Discography

Kronos Quartet

For more than 30 years, San Francisco's Kronos Quartet - David Harrington, John Sherba (violins), Hank Dutt (viola) and Jeffrey Zeigler (cello) - has pursued a singular artistic vision, combining a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to expanding the range and context of the string quartet. In the process, Kronos has become one of the most celebrated and influential ensembles of our time, performing thousands of concerts worldwide, releasing more than 45 recordings of extraordinary breadth and creativity, collaborating with many of the world's most eclectic composers and performers, and commissioning more than 700 new works and arrangements for string quartet. Kronos' work has also garnered numerous awards, including a GRAMMY for Best Chamber Music Performance (2004) and "Musicians of the Year" (2003) from Musical America.

Since 1973, Kronos has built a compellingly eclectic repertoire for string quartet, performing and recording works by 20th-century masters (Bartók, Shostakovich, Webern), contemporary composers (Aleksandra Vrebalov, John Adams, Alfred Schnittke), jazz legends (Ornette Coleman, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk), and artists from even farther afield (rock guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, Azeri vocalist Alim Qasimov, avant-garde saxophonist John Zorn). Integral to Kronos' work is a series of long-running, in-depth collaborations with many of the world's foremost composers.

A non-profit organization, the Kronos Quartet/Kronos Performing Arts Association is committed to mentoring emerging musicians and composers, and to creating, performing, and recording new works. The quartet spends five months of each year on tour, appearing in concert halls, clubs, and festivals around the world including BAM Next Wave Festival, Carnegie Hall, the Barbican in London, WOMAD, UCLA's Royce Hall, Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, Shanghai Concert Hall and the Sydney Opera House. Kronos is equally prolific and wide-ranging on disc.


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Discography



Kimmo Pohjonen
Sensitive Skin


Kimmo Pohjonen, accordion
Tuomas Norvio, electronics
Kronos Quartet
Samuli Kosminen, drums, percussion
Timo Kämäräinen, drums, bouzouki
Sami Kuoppamäki, drums
Inka Pohjonen, vocals
Saana Pohjonen, vocals
Arto Järvelä, nyckelharpa
Ismo Alanko, vocals
Lauri Porra, bass



Released 10/2015

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Uniko
Kronos Quartet
Kimmo Pohjonen, accordion & voice
Samuli Kosminen, string & accordion samples, programming
ODE 1185-2

Released 02/2011

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Kaija Saariaho
Du cristal
...à la fumée
Nymphéa
Sept Papillons
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Kronos Quartet
Petri Alanko, alto flute
Anssi Karttunen, cello
ODE 1047-2

Released 05/2004

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