Kronos Quartet ‎– Winter Was Hard

Nonesuch ‎– 9 79181-1, Nonesuch ‎– 79181-1
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A1 Winter Was Hard, Op. 20
Arranged By – Kronos*Chorus – San Francisco Girls ChorusComposed By – Aulis SallinenDirected By [Chorus] – Elizabeth ApplingOrgan [Reed] – Earl L. MillerText By [Original] – Bo Carpelan
A2 Half-Wolf Dances Mad In Moonlight (From Salome Dances For Peace)
Composed By – Terry Riley
A3 Fratres
Adapted By [Realized By] – Thomas Höfer*Composed By – Arvo Pärt
Six Bagatelles, Op. 9 3:57
A4.1 Mäßig
Composed By – Anton Webern
A4.2 Leicht Bewegt
Composed By – Anton Webern
A4.3 Ziemlich Fließend
Composed By – Anton Webern
A4.4 Sehr Langsam
Composed By – Anton Webern
A4.5 Äußerst Langsam
Composed By – Anton Webern
A4.6 Fließend
Composed By – Anton Webern
A5 Forbidden Fruit (Variations For Voice, String Quartet And Turntables)
Composed By [In Collaboration With] – Christian Marclay, Ohta Hiromi*, Kronos QuartetComposed By, Producer – John ZornText By [Original Texts] – Яeck*Turntables – Christian MarclayVoice – Ohta Hiromi*
B1 Bella By Barlight
Composed By – John Lurie
B2 Four, For Tango
Composed By – Astor Piazzolla
Quartet No. 3 19:06
B3.1 Andante
Composed By – Alfred Schnittke
B3.2 Agitato
Composed By – Alfred Schnittke
B3.3 Pesante
Composed By – Alfred Schnittke
B4 Adagio
Composed By – Samuel Barber
B5 A Door Is Ajar
Arranged By – Kronos*Composed By – Traditional

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"Winter Was Hard" (1969, Edition Fazer Helsinki (Teosto))
"Half Wolf Dances Mad in Moonlight" (1985, Ancient Word Music (BMI); written for Kronos Quartet)
"Fratres" (1977, Universal Edition)
"Six Bagatelles" (1911-13, Universal Edition)
"Forbidden Fruit" (1987, Hip's Road (BMI); Written for Kronos Quartet; Originally released on John Zorn's 'Spillane,' Nonesuch 79172)
"Bella By Barlight" (1984-85, Barking Lady Music (BMI))
"Four, For Tango" (1987, Editions Henry Lemoine; written for Kronos Quartet)
"Quartet No. 3" (1983, Universal Edition (VAAP))
"Adagio" (1936, G. Schirmer)
"A Door is Ajar" (1988)

Recorded November 1987 at Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, Massachusetts.
"Winter Was Hard" recorded January 1988 at St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco, California.
"Forbidden Fruit" recorded September 1987 at Russian Hill Recording, San Francisco, California and at Metal Box Studio, Tokyo, Japan. Mixed September 1987 at CBS Roppongi Studio, Tokyo, Japan.

Nos. A1-A4 and B1-B5 ℗ 1988, A5 ℗ 1987 Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records

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  • Matrix / Runout: DMM MASTERDISK R-100675-A SP1-2
  • Matrix / Runout: DMM MASTERDISK R-100675-B SP1-1

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9 79181-2, 79181-2 Kronos Quartet Winter Was Hard(CD, Album) Nonesuch, Nonesuch 9 79181-2, 79181-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
4-79181 Kronos Quartet Winter Was Hard(Cass, Album) Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records 4-79181 US 1988 Sell This Version
979 181-1 Kronos Quartet Winter Was Hard(LP, Album) Elektra Nonesuch, Nonesuch Digital 979 181-1 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
E4 79181, 4-79181 Kronos Quartet Winter Was Hard(Cass, Album, Club) Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records, Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records E4 79181, 4-79181 US 1988 Sell This Version
97 91811 Kronos Quartet Winter Was Hard(LP, Album) Nonesuch 97 91811 Canada 1988 Sell This Version