6 Aug 2017

New Horizons: Kronos folk

From New Horizons, 5:00 pm on 6 August 2017
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Photo: Nonesuch Records

The Kronos Quartet are known for their genre-busting releases of contemporary classical music, world music and the crossover landscape between.

Their latest release turns to traditional folk songs. For this, they are joined by singers Rhiannon Giddens, Olivia Chaney, Sam Amidon, and Natalie Merchant.

It's a very classy outing on all musical counts. And as a coming together of chamber music and folk music, it doesn't come any better than this. But William admits to a small reservation or two.

Music Details

'Song title' (Composer) – Performers
Album title
(Label)

'String Quartet in C Op 76/3, Emperor' (Haydn) – Takács Quartet
Takács Quartet – A Celebration
(Decca)

'Purple Haze' (Hendrix) – Kronos Quartet
Kronos Quartet – Music by Sculthorpe etc
(Nonesuch)

'Long-Ge' (Body (NZ)) – Kronos Quartet
Early Music
(Nonesuch)

'Marquee Moon' (Verlaine) – Kronos Quartet
Rubáiyát
(Nonesuch)

'Ekta Deshlai Kathi Jalao' (Burman) – Asha Bhosle, Kronos Quartet
You've Stolen My Heart
(Nonesuch)

'Perfidia' (Domínguez) – Carlos Garcia (musical leaf), Kronos Quartet
Nuevo
(Nonesuch)

'Oh Where' (Trad) – Sam Amidon, Kronos Quartet
Folk Songs
(Nonesuch)

'Montaigne, Que Tu Es Haute' (Trad) – Olivia Chaney, Kronos Quartet
Folk Songs
(Nonesuch)

'Johnny has gone for a soldier' (Trad) – Natalie Merchant, Kronos Quartet
Folk Songs
(Nonesuch)

'Lullaby' (Giddens) – Rhiannon Giddens, Kronos Quartet
Folk Songs
(Nonesuch)

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