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White Man Sleeps

Description: Kronos's second Nonesuch record combines seemingly unrelated work into a fairly seamless whole. From the off-kilter jazz of Ornette Coleman's "Lonely Woman" to the strains of Bela Bartók's String Quartet No. 3, this is an album of blues-tinged music. Kevin Volans, the South African composer, lends the disc its title and its opening track, which melts hesitantly familiar folk melodies into a racing quartet. Volans's technique is not far removed from that of Bartók, more than 70 years his senior. Kronos slow the intonations of Bartók's quartet to about a minute and a half longer than the Emerson Quartet's take--long e ... (more)
Manufacturer: Nonesuch
Release date: 25 October 1990
EAN: 0075597916324 UPC: 007559791632
Tags: Contemporary (1), 20th Century (1), Ives (1), Chamber (1), Kronos Quartet (1), Bartok (1), Johnston (1), Ornette Coleman (1)
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