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A Thousand Thoughts / Kronos Quartet

Kronos Quartet
Release Date: 04/08/2014 
Label:  Nonesuch   Catalog #: 536952   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  TraditionalBlind Willie JohnsonOmar SouleymanGetatchew Mekurya,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronos Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"A Thousand Thoughts" looks at the Kronos Quartet’s geographically wide-ranging sources, featuring music from 14 different countries. This album is one of two releases by Nonesuch, the other being the 5 CD set "The Kronos Explorer Series," a box set of five classic albums from five different parts of the world. Both albums are in celebration of the Kronos Quartet, long known as interpreters of music from around the world, in its 40th anniversary year. "A Thousand Thoughts" looks at the Kronos Quartet’s geographically wide-ranging sources, featuring music from 14 different countries. This album is one of two releases by Nonesuch, the other being the 5 CD set "The Kronos Explorer Series," a box set of five classic albums from five different parts of the world. Both albums are in celebration of the Kronos Quartet, long known as interpreters of music from around the world, in its 40th anniversary year. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Tusen Tankar by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronos Quartet
2.
Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground by Blind Willie Johnson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronos Quartet
3.
La Sidounak Sayyada by Omar Souleyman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronos Quartet
4.
Lưu thủy trường by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronos Quartet
5.
Aha Gèdawo by Getatchew Mekurya
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronos Quartet
6.
An Buachaillín Bán by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronos Quartet
7.
The Round Sun and Crescent Moon in the Sky by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronos Quartet
8.
Eviç Taksim by Tanburi Cemil Bey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronos Quartet
9.
Rangin Kaman (excerpt) by Homayun Sakhi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronos Quartet
10.
Smyrneiko Minore by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronos Quartet
11.
Cry of a Lady by Terry Riley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronos Quartet

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Great adventure in music from all over the world October 21, 2014 By Peter A. (Longmont, CO) See All My Reviews "Is anything more diverse than a Kronos compilation? I always love their recordings and concerts, not because I like everything they do, but because it is always an amazing adventure. This album has music from rural Southern blues to Norway, to Ireland, so the middle east and east Asia, and back to Texas. (Did I miss one?) The identity of the Kronos players with the music is exceptional, everything is played with equal conviction from the heartrendingly beautiful first track to more intense and aggressive tracks farther in. I love Kronos, and the vast repertoire that have brought us over the years. This album is another worthy contribution to that, all played with total commitment." Report Abuse
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