San Francisco's Kronos Quartet is globally renowned for championing the works of contemporary classical composers. Though Terry Riley's profile isn't as high as that of colleagues Philip Glass and Steve Reich, he is one of the key 1960s innovators of minimalism, that classical genre based upon variations on repetition. (In the early '60s he was a member of La Monte Young's Theater of Eternal Music, which also included Tony Conrad and future Velvet Underground-er John Cale.) While the members of Kronos don't "specialize" in minimalism, they've enjoyed a close... More >>>