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Founded in 1980 as an independent music store, the Princeton Record Exchange continues to promote and support some of the best musicians and their recordings, including Kronos Quartet CDs, DVDs and more. Read about us in Published Articles and read our Customer Reviews on We appreciate your support for our indie music store!

Our in-store music selection of over 100,000 CDs and LPs includes: Rock, Alternative, Punk, Jazz, Classical, Soul, Funk, Blues, Hip Hop, other genres, and often Kronos Quartet albums. Our in-store DVD selection of over 10,000 titles includes: Action, Comedy, Criterion, Disney, TV DVDs and more. We hope you can visit our unique record store to see our Kronos Quartet record collection, Kronos Quartet CD collection and much more. We are located in historic downtown Princeton, New Jersey, about one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, which is easily accessible by car, train and bus.

Sell us your unwanted CDs DVDs and Vinyl, and they will be recycled into the hands of music and movie lovers who can appreciate them again. From personal collections to estate collections, from reviewer/radio station surplus to entire store inventories- no collection is too large! Contact us in order to determine how much we can pay you for your collection.

We appreciate your support for Kronos Quartet and our indie music store!

They Might Be Giants played free show this past Record Store Day, April 21st, 2012!

You may not know this, but independent record stores have a holiday all their own. The third Saturday of April every year is National Record Store Day! We've participated in every one since it began five years ago, and every year we've had a fantastic turnout. This past April, we were thrilled to have the Grammy-award winning band They Might Be Giants help us celebrate by performing a free concert in the nearby Princeton Public Library courtyard. 

At this point, a very small percentage of you may be wondering, "wait, who are these guys?" I'm glad you asked - but the truth of the matter is you've probably heard them and just don't know it. Have you ever seen the intro to the hit TV show "Malcolm in the Middle"? That's them. Have you ever gotten "The Daily Show's" opening song stuck in your head? That's them, and we were honored that they chose our store as the place where they wanted to play.

We'd like to mention a special thanks to our friends at Princeton Public Library who graciously agreed to host the concert. (With all the merchandise we carry, we didn’t have the space!). The staff really went out of their way to pull this off.

The weather was great, the band was in fine form and the turnout was fantastic!  Over 1,000 folks showed up, and the band spent hours at the store after at a meet-and-greet posing for photos and signing autographs.  It was truly a memorable day.

In addition to TMBG, Record Store Day featured hundreds of limited edition vinyl records from the most talented musicians of our time. If you're interested in one of the limited edition releases at the next Record Store Day, we highly recommend you arrive early to maximize your chances of buying a copy. It's first come, first serve, so we look forward to seeing you bright and early!


Kronos Quartet Biography

Kronos Quartet is a string quartet founded by violinist David Harrington in 1973. Since 1978, the quartet has been based in San Francisco, California. The longest-running combination of performers (1978-1999) had Harrington and John Sherba on violin, Hank Dutt on viola and Joan Jeanrenaud on cello. Jennifer Culp replaced Jeanrenaud in 1999, and Jeffrey Zeigler in turn replaced Culp in 2005. Classical performances like this don't come by every day? act now and get your Kronos Quartet concert tickets before it's too late!

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Kronos Quartet Bio Continued

Kronos specializes in new music and has a long history of commissioning new works. In fact, over 600 works have been created for the Kronos Quartet. They have worked with many minimalist composers including Arvo Pärt, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Roberto Carnevale, Terry Riley and Kevin Volans.

Kronos has collaborated with composers from a diversity of countries such as Franghiz Ali-Zadeh from Azerbaijan and Osvaldo Golijov from Argentina. Golijov is a MacArthur Fellow who has done compositions and arrangements for Kronos CDs such as Caravan and Nuevo.

Kronos Quartet Discography Updated January 2007
Kronos Quartet Albums

Kronos Quartet Vinyl & Kronos Quartet CDs: 1980s - 1990s

1984 Monk Suite Landmark
1985 Music of Bill Evans Landmark
1986 Kronos Quartet Nonesuch
1987 Sculthorpe/Salinen/Glass/Nancarrow/Hendrix
1987 White Man Sleeps Nonesuch
1988 Cadenza on the Night Plain Rhino
1989 Plays Terry Riley: Salome Dances for Peace
1989 Winter Was Hard Nonesuch
1989 Salome Dances for Peace Elektra
1990 Black Angels Atlantic
1991 Already It Is Dusk/Lerchenmusik Elektra
1991 String Quartet Elektra/Asylum
1992 Pieces of Africa Elektra/Nonesu
1993 Gorecki String Quartets 1, 2 Elektra
1993 Short Stories Elektra/Asylum
1994 Night Prayers Nonesuch
1995 Kronos Quartet Performs Philip Glass Elektra/Asylum
1996 Howl, U.S.A. Elektra/Asylum
1997 Early Music (Lachrymae Antiquae) Elektra/Asylum
1998 Schnittke: Complete String Quartets Nonesuch

Kronos Quartet Records and Kronos Quartet CD Releases: 2000s

2000 Caravan Nonesuch
2002 Nuevo Elektra/Asylum
2003 Peteris Vasks: String Quartet No. 4 Nonesuch
2003 Harry Partch: U.S. Highball Nonesuch
2003 Alban Berg: Lyric Suite Nonesuch

Compilation Kronos Quartet Vinyl and Kronos Quartet CD's

1982 In Formation Reference
1984 Complete Landmark Sessions 32 Jazz
1995 Released: 1985-1995 Elektra/Asylum
1998 25 Years: Retrospective Elektra/Asylum
2003 Hello Kronos: Best Of Nonesuch

Kronos Quartet Music CD Appearances

William Ackerman Past Light (1983)
Joan Armatrading What's Inside (1995) Strings
Cafe Tacuba Reves/Yosoy (1999) Performer
Jay Cloidt Kole Kat Krush (1999) Performer
Nelly Furtado Folklore (2003) Strings, Guest Appearance
Philip Glass Mishima (1985) Strings
Philip Glass Philip on Film (2001) Performer
David Grisman Quintet DGQ-20 (1996) Violin
Ingram Marshall Kingdom Come/Hymnodic Delays/Fog... (2001) Performer
Dave Matthews Band Before These Crowded Streets (1998) Ensemble
Steve Reich Different Trains/Electric Counterpoint (1989) Performer
Terry Riley & The Kronos Quartet Requiem for Adam (2001) String Quartet
Linda Ronstadt Linda Ronstadt Box Set (1999) Instrumentation
Tom Taylor Crossing (1986) Strings, Performer
Don Walser Down at the Sky-Vue Drive-In (1998) Performer
Don Walser Dare to Dream: The Best of Don... (2001) Performer
John Zorn Spillane (1986) Strings
Various Artists Rubaiyat: Elektra's 40th Anniversary (1990) Performer
Various Artists Chance Operation: John Cage (1993) Producer, Performer

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