Morning Classical playlist for 06/20/2011

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Artist Title Album Label Link
Franz Liszt At the Grave of Richard Wagner Kronos Quartet Elektra Nonesuch
Henryk Gorecki Already it is Dusk (String Quartet no. 1) Kronos Quartet Elektra Nonesuch
Alban Berg Lyric Suite (with sixth movement reconstructed by George Perle) Kronos Quartet; Dawn Upshaw, soprano Nonesuch
Traditional (arr. Osvaldo Golijov) El Llorar (Crying) Kronos Quartet; Alejandro Flores, vocals Nonesuch
Osvaldo Golijov K'in Sventa Ch'ul Me'tik Kwadulupe (Festival for the Holy Mother Guadalupe) Kronos Quartet; Luanne Warner Nonesuch
Tan Dun Ghost Opera Kronos Quartet; Wu Man Nonesuch
Jahangir Jahangirov Kohlen Atim (My Spirited Horse); Leyla Kronos Quartet; Alim Qasimov Ensemble Smithsonian Folkways
Elliot Sharp Digital Kronos Quartet Elektra Nonesuch
Willie Dixon Spoonful Kronos Quartet Elektra Nonesuch
Henry Cowell Quartet Euphometric Kronos Quartet Elektra Nonesuch
Muhal Richard Abrams String Quartet #2 Kronos Quartet [WKCR Archives]
Thelonious Monk Crepuscule With Nellie; Off Minor/Epistrophy Kronos Quartet; Ron Cartet, bass Landmark

A necessary homage to the legendary Kronos Quartet through the means of a necessarily incomplete broadcast with good intentions. The intentions were, namely, to provide an eclectic yet aurally engaging program following in consequence from two axioms:

1 That the Kronos Quartet is "basically" a classical ensemble, and
2 Everything the Kronos Quartet plays is very good

In a way, much of the music on this program could be viewed as a continuation of Ms. Rubashkin's 6/16 Cereal Music program, featuring unusual arrangements of well-known pieces.