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Composer: Monk, Thelonious (1917-1982)

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Year of birth1917
Year of death1982
NationalityUnited States
Period20th century
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Jazz and folk influences explored in Cleveland

Ravel and Bartók shared the program with Gershwin, Brubeck, Thelonious Monk and others in this imaginative program.
****1
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Kronos Quartet at the Hackney Empire

Kronos Quartet Barbican Residency / Hackney Empire  ©  Mark Allan
Cool venue – cool ensemble – cool concert! The Kronos quartet are successful where so many fail in bringing the often-too-distinct worlds of pop/rock and classical together. This concert highlighted their commitment to forging their own performance aesthetic by only programming music that has been written specifically for them.
***11
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