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The KPAC Blog features classical music news, reviews, and analysis from South Texas and around the world.

Brooklyn Rider Blurs Classical Boundaries On 'Almanac'

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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Lloyd Schwartz is the classical music critic for NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross.