Kronos Quartet

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‘A truce with the trees’: Rebecca Solnit on the wonders of a 300-year old violin
Made with all-renewable materials, this violin from 1721 reflects a time of magnificent culture – a global gathering from before the climate crisis

Rebecca Solnit

07, Jul, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Long Time Passing: Kronos Quartet and Friends Celebrate Pete Seeger review – a timely tribute
Aided by well-chosen singers, the string quartet has created a fearless tribute to the godfather of folk protest

Neil Spencer

10, Oct, 2020 @3:00 PM

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Best albums of 2018 so far
Lily Allen dished on her divorce, Arctic Monkeys found their inner crooners, Cardi B earned her stripes, Pusha T teamed up with Kanye West and the Vaccines made an unexpected classic

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

20, Jun, 2018 @6:00 AM

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On my radar: Audrey Niffenegger’s cultural highlights
The writer on the latest Laurie Anderson release, enjoying the Syfy channel and the London gallery she’s fallen in love with

Audrey Niffenegger

04, Mar, 2018 @10:00 AM

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The best albums of 2017: the full list
St Vincent tops our countdown of this year’s most outstanding sounds, from complex rap to moody rock, alt-R&B, inventive grime and more

05, Dec, 2017 @6:00 AM

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Trio Da Kali: the Malian musicians defying jihad – with help from Kronos Quartet
The griot supergroup have teamed up with the US musicians to fuse classical strings and traditional west African instruments on songs inspired by civil rights activist Mahalia Jackson

Damian Fowler

20, Oct, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Trio da Kali and Kronos Quartet: Ladilikan review – spellbinding
(World Circuit)

Neil Spencer

03, Sep, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Kronos Quartet review – sonic Slinkys and exploding bombs
The virtuoso ensemble performed no less than six UK premieres, with Mary Kouyoumdjian’s Bombs of Beirut providing an explosive finale

George Hall

10, May, 2016 @11:24 AM

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Nonesuch Explorations Weekend review – a classy package show

The Kronos Quartet acted as a backing band while Rhiannon Giddens, Olivia Chaney and Sam Amidon took to the stage in a very classy package show, writes Robin Denselow

Robin Denselow

21, May, 2014 @5:34 PM

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Kronos Quartet at 40; Quatuor Tana – review

The Kronos Quartet celebrated 40 years of shaking things up, as Belgium's young Quatuor Tana made a memorable UK debut, writes Fiona Maddocks

Fiona Maddocks

17, May, 2014 @11:06 PM

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Kronos at 40 review – an oddly conservative celebration
The influential quartet marked their 40th anniversary with new works by Bryce Dessner of the National and Jarvis Cocker, but much of the evening fell flat, writes Erica Jeal

Erica Jeal

14, May, 2014 @3:01 PM

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Edinburgh international festival highlights to reflect on war

Event to coincide with centenary of first world war but conflicts including apartheid and the Trojan war will also be remembered

Maev Kennedy

18, Mar, 2014 @10:39 AM

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