Selection of the week

The ever exciting and eclectic Kronos Quartet on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert. Kronos has been a champion of contemporary music for the past forty years. Here they play three pieces. Click on the link for descriptions.

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3 thoughts on “Selection of the week

  1. The only quartet I’ve ever seen that had props for their concert. I saw them a couple of times decades ago. I’ve often wondered how much of their acclaim is due to their practiced eclecticism and how much to their musicianship. I like them a lot and I’ve never heard any other quartet play Purple Haze, but I wonder how they would fare if you compared their rendition of Bartok ‘s 5th quartet or the late Beethoven quartets with the Takacs quartet or the Juilliard.

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  2. @finding Kronos has taken their own unique path so we’ll never know how they stack up against the more traditional quartets. I think they would be interesting but in terms of pure technique and musicianship it’s hard to beat the two you mentioned.

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