Henryk Górecki: String Quartet No. 3 ('...songs are sung')

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Henryk Górecki: String Quartet No. 3 ('...songs are sung')
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Studio album by Kronos Quartet
Released 20 March 2007 (2007-03-20)
Genre Contemporary classical
Label Nonesuch (#79993)
Producer Judith Sherman
Kronos Quartet chronology
The Fountain
(2006)The Fountain2006
Henryk Górecki: String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2
(2007)
Kronos Quartet Plays Sigur Rós
(2007)Kronos Quartet Plays Sigur Rós2007

Henryk Górecki: String Quartet No. 3 ('...songs are sung') is a studio album by the Kronos Quartet, containing the last string quartet by Polish composer Henryk Górecki. The Kronos Quartet had recorded Górecki's other string quartets on Henryk Mikolaj Górecki: Already It Is Dusk/"Lerchenmusik" (1991) and on Henryk Górecki: String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2 (1993).

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Henryk Górecki.

No. Title Length
1. "I. Adagio-Molto Andante-Cantabile" 10:34
2. "II. Largo, Cantabile" 10:59
3. "III. Allegro, Sempre ben marcato" 4:22
4. "IV. Deciso-Espressivo ma ben tenuto" 11:26
5. "V. Largo-Tranquillo" 12:36

Critical reception[edit]

The album was an "Editor's Choice" for Strings magazine, which called it "a solemn, spiritual, and revolutionary work."[1]

Credits[edit]

Musicians[edit]

  • David Harrington - violin
  • John Sherba - violin
  • Hank Dutt - viola
  • Jeffrey Zeigler - cello

Production[edit]

  • Recorded August 1–3, 2006 at Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, California
    • Leslie Ann Jones - engineer
    • Dann Thompson - assistant engineer
  • Robert Hurwitz - executive producer
  • Frank Olinsky - art direction, design
  • Keith Carter - cover photograph

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cahill, Greg (Aug–Sep 2007). "Editor's Choice". Strings. String Letter Publishing. 22 (2): 147.