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  • The latest issue of BBC Music Magazine is out now, including reviews of three new Nonesuch releases: Steve Reich's Pulse / Quartet ("poignant, intoxicating"), John Adams's Violin Concerto ("expansively beautiful, dazzling"), and Brad Mehldau Trio's Seymour Reads the Constitution! ("the art of the trio"). 

  • Steve Reich's Pulse / Quartet, released on CD and digitally in February, is now available on vinyl as well. Pulse is performed by International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), and Quartet by Colin Currie Group. The Los Angeles Times notes the "lyricism, gorgeous instrumental textures and affecting harmonies" of Pulse, and the New York Times says: "Written for two vibraphones and two pianos, Quartet is Mr. Reich's first piece for those two instruments alone, and the combination is ingenious and seductive, and deployed with subtle craftsmanship."

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    These groundbreaking pieces from the mid-‘60s / early ‘70s, which utilize tape loops and Reich’s pioneering “phasing” technique, not only inspired the minimalist movement but also influenced generations of sound-sampling pop and electronic artists. The Washington Post calls them “absolutely spellbinding.”

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Nurit Tilles, Edmund Niemann, pianos (2)
    Russ Hartenberger, Steve Reich, hand claps (3)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Judith Sherman and Steve Reich
    Recorded May 1986 (2) and May 1987 (3) at RCA Studio A, New York City
    Tracks 2, 3 mixed and edited by Steve Reich and Judith Sherman; engineered by Paul Goodman
    Mastering: Robert C. Ludwig

    Art direction and design: Carin Goldberg
    Cover photograph by Landry/Girouard

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Artist Name: 
Steve Reich
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Release Date: 
Tuesday, September 15, 1987 - 04:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

These groundbreaking pieces from the mid-‘60s / early ‘70s, which utilize tape loops and Reich’s pioneering “phasing” technique, not only inspired the minimalist movement but also influenced generations of sound-sampling pop and electronic artists. The Washington Post calls them “absolutely spellbinding.”

Description: 

These groundbreaking pieces from the mid-‘60s / early ‘70s, which utilize tape loops and Reich’s pioneering “phasing” technique, not only inspired the minimalist movement but also influenced generations of sound-sampling pop and electronic artists. The Washington Post calls them “absolutely spellbinding.”

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Judith Sherman and Steve Reich
Recorded May 1986 (2) and May 1987 (3) at RCA Studio A, New York City
Tracks 2, 3 mixed and edited by Steve Reich and Judith Sherman; engineered by Paul Goodman
Mastering: Robert C. Ludwig

Art direction and design: Carin Goldberg
Cover photograph by Landry/Girouard

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79169

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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92
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270
ns_album_releasedate: 
Tuesday, September 1, 1987 - 04:00
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Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597916928BUN
Price: 
0.00
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
603497092062
Price: 
10.00
MusicianDetails: 

MUSICIANS
Nurit Tilles, Edmund Niemann, pianos (2)
Russ Hartenberger, Steve Reich, hand claps (3)

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