David Harrington's Exclusive OCM Playlist

One of the great heroes and champions of contemporary music, David Harrington has put together a playlist especially for OCM. David founded Kronos Quartet more than 40 years ago and since that time they have continually re-imagined the string quartet, releasing more than 50 records and presenting countless international performances. Many of their recordings and performances feature new commissions and collaborations with artists such as Philip Glass, Asha Bhosle, Laurie Anderson, Sigur Rós, Clint Mansell, Joan Armatrading, Paul McCartney, Allen Ginsberg, Jarvis Cocker, Zakir Hussain, the list goes on and on. Their commitment to the next generation of composers and performers through their 50 for the Future scheme is exemplary. 

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  1. Groung -  Zabelle Panosian - To What Strange Place : The Music of the Ottoman-American Diaspora, 1916-1929
  2. Dadra in Raga Bhairavi - N. Rajam
  3. Tusen Tankar - Kronos Quartet - A Thousand Thoughts
  4. God Shall Wipe All Tears Away - Mahalia Jackson - Complete Mahalia Jackson Vol.1 /1937-1946
  5. Etude for Pianoforte (1959-60)  - Nam June Paik - Works 1958-1979
  6. Silvestrov: Zwei Dialoge Mit Nachwort  - 1. Hochzeitswalzer - Alexei Lubimov; Christoph Poppen: Munich Chamber Orchestra - Silvestrov: Bagatellen Und Serenaden
  7. Ndraje Balendro: Initiation Song  - Central African Republic - Banda Polyphony, Unesco Collection
  8. 'Zari' Ritual Lamentation - The Lileh Choir of Dmanisi, Georgia - Dancing With The Dead
  9. Crumb: Black Angels - 1. Departure  - Kronos Quartet - Crumb: Black Angels
  10. Pari Intervallo  - Ritva Koistinen - New Finnish Kantele
  11. Summertime  - Janis Joplin - Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits