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The Night: Contemporary Music

Contemporary Music Night #113 – 50 Years Kronos Quartet #1.
The two-weekly Contemporary Music Night on Concertzender with tonight the First of an Eighteen episode series music of the American Kronos Quartet who celebrate their 50th birthday this year. We play all the records we know of plus some exclusive Dutch radio recordings.

   Barnea Quartet

1. Uri Barnea. Quartet (1976).
I. Allegro Giuso. 5:43
II. Scherzo Part I – Adagio – Scherzo Parts I and II. 8:40
III. Finale. 6:50
Kronos Quartet: David Harrington, John Sherba: violin. Hank Dutt: viola. Joan Jeanrenaud: cello.
LP19781 – Sound Environment Recording – TR-1009
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   Advent | Crisis & Overcoming

2. Dane Rudhyar. Advent (1976).
I. Visitation. 2:48
II. Tumult in the Soul. 4:57
III. Tragic Vision. 4:49
IV. Summons and Response. 4:23
V. Acceptance. 4:25
3. Dane Rudhyar. Crisis & Overcoming (1978).
I. Section One. 5:09
II. Section Two. 4:01
III. Section Three. 3:16
IV. Section Four. 7:43
Kronos Quartet: David Harrington, John Sherba: violin. Hank Dutt: viola. Joan Jeanrenaud: cello.
LP 1979 – Composers Recordings Inc. ‎- CRI SD 418 | CD 1991 – CRI CD 604
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   Music of Warren Benson

4. Warren Benson. The Dream Net (1975).
I. Slow, sinewy quarter-note = 60. 5:56
II. Quick, rompish quarter-note= 176. 6:59
III. Flexing quarter-note = 48. 5:40
Frederick Hemke: saxophone. Kronos Quartet: David Harrington, John Sherba: violin. Hank Dutt: viola. Joan Jeanrenaud: cello.
LP 1981 – Composers Recordings Inc. – CRI SD 433
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   In Formation

5. David Kechley. The Funky Chicken (1979). 3:17
6. Ken Benshoof. Remember (1979). 3:23
7. Derek Thunes. Blues (1979). 3:42
8. Ken Benshoof. When (1979). 2:24
9. Hunt Beyer. Enantiodromia High (1979). 3:24
10. Alan Dorsey. Joan’s Blue (1979). 3:33
11. Derek Thunes. Wind on My Back (1979). 5:09
12. John Whitney. The Junk Food Blues (1979). 2:32
13. John Geist. Dark Razz (1979). 3:38
14. Alan Dorsey. Whatever Happened to the Hoodoo Meat Bucket? (1979). 2:29
Kronos Quartet: David Harrington, John Sherba: violin. Hank Dutt: viola. Joan Jeanrenaud: cello.
LP 1982 – Reference Records RR-9 | CD1990 – Reference Records RR-9CD
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   Oboe Lee Quartet

15. Thomas Oboe Lee. Third String Quartet (1982). 12:36
Kronos Quartet: David Harrington, John Sherba: violin. Hank Dutt: viola. Joan Jeanrenaud: cello.
LP 1985 | CD 1997 – GM Recordings ‎– GM2007
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   Mishima

16. Philip Glass. Mishima (1985).
I. 1934: Grandmother & Kimitake. 3:37
II. 1937: Saint Sebastian. 1:07
III. 1957: Award Montage. 3:57
IV. 1962: Body Building. 1:29
V. Mishima / Closing. 2:59
Kronos Quartet: David Harrington, John Sherba: violin. Hank Dutt: viola. Joan Jeanrenaud: cello.
LP 1985- Nonesuch Elektra – 979 113-1, EKT 23 | CD 1985 – Nonesuch Digital ‎– 7559-79113-2
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   Cadenza on the Night Plain

Terry Riley.
17. Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector (1980). 10:25
18. G Song (1980). 11:11
19. Mythic Birds Waltz (1983). 16:13
20. Cadenza on the Night Plain (1984). 37:12
Kronos Quartet: David Harrington, John Sherba: violin. Hank Dutt: viola. Joan Jeanrenaud: cello.
LP 1985- Gramavision 18-7014-1 | CD 1988 – Gramavision R2 79444
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   Monk Suite

Thelonious Monk | Tom Darter.
21. Monk Suite.
I.. Well, You Needn’t.  4:58
II. Rhythm-A-Ning. 3:05
III. Crepuscule With Nellie. 2:39
IV. Off Minor / Epistrophy. 8:16
Ron Carter: double bass. Kronos Quartet: David Harrington, John Sherba: violin. Hank Dutt: viola. Joan Jeanrenaud: cello.
22. ‘Round Midnight. 4:34
23. Misterioso. 4:01
Kronos Quartet: David Harrington, John Sherba: violin. Hank Dutt: viola. Joan Jeanrenaud: cello.
24. Duke Ellington | Irving Mills. It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got the Swing). 4:03
25. Duke Ellington | Cootie Miley. Black and Tan Fantasy. 3:43
Chuck Israels: double bass. Eddie Marshall: drums. Kronos Quartet: David Harrington, John Sherba: violin. Hank Dutt: viola. Joan Jeanrenaud: cello.
26. Thelonious Monk | Tom Darter. Brilliant Corners. 5:06
Kronos Quartet: David Harrington, John Sherba: violin. Hank Dutt: viola. Joan Jeanrenaud: cello.
LP 1985 – Landmark LLP 1505 | CD 1985 – Landmark LCD 1505
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   Sounds From True Stories

27. David Byrne | Dick Bright. 3:36
Marcella De Cray: harp. Kronos Quartet: David Harrington, John Sherba: violin. Hank Dutt: viola. Joan Jeanrenaud: cello.
LP 1985 – EMI ‎ – 24 0668 1 | CD 2018 – Nonesuch- 7559-79277
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   Music of Bill Evans #1

Bill Evans | Tom Darter.
28. Waltz for Debbie. 5:42
29. Very Early. 4:01
30. Miles Davis | Tom Darter. Nardis. 5:07
Eddie Gomez: double bass. Kronos Quartet: David Harrington, John Sherba: violin. Hank Dutt: viola. Joan Jeanrenaud: cello.
Bill Evans | Tom Darter.
31. Re: Person I Knew. 4:27
32. Time Remembered. 3:17
Kronos Quartet: David Harrington, John Sherba: violin. Hank Dutt: viola. Joan Jeanrenaud: cello.
33. Walking Up. 2:30
34. Turn Out the Stars
Jim Hall: guitar. Kronos Quartet: David Harrington, John Sherba: violin. Hank Dutt: viola. Joan Jeanrenaud: cello.
LP 1986 – Landmark LLP 1510 | CD 1986 – Landmark LCD 1510
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