to the colorful and imaginative piano of Balazs Szokolay.

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.

Kronos Quartet - Terry Riley: Requiem For Adam (2001) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at April 20, 2017
Kronos Quartet - Terry Riley: Requiem For Adam (2001) [Re-Up]

Kronos Quartet - Terry Riley: Requiem For Adam (2001)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 188 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 125 Mb | Scans included
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.
Kronos Quartet, Pat Metheny - Steve Reich: Different Trains, Electric Counterpoint (1989)

Kronos Quartet, Pat Metheny - Steve Reich: Different Trains, Electric Counterpoint (1989)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 00:41:45 | 222 MB
Genre: Modern Classical | Label: Elektra Nonesuch | Catalog: 7559791762

This late-'80s work finds the minimalist composer mixing acoustic and taped material to great effect. The disc's centerpiece is "Different Trains," a work that frames Reich's impressions of his boyhood train trips between his mother in Los Angeles and his father in New York; Reich also intersperses references to the much more harrowing train rides Jews were forced to take to Nazi concentration camps. Using the fine playing of the Kronos Quartet as a base, Reich layers the work with the taped train musings of his governess, a retired Pullman porter, and various Holocaust survivors – vintage train sounds from the '30s and '40s add to the riveting arrangement. And for some nice contrast, Reich recruits guitarist Pat Metheny to create a similarly momentous piece in "Electric Counterpoint" (Metheny plays live over a multi-tracked tape of ten guitars and two electric basses). Two fine works by Reich in his prime.
Kronos Quartet - Kevin Volans - Hunting: Gathering (1991) [Repost, New Rip]

Kronos Quartet - Kevin Volans - Hunting: Gathering (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 113 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 86 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Contemporary Classical, Minimalism | Label: Electra Nonesuch | # 7559-79253-2 | 00:21:26

During the rehearsals for the string quartet version of "White Man Sleeps," a strong artistic bond developed between the work's performers, the renowned Kronos Quartet, and its composer, Kevin Volans. This led Kronos to commission a second-string quartet from Volans, especially written for the musicians. Like "White Man Sleeps," it is a stunning piece of music, recommended to every world music lover who wants to cross the bridge to contemporary, modern music. The work comes in three movements, each one with a different character. Most remarkably are the Ethiopian influences in the beginning bars of the first movement (compare this motive with the vocal style of the distinguished Ethiopian singer Aster Aweke) and the joyous Southern African dance-like motive featuring after the more contemplative opening of the second movement. The slightly melancholic song-like structure of the short third movement draws the work to a close.
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.

BATTLE WORLDS: KRONOS (2013)  Games

Posted by Lebedev30 at Aug. 8, 2016
BATTLE WORLDS: KRONOS (2013)

BATTLE WORLDS: KRONOS (2013)
PC Game | Developer: KING Art Games / Nordic Games | 761.5 MB
Languages: English
Version GOG: 2.2.0.9
Genre: Strategy - Turn-based - Sci-fi