Sunday, March 25, 2012

Music of Vladimir Martynov

“The Kronos Quartet are certainly doing their bit to bring Martynov's music to a wider audience. This disc starts with a wonderfully controlled and projected string arrangement of one of Martynov's best-known works - the elegant, uplifting choral setting of the Beatitudes...It's an effective combination of directness and understatement” --Gramophone Magazine, April 2012

Music of Vladimir Martynov contains includes three works written or rescored for Kronos by the contemporary Russian composer Vladimir Martynov, including Schubert-Quintet (Unfinished), which features and the album’s special guest, former Kronos cellist of 20 years, Joan Jeanrenaud. Music of Vladimir Martynov is available for order now on Kronos’ website, including to option to purchase a copy signed by Kronos and Joan Jeanrenaud.

“Considering the CV of the Greek god Kronos — he castrated his father, married his sister and swallowed and regurgitated five of his children — the music played here by the Kronos Quartet is a definite anomaly. It floats quietly and radiates contemplation...Along the way there’s always interest in the cool Kronos sound, tempered here by period touches of slippery portamento.” --The Times, 27th January 2012 ***

MP3 320 · 149 MB

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