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Kronos Quartet

Works: 732 works in 1,989 publications in 14 languages and 35,118 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  String quartets  Vampire films  Horror films  Chamber music  Documentary films  History  Military history  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Performer, Instrumentalist, Musician, Arranger, Composer, Other, Sponsor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kronos Quartet
Dracula by Tod Browning( Visual )

24 editions published between 1931 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of the Carpathian count who leaves terror in his wake as he travels from his home in eastern Europe to lease Carfax Abbey in London. Based on the hit Broadway stage adaptation of Bram Stoker's novel, by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston
Dirty wars( Visual )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the dirty little secret of the War on Terror: all bets are off, and almost anything goes. The rules of the game and of engagement have fundamentally changed. Today drone strikes, night raids, and U.S. government targeted killings occur in corners across the globe, killing untold numbers of civilians. Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill traces the rise of the Joint Special Operations Command, the most secret fighting force in U.S. history, exposing operations carried out by men who do not exist on paper and will never appear before Congress. No target is off-limits for the JSOC "kill list," not even U.S. citizens
Black angels by George Crumb( Recording )

28 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in 6 languages and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pieces of Africa by Kronos Quartet( Recording )

32 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composers play traditional instruments along with the Kronos Quartet
Different trains ; Electric counterpoint by Steve Reich( Recording )

32 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Different trains" wird das musikalische Material aus Sprachaufnahmen abgeleitet. Aus Gesprächen wurden kurze Abschnitte ausgewählt, die sich mehr oder weniger klar einer bestimmten Tonhöhe zuordnen lassen. Diese Abschnitte wurden dann möglichst genau in Noten umgesetzt, erklingen im Werk ab Sampler und werden von den Instrumenten gedoppelt. Der Titel des Werkes und das sprachliche Material beziehen sich auf Eisenbahnzüge, in denen Juden in der Zeit des Zweiten Weltkrieges unterwegs waren: Das Kind Steve Reich in Amerika, und, unter ganz anderen Umständen, deutsche Juden in Europa
Catch that train! by Dan Zanes( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection children's songs
Requiem for a dream by Darren Aronofsky( Visual )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and German and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four individuals living near Coney Island in Brooklyn suffer from their menacing addiction to heroin, cocaine, and speed. The drugs are very easily obtained and keep each in its cycle of dependence. Harry Goldfarb is your typical heroin junky with an ambitious plan of 'Getting off hard knocks, ' with help from his cocaine crazed girlfriend Marion and his long time friend Tyrone. In the mean time, his widowed mother is obsessed with the glamor of television and eventually finds her way to a dietitian who pushes her into the cycle of drug induced enslavement
Oceana by Osvaldo Golijov( Recording )

17 editions published in 2007 in 5 languages and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains three scores by Grammy Award-winning composer Osvaldo Golijou and featuring the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and the Kronos Quartet
Already it is dusk : string quartet no. 1, op. 62 ; Quasi una fantasia : string quartet no. 2, op. 64 by Henryk Mikołaj Górecki( Recording )

19 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music for heart and breath by Richard Reed Parry( )

9 editions published in 2014 in 4 languages and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry makes his debut as a classical composer with works that draw upon influences from classical, folk, and electronic music. It seeks to engage the human body as the main way to set the tempo
Kronos Quartet performs Philip Glass by Philip Glass( Recording )

17 editions published between 1975 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Aug., 1993 at Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California
Caravan by Kronos Quartet( Recording )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kronos Quartet--apparently tired of performing some of the most riveting Western classical works composed in the last century--decided to take a vacation with Caravan . Where did they go? As evidenced by this globetrotting disc, seemingly everywhere. Music from the Middle East, South America, India, Portugal, and California (to name just a few) find their way onto this genre-blurring disc, along with a few surprises. They do a dizzying take on Dick Dale's "Miserlou," which we learn was originally written by Nicholas Roubanis in the '30s; perform a tune from India's bustling "Bollywood" film music industry; and tackle Terry Riley's inventive "Corgeo Funebre en el Monte Diablo"--The second movement of his Requiem for Adam (written for the late son of Kronos leader David Harrington). These are disparate but enthralling works that run the gamut from frenetic to reflective. Even though Caravan sounds less cohesive than Kronos's other world music foray, Pieces of Africa, this is still an enthralling collection and a must for Kronos fans. --Jason Verlinde
Dracula by Philip Glass( Recording )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A score for the 1931 Bela Lugosi classic
Songs from liquid days by Philip Glass( Recording )

22 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One Earth, one people, one love : Kronos plays Terry Riley by Terry Riley( )

6 editions published in 2015 in 3 languages and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early music : lachrymæ antiquæ by Kronos Quartet( Recording )

26 editions published in 1997 in 7 languages and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White man sleeps by Kronos Quartet( Recording )

24 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chimes of freedom : the songs of Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amnesty International presents a collection that pays homage to the work of Bob Dylan while also spotlighting various issues in the fight for human rights
Night prayers by Kronos Quartet( Recording )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winter was hard by Kronos Quartet( Recording )

25 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in 6 languages and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

KRONOS QUARTET. HARRINGTON, David (violin). SHERBA, John (violin) . DUTT, Hank (viola). JEANRENAUD, Joan (cello)
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Audience level: 0.31 (from 0.16 for Catch that ... to 0.83 for Akhmatova ...)

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Alternative Names

Kronos Kvartetten.

Kronos (Musical group)

Kronos Performing Arts Association


Kronos Quartet American string quartet

Kronos Quartet amerykański kwartet smyczkowy

Kronos Quartet Cuarteto de cuerdas estadounidense

Kronos Quartet groupe de musique américain

Kronos Quartet gruppo musicale statunitense

Kronos Quartet US-amerikanischer Streichquartett


Kronos string quartet

Quatuor Kronos

The Kronos Quartet


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