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July 20, 2018

The #KronosChallenge never ends.

The first ever Kronos Listening Challenge began on July 14 and ended on September 1. For 50 days, we featured one or two albums from our catalogue each day on social media. Thank you to everyone around the world who followed #KronosChallenge on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and listened to each album we posted. If you’d like to take on the #KronosChallenge, click “Read More” below to find all 55 listening links.

#BONUS / Alban Berg: Lyric Suite, with Dawn Upshaw (August 2003, Nonesuch Records)
#50 / In Formation (1982, Reference Recordings)
#49 / Monk Suite – Kronos Quartet plays music of Thelonious Monk with Ron Carter (1985, Landmark Records/Savoy Records)
#48 / Kronos Quartet: Music by Sculthorpe, Sallinen, Glass, Nancarrow, Hendrix (August 1986, Nonesuch Records)
#47 / Music of Bill Evans, with Eddie Gomez and Jim Hall (1986, Landmark Records/Savoy Records)
#46 / White Man Sleeps (July 1987, Nonesuch Records)
#45 / Winter Was Hard (September 1988, Nonesuch Records)
#44b / Steve Reich: WTC 9/11 / Mallet Quartet / Dance Patterns, with So Percussion and Steve Reich and Musicians (September 2011, Nonesuch Records)
#44a / Steve Reich: Different Trains / Electric Counterpoint, with Pat Metheny​ (March 1989, Nonesuch Records​)
#43 / Terry Riley: Salome Dances for Peace (October 1989, Nonesuch Records)
#42 / Black Angels (June 1990, Nonesuch Records)
#41 / Witold Lutosławski: String Quartet (January 1991, Nonesuch Records)

#40 / Astor Piazzolla: Five Tango Sensations, with Astor Piazzolla (January 1991, Nonesuch Records)
#39 / Kevin Volans: Hunting: Gathering (January 1991, Nonesuch Records)
#38 / Pieces of Africa (February 1992, Nonesuch Records)
#37 / Short Stories (March 1993, Nonesuch Records)
#36 / At the Grave of Richard Wagner (March 1993, Nonesuch Records)
#35 / Morton Feldman: Piano and String Quartet, with Aki Takahashi (September 1993, Nonesuch Records)
#34: Bob Ostertag: All the Rage (October 1993, Nonesuch Records)
#33: Night Prayers (September 1994, Nonesuch Records)
#32: Kronos Quartet Performs Philip Glass (February 1995, Nonesuch Records)
#31: Howl, U.S.A. (May 1996, Nonesuch Records)

#30: Osvaldo Golijov: The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind, with David Krakauer (March 1997, Nonesuch Records)
#29: Tan Dun: Ghost Opera, with Wu Man (March 1997, Nonesuch Records)
#28: Early Music (Lachrymæ Antiquæ) (September 1997, Nonesuch Records)
#27: John Adams: Gnarly Buttons & John’s Book of Alleged Dances (April 1998, Nonesuch Records)
#26: Kronos Quartet Performs Alfred Schnittke: The Complete String Quartets (May 1998, Nonesuch Records)
#25: Dracula: Music by Philip Glass (August 1999, Nonesuch Records / re-release October 2016, Orange Mountain Music)
#24: Caravan (April 2000, Nonesuch Records)
#23: Requiem for a Dream: Original music composed by Clint Mansell (September 2000, Nonesuch Records)
#22: Steve Reich: Triple Quartet (October 2001, Nonesuch Records)
#21: Nuevo (April 2002, Nonesuch Records)

#20: Harry Partch: U.S. Highball, with David Barron (August 2003, Nonesuch Records)
#19: Mugam Sayagi: Music of Franghiz Ali-Zadeh (January 2005, Nonesuch Records)
#18: You’ve Stolen My Heart: Songs from R D Burman’s Bollywood, with Asha Bhosle and featuring Zakir Hussain and Wu Man (August 2005, Nonesuch Records)
#17: The Fountain: Music from the Motion Picture (November 2006, Nonesuch Records)
#16b: Henryk Górecki: String Quartet No. 3 – ... Songs are Sung (March 2007, Nonesuch Records)
#16a: Henryk Górecki: String Quartet No. 1 – Already It Is Dusk / String Quartet No. 2 – Quasi una Fantasia (June 1993, Nonesuch Records)
#15b: Terry Riley: Requiem for Adam (September 2001, Nonesuch Records)
#15a: Terry Riley: The Cusp of Magic, with Wu Man (February 2008, Nonesuch Records)
#14: Floodplain (May 2009, Nonesuch Records)
#13: Music of Central Asia, Vol. 8: Rainbow,  with Alim & Fargana Qasimov and Homayun Sakhi (March 2010, Smithsonian Folkways)
#12: Uniko, with Kimmo Pohjonen and Samuli Kosminen (February 2011, Ondine Records)
#11: Music Of Vladimir Martynov (January 2012, Nonesuch Records)

#10: Aheym: Kronos Quartet plays music by Bryce Dessner (November 2013, Anti-)
#9: A Thousand Thoughts (April 2014, Nonesuch)
#8: Derek Charke: Tundra Songs (March 2015, Centrediscs)
#7: Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector: Music of Terry Riley (June 2015, Nonesuch)
#6b: Kronos Plays Holmgreen (October 2008, Dacapo)
#6a: Pelle Gundmundsen-Holmgreen: Green Ground with Theatre of Voices (June 2016, Dacapo)
#5: Aleksandra Vrebalov: The Sea Ranch Songs (September 2016, Cantaloupe)
#4: Folk Songs (June 2017, Nonesuch)
#3: Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet: Ladilikan (September 2017, World Circuit)
#2: Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet: Landfall (February 2018, Nonesuch)
#1: Michael Gordon: Clouded Yellow (May 2018, Cantaloupe)

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