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Kronos On Stage - Crumb, Tan / Kronos Quartet

Kronos Quartet / Tan Dun / Crumb, George
Release Date: 08/13/2002 
Label:  Image Entertainment (Dvd)   Catalog #: 9261  
Composer:  George CrumbTan Dun
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronos Quartet

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Combining a fearless dedication to experimentation and a fresh emphasis on visual presentation, the San Francisco-based Kronos Quartet has emerged as a leading voice for new music. Its eclectic body of work, unparalleled in its range of expression, has captured the attention of audiences worldwide and earned five Grammy Award nominations. This dynamic recording features the Kronos Quartet playing George Crumb's musical response to the Vietnam War, "Black Angels," in which whispered and shrieked texts, demonic fiddling, and solemn episodes of piety express the relentless horror and senseless grief of war. The quartet also performs Tan Dun's "Ghost Opera," a blend of sophisticated techniques with folk traditions which required the musicians Read more to become peformance artists, chanting text and playing a variety of instruments from gongs dipped in water to finger-cymbals. An electrifying theatrical experience! Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Black Angels by George Crumb
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronos Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1970; USA 
2.
Ghost Opera by Tan Dun
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronos Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994 

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