Black Angels (album)

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Black Angels
Studio album by Kronos Quartet
Released June 29, 1990
Recorded 1990
Genre Contemporary Classical
Length 61:40
Label Nonesuch Records
Producer Judith Sherman
Kronos Quartet
Kronos Quartet chronology
Kronos Quartet Plays Terry Riley: Salome Dances for Peace
(1989)
Black Angels
(1990)
Witold Lutosławski: String Quartet
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Black Angels is a 1990 album by the string quartet Kronos Quartet. It includes, and was named after the George Crumb's 1970 composition Black Angels; the composition which had inspired David Harrington to found the Kronos Quartet in 1973.[2][3][4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Black Angels, Mvt. I Departure"   George Crumb 5:37
2. "Black Angels, Mvt. II Absence"   Crumb 5:25
3. "Black Angels, Mvt. III Return"   Crumb 7:13
4. "Spem in Alium"   Thomas Tallis, arr. Kronos Quartet 8:52
5. "Doom. A Sigh"   István Mártha 10:54
6. "They are There!"   Charles Ives 2:47
7. "Quartet No. 8, Mvt. I Largo"   Dmitri Shostakovich 4:57
8. "Quartet No. 8, Mvt. II Allegro molto"   Shostakovich 2:36
9. "Quartet No. 8, Mvt. III Allegretto"   Shostakovich 4:19
10. "Quartet No. 8, Mvt. IV Largo"   Shostakovich 4:11
11. "Quartet No. 8, Mvt. V Largo"   Shostakovich 3:57

Personnel[edit]

  • Hank Dutt - Viola
  • Tony Eckert - Engineering (Tracks: A1, A2, B3)
  • Bob Edwards - Mixing (Tracks: A1, A2)
  • David Harrington - Violin
  • Robert Hurwitz - Executive Producer
  • Joan Jeanrenaud - Cello
  • Juhani Liimatainen - Engineering (Tracks: A1, A2, B3)
  • Matt Mahurin - Photography
  • John Sherba - Violin
  • Judith Sherman - Producer, Engineering, Mixing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Yaple, Carol (2008). "Four Hundred Candles: The Creation of a Repertoire". Kronos Quartet. Retrieved 2009-01-26. 
  3. ^ "Online Newshour: Kronos". Newshour. 1998-12-03. NPR.
  4. ^ Bogdanov, Vladimir; Chris Woodstra; Stephen Thomas Erlewine (2002). "Kronos Quartet". All Music Guide to Jazz: The Definitive Guide to Jazz Music. Backbeat. p. 300. ISBN 978-0-87930-717-2. Retrieved 2009-01-28.