Kronos on Stage

Kronos on Stage
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Format:  DVD
item number:  345AJ
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 56 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: August 13, 2002
  • Originally Released: 1956
  • Label: Image Entertainment
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English

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Entertainment Reviews:

Product Description:

The Kronos Quartet are renowned classical musicians who bring new, contemporary life to classical music. This concert special captures the award-winning group performing 2 moving, operatic works. The first, George Crumb's BLACK ANGELS, is a take on the horrors of the Vietnam War. Through music and words that are both whispered and screamed, the piece speaks of the pointless evils of war. The second work performed is GHOST OPERA by Tan Dun, a mix of virtuostic instrumental techniques with a simple folk sensibility.

Description by Image Entertainment:

Combining a fearless dedication to experimentation and a fresh emphasis on visual presentation, the San Francisco-based Kronos Quartet has emerged as a leading voice for new music. Its eclectic body of work, unparalleled in its range of expression, has captured the attention of audiences worldwide and earned five Grammy Award nominations. This dynamic recording features the Kronos Quartet playing George Crumb's musical response to the Vietnam War, "Black Angels," in which whispered and shrieked texts, demonic fiddling, and solemn episodes of piety express the relentless horror and senseless grief of war. The quartet also performs Tan Dun's "Ghost Opera," a blend of sophisticated techniques with folk traditions which required the musicians to become peformance artists, chanting text and playing a variety of instruments from gongs dipped in water to finger-cymbals. An electrifying theatrical experience!

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Product Info

  • UPC: 014381926125
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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