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.
'Song title' (Composer) – Performers
'String Quartet in C Op 76/3, Emperor' (Haydn) – Takács Quartet
Takács Quartet – A Celebration
'Purple Haze' (Hendrix) – Kronos Quartet
Kronos Quartet – Music by Sculthorpe etc
'Long-Ge' (Body (NZ)) – Kronos Quartet
'Marquee Moon' (Verlaine) – Kronos Quartet
'Ekta Deshlai Kathi Jalao' (Burman) – Asha Bhosle, Kronos Quartet
You've Stolen My Heart
'Perfidia' (Domínguez) – Carlos Garcia (musical leaf), Kronos Quartet
'Oh Where' (Trad) – Sam Amidon, Kronos Quartet
'Montaigne, Que Tu Es Haute' (Trad) – Olivia Chaney, Kronos Quartet
'Johnny has gone for a soldier' (Trad) – Natalie Merchant, Kronos Quartet
'Lullaby' (Giddens) – Rhiannon Giddens, Kronos Quartet