Kronos Quartet 25 Years

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Title: Kronos Quartet 25 Years
Intérprete/ Colaborador: Kronos Quartet; Morton Feldman
Código CDU: Kronos.01
Forma Musical: Piano quintets -- String quartets, Arranged.
Abstract: The Kronos Quartet has for years cultivated a chimeric image: is it a highbrow ensemble with pop leanings, or a crossover group with classical expertise? Yet whatever its methods and motivations may be, the Kronos Quartet has blurred musical categories for decades and attracted interest from audiences who might never have otherwise encountered a string quartet. Respected for its charisma and innovation, Kronos was founded at Mills College in 1973 by violinist David Harrington. By the end of the 1970s, violinist John Sherba, violist Hank Dutt, and cellist Joan Jeanrenaud rounded out the group's original personnel. Since then, Kronos has aggressively commissioned new music, including over 450 of its repertory of 600 pieces. This unprecedented zeal for commissioning has been credited with reviving and revitalizing the otherwise stagnating medium of the string quartet. The ensemble made a strong impression with guest appearances on recordings by Warren Benson, Dane Rudhyar, and David ...


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