Kronos Quartet ‎– Kronos Quartet

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String Quartet No. 8 (13:41)
Con Dolore 2:59
Risoluto 3:50
Con Dolore 3:00
Con Precisione 1:57
Con Dolore 1:55
String Quartet No. 3: Some Aspects Of Peltoniemi Hintrik's Funeral March (14:05)
Marcia Funebre
Variazione I
Variazione II
Intermezzo
Variazione III
Intermezzo
Variazione IV
Variazione V
Company (7:53)
I. ♩ = 96 2:22
II. ♩ = 160 1:34
III. ♩ = 90 1:48
IV. ♩ = 160 2:09
String Quartet (11:07)
Allegro Molto 2:23
Andante Moderato 3:29
Prestissimo 5:15
Purple Haze 3:00

Versions (13)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
79111, 9 79111-1 F Kronos Quartet Kronos Quartet(LP, Album) Nonesuch, Nonesuch 79111, 9 79111-1 F US 1986 Sell This Version
E4-79111, E4 79111 Kronos Quartet Kronos Quartet (Music Of Sculthorpe / Sallinen / Glass / Nancarrow / Hendrix)(Cass, Album, Dol) Nonesuch, Nonesuch E4-79111, E4 79111 US 1986 Sell This Version
9 79111-4, 79111-4 Kronos Quartet Kronos Quartet (Music Of Sculthorpe / Sallinen / Glass / Nancarrow / Hendrix)(Cass, Album, SR,) Nonesuch, Nonesuch 9 79111-4, 79111-4 US 1986 Sell This Version
E2-79111 Kronos Quartet Kronos Quartet(CD) Nonesuch E2-79111 US 1986 Sell This Version
7559-79111-2, 979 111-2 Kronos Quartet Kronos Quartet(CD, Album) Nonesuch, Nonesuch 7559-79111-2, 979 111-2 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
9 79111-2 Kronos Quartet Kronos Quartet(CD, Album) Nonesuch 9 79111-2 US 1986 Sell This Version
79111-2, 979 111-2, 9 79111-2 Kronos Quartet Kronos Quartet(CD, Album) Nonesuch, Nonesuch, Nonesuch 79111-2, 979 111-2, 9 79111-2 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
E2-79111 Kronos Quartet Kronos Quartet(CD, Club) Nonesuch E2-79111 US 1986 Sell This Version
979 111-1 Kronos Quartet Kronos Quartet(LP, Album) Nonesuch 979 111-1 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
E1 79111 Kronos Quartet Music By Sculthorpe, Sallinen, Glass, Nancarrow & Hendrix(LP, Album) Nonesuch E1 79111 US 1986 Sell This Version
979 111-2 Kronos Quartet Music By Sculthorpe, Sallinen, Glass, Nancarrow, Hendrix(CD, Album) Nonesuch 979 111-2 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
7559-79111-5, WPCS-21068 Kronos Quartet Kronos Quartet(CD, Album) Nonesuch, Nonesuch 7559-79111-5, WPCS-21068 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
79111-2 Kronos Quartet Kronos Quartet(CD, Album, RE) Nonesuch 79111-2 US 2011 Sell This Version

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February 23, 2015
referencing Kronos Quartet, LP, Album, 79111, 9 79111-1 F
The simulation of amplified guitar distortion on acoustic stringed instruments by this crack ensemble is an important achievement in biomechanical theory and musicology; it is a virtuostically bionic inversion of the typical synthesizer aproximation of acoustic timbres (synth-flute, synth-brass, "chorus" etc.). Additionally, This cover of Hendrix's "Purple Haze" is, unlike the majority of covers of his music and covers of songs done better by their writers in general, a contribution to his canon rather than a redundancy. I do not have the expertise to determine if the Kronos is the best quartet currently in existence as far as technical proficiency (I also think of the Jack Quartet whose assaying of Xenakis is astonishing) but I might suggest the overtly intrepid nature of their repetoire is among the best stylistic agendas being arco'ed, pizz'ed and col legno'ed today.