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  • Summary: The compilation of Kronos Quartet performances that were influenced by music around the world includes appearances from the four cellists [Joan Jeanrenaud (1978-1999), Jennifer Culp (1999-2005), Jeffrey Zeigler (2005-2013), and Sunny Yang (2013-present)] who have been in group.
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  1. 80
    It would seem that, even forty years on, the quartet is still brimming with dynamism and inventiveness.
  2. Jul 16, 2014
    70
    A Thousand Thoughts is a compilation, and it has to be approached without expecting consistency or some sort of discipline.
  3. Jul 16, 2014
    70
    This has the potential to serve as a good sampler for those interested in the ethnomusicological side of contemporary chamber music.
  4. Magnet
    Jul 17, 2014
    60
    Their new album A Thousand Thoughts, featuring mostly unreleased tracks of music from 14 countries, does suggest that in this expanded universe Kronos have come to resemble sentimental tourists rather then intrepid explorers. [May 2014, p.65]