Kronos Quartet Pieces of Africa

Kronos Quartet - Pieces of Africa (1992) (Repost)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Sept. 12, 2017
Kronos Quartet - Pieces of Africa (1992) (Repost)

Kronos Quartet - Pieces of Africa (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 272.28 Mb | 1:07:13 | Cover
Classical | Label: Elektra Nonesuch

When released, Pieces of Africa was subject to some of the same "cultural imperialist" criticism that had been more successfully leveled at performers like David Byrne and Paul Simon. The album consists of commissions from African composers working at varying distances from European conventions. But whereas Byrne and Simon arguably used the music of Brazil or South Africa as backgrounds over which to display their own egos, the Kronos Quartet's members managed to sublimate themselves in service to the compositions, never giving the listener any sense of condescension.

Kronos Quartet - Pieces Of Africa  Music

Posted by Garina at Feb. 24, 2009
Kronos Quartet - Pieces Of Africa

Kronos Quartet - Pieces Of Africa
Flac & MP3, 320 kbps | 268 MB & 152.7 MB| Label: Nonesuch | CD 1992
Covers included

Kronos Quartet - Pieces of Africa  Music

Posted by pitiuso at Jan. 5, 2009
Kronos Quartet - Pieces of Africa

Kronos Quartet - Pieces of Africa
World music | R. Data 1992 | FLAC+CUE | 298 MB | Scans

DJ Spooky and Kronos Quartet - Rebirth Of A Nation (2015)  Music

Posted by varrock at Sept. 17, 2015
DJ Spooky and Kronos Quartet - Rebirth Of A Nation (2015)

DJ Spooky and Kronos Quartet - Rebirth Of A Nation (2015)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Tracks: 19 | 79:16 min | 182 Mb
Style: Electronic, Neo-Classical, Soundtrack | Label: Cantaloupe Music

Paul D. Miller is probably most well-known under his “constructed persona” as DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid. He has recorded a huge volume of music and collaborated with a wide variety of musicians and composers, among them Iannis Xenakis, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Kronos Quartet, Pierre Boulez, Steve Reich, Yoko Ono, Thurston Moore and many others.

Kronos Quartet - Music of Franghiz Ali-Zadeh (Mugam Sayagi)  Music

Posted by mendelfan at Feb. 29, 2008
Kronos Quartet - Music of Franghiz Ali-Zadeh (Mugam Sayagi)

Kronos Quartet - Music of Franghiz Ali-Zadeh (Mugam Sayagi)
Contemporary classical | DDD | MP3@256kbs | Booklet/covers | 98 Mb | Mediafire
Kronos Quartet with Joan Jeanrenaud - Music of Vladimir Martynov (2012) [Repost]

Kronos Quartet with Joan Jeanrenaud - Music of Vladimir Martynov (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 322 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 196 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary | Label: Nonesuch | # 529776-2 | Time: 01:08:47

Vladimir Martynov, born in 1946, is one of the cohort of composers that includes Arvo Pärt, Giya Kancheli, and Valentin Silvestrov, who grew up under the influence of the former Soviet Union and abandoned the modernism of their youth to embrace a tonal language of greater simplicity with an aesthetic informed by an intimate spirituality. In spite of the similarities in their backgrounds and journeys, each has a distinctive sound, and Martynov, who is perhaps the least well-known in the West, brings a new perspective to the tradition of European music shaped by mysticism and minimalism. On the surface Martynov's music doesn't have an immediate resemblance to minimalism (apart from the directness of its tonal language), but like minimalism it uses repetition as a structural element and it is concerned with the perception of the passage of time, which it tends to stretch out with almost unbearable poignancy into what commentator Greg Dubinsky describes as "a prolonged state of grace." His harmonic vocabulary is characterized by the fecund tonal richness of post-Romanticism without the angst or decadence sometimes associated with the music of that era.

Kronos Quartet - Caravan (2000)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at July 11, 2017
Kronos Quartet - Caravan (2000)

Kronos Quartet - Caravan (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:02:51 | 319 MB
Genre: Modern Classical | Label: Nonesuch | Catalog: 7559794902

On their 2000 release, the Kronos Quartet has appeared with an album worthy of their name. On Caravan, the quartet uses songs from the world round, with all of them rearranged as needed to fit a string quartet. There are compositions from Yugoslavia ("Pannonia Boundless"), Portugal ("Cancao Verdes Anos" and "Romance No. 1"), India ("Aaj Ki Raat"), Mexico ("La Muerte Chiquita"), Turkey ("Turceasca"), Romania, Hungary, Iran, Lebanon, and Argentina. There are guest artists left and right on the album: Hindustani tabla great Zakir Hussain aids on the Bollywood work "Aaj Ki Raat" (Tonight's the Night).

Kronos Quartet - White Man Sleeps (1987)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at July 11, 2017
Kronos Quartet - White Man Sleeps (1987)

Kronos Quartet - White Man Sleeps (1987)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:06:00 | 302 MB
Genre: Modern Classical | Label: Nonesuch | Catalog: 7559791632

This album features the original version of "White Man Sleeps," written in 1982, and "Mbira" from 1980. If you think landmark European 17th/18th century baroque instruments and African musical structures are irreconcilable opposites and you are open enough to change your mind, this is the album for you. These pieces of Kevin Volans belong indeed to the most exciting developments in contemporary music. "White Man Sleeps" features harpsichords and a viola da gamba in African tuning and conventional (non-African) percussion, and "Mbira" is played on percussion and harpsichord.
Music of Central Asia Vol. 8 – Rainbow: Kronos Quartet with Alim & Fargana Qasimov and Homayun Sakhi (2010)

Music of Central Asia Vol. 8 – Rainbow: Kronos Quartet with Alim & Fargana Qasimov and Homayun Sakhi (2010)
CD: World/Ethnic | FLAC lossless | cuesheets+log | covers+booklet | 1h05m39s | 341mb | DVD5: VIDEO_TS | NTSC | 720:480 | 4:3 | Audio PCM@1536 | English hardsubs | 35m41s | 1.81gb
Smithsonian Folkways | cat. no. SFWCD 40527

Music Of Vladimir Martynov - Kronos Quartet (2012)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Feb. 7, 2013
Music Of Vladimir Martynov - Kronos Quartet (2012)

Music Of Vladimir Martynov - Kronos Quartet (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 322 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Nonesuch | Catalog Number: 529776

Their first release since 2009's critically acclaimed Floodplain, Music of Vladimir Martynov includes three works written for Kronos by the leading Russian composer: The Beatitudes (1998, rescored for Kronos, 2006), Schubert-Quintet (Unfinished) (2009), and Der Abschied (2006). Kronos' artistic director and founder David Harrington says Martynov's music "straddles various points of musical history and time; the music seems to me to reflect and absorb humanity in such a beautiful way."