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Kronos Quartet - Winter Was Hard Album

Kronos Quartet - Winter Was Hard Album Performer: Kronos Quartet
Album: Winter Was Hard
Country: US
Released: 1988
Style: Modern, Contemporary
Label: Nonesuch
Genre: Classical
Catalog #: 9 79181-2, 79181-2
Size FLAC: 2862 mb.
Size MP3: 1457 mb.
Rating: 4.5/5
Votes: 445
Record Source: CD, Album


1Half-Wolf Dances Mad In Moonlight (From Salome Dances For Peace)
Composed By – Terry Riley
Composed By – Anton Webern
3Winter Was Hard, Op. 20
Arranged By – KronosChorus – San Francisco Girls ChorusComposed By – Aulis SallinenDirected By [Chorus] – Elizabeth ApplingOrgan [Reed] – Earl L. MillerText By [Original] – Bo Carpelan
4Ziemlich Fließend
Composed By – Anton Webern
Composed By – Samuel Barber
7 Six Bagatelles, Op. 9 3:57
Composed By – Anton Webern
9Leicht Bewegt
Composed By – Anton Webern
10Forbidden Fruit (Variations For Voice, String Quartet And Turntables)
Composed By [In Collaboration With] – Christian Marclay, Ohta Hiromi, Kronos QuartetComposed By, Producer – John ZornText By [Original Texts] – ЯeckTurntables – Christian MarclayVoice – Ohta Hiromi
Composed By – Alfred Schnittke
Composed By – Alfred Schnittke
13 Quartet No. 3 19:06
14Äußerst Langsam
Composed By – Anton Webern
15Four, For Tango
Composed By – Astor Piazzolla
Composed By – Alfred Schnittke
Adapted By [Realized By] – Thomas HöferComposed By – Arvo Pärt
18Sehr Langsam
Composed By – Anton Webern
19Bella By Barlight
Composed By – John Lurie
20A Door Is Ajar
Arranged By – KronosComposed By – Traditional


  • Art Direction, DesignKosh
  • EngineerHoward Johnston (tracks: 1, 5), John Newton (tracks: 1 to 4, 6 to 10)
  • Engineer [Metal Box Studio], Mixed ByOno Seigen (tracks: 5)
  • Executive-producerRobert Hurwitz
  • Mastered ByRobert C. Ludwig
  • Performer [Kronos Quartet], CelloJoan Jeanrenaud
  • Performer [Kronos Quartet], ViolaHank Dutt
  • Performer [Kronos Quartet], ViolinDavid Harrington, John Sherba
  • Photography By [Cover]Michele Clement
  • ProducerJudith Sherman (tracks: 1 to 4, 6 to 10), Kronos Quartet (tracks: 1 to 4, 6 to 10)


Catalog number "9 79181-2" on spine.
Catalog number "79181-2" on CD.

Some of the track durations differ slightly from what is printed in booklet and on CD.

"Winter Was Hard" (1969, Edition Fazer Helsinki (Teosto))
"Half Wolf Dances Mad in Moonlight" (1985, Ancient Word Music (BMI); written for Kronos Quartet)
"Fratres" (1977, Universal Edition)
"Six Bagatelles" (1911-13, Universal Edition)
"Forbidden Fruit" (1987, Hip's Road (BMI); Written for Kronos Quartet; Originally released on John Zorn's 'Spillane,' Nonesuch 79172)
"Bella By Barlight" (1984-85, Barking Lady Music (BMI))
"Four, For Tango" (1987, Editions Henry Lemoine; written for Kronos Quartet)
"Quartet No. 3" (1983, Universal Edition (VAAP))
"Adagio" (1936, G. Schirmer)
"A Door is Ajar"

Recorded November 1987 at Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, Massachusetts.
"Winter Was Hard" recorded January 1988 at St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco, California.
"Forbidden Fruit" recorded September 1987 at Russian Hill Recording, San Francisco, California and at Metal Box Studio, Tokyo, Japan. Mixed September 1987 at CBS Roppongi Studio, Tokyo, Japan.

Nos. 1-4 and 6-10 ℗ 1988, No. 5 ℗ 1987 Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records
℗ © 1988 Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records for the United States and WEA International for the world outside of the United States.
Made in U.S.A. by WEA Manufacturing Inc.


  • Barcode: 0 7559-79181-2 0
  • Matrix / Runout: 2 79181-2 SRC-03 M1-S2
  • Other (Spars Code): DDD


  • Manufactured By – WEA Manufacturing Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records
  • Copyright (c) – Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records
  • Recorded At – Methuen Memorial Music Hall
  • Recorded At – St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco
  • Recorded At – Russian Hill Recording
  • Recorded At – Metal Box Studio, Tokyo


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