Brooklyn Rider Blurs Classical Boundaries On 'Almanac'

04.29.15
Brooklyn Rider
Fresh Air

Delve deep into Brooklyn Rider's latest release The Brooklyn Rider Almanac on NPR's Fresh Air.

Some 30 years ago, the Kronos Quartet created a sensation by releasing an album of chamber music that included an arrangement of Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze." Now Brooklyn Rider, another gifted string quartet, is again blurring the boundaries between classical and more popular kinds of chamber music. Fresh Air classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz says he admires that blur.

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