Episode #610

Program #610

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Friday, August 20, 2004

It’s another New Sounds program From the Vaults, featuring an hour of music by the Kronos Quartet, presented by founding violinist David Harrington. Back on this 1991 program, Harrington brought with him previews of then forthcoming CD releases of works by Kevin Volans and Astor Piazzola. Also, hear the story behind Istvan Marta’s “Doom – A Sigh,” which contains field recordings of two Romanian women singing personal laments to fallen friends and family. These heart-wrenching sounds are woven into the fabric of the piece, which was written in just 3 short weeks for the quartet, after Marta burned what he had originally written for the group. In fact, there’s more new music than there was time for the show, with excerpts of music by George Crumb, Terry Riley, and the first ever pornographic string quartet by John Zorn.

PROGRAM #610 Music from the Kronos Quartet, with Guest David Harrington (January 17, 1991)





Kronos Quartet

Black Angels

Crumb: "Devil Music/God Music" [6:00]

Elektra/Nonesuch #79242 *

Kronos and Astor Piazzolla

5 Tango Sensations

"Loving" [6:00]

Elektra/Nonesuch #79254 *

Kronos Quartet

Black Angels

Marta: "Doom. A Sigh." [11:00]

See above.

Kronos Quartet

Winter Was Hard

Zorn: "Forbidden Fruit" excerpt [2:30]

Elektra/Nonesuch #79181 *

Kronos Quartet Plays Terry Riley

Riley: Salome Dances for Peace

"The Gift," excerpt [3:00]

Elektra/Nonesuch 2 CDs, #79217 *

Kronos Quartet

Winter Was Hard

Sallinen: "Winter Was Hard" [1:30]

See above.

Kronos Quartet

Kevin Volans/Hunting: Gathering

Pt. 1 [6:00]

Elektra/Nonesuch #79253. *

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