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1-01 Act 1: West Jerusalem / Hebron (May-June 1989): Typing Music (Genesis XVI) 2:57
1-02 Act 1: West Jerusalem / Hebron (May-June 1989): Who Is Abraham? 1:32
1-03 Act 1: West Jerusalem / Hebron (May-June 1989): Genesis XII 2:18
1-04 Act 1: West Jerusalem / Hebron (May-June 1989): Who Is Sarah? 3:05
1-05 Act 1: West Jerusalem / Hebron (May-June 1989): Who Is Hagar? 2:37
1-06 Act 1: West Jerusalem / Hebron (May-June 1989): Typing Music Repeat 1:13
1-07 Act 1: West Jerusalem / Hebron (May-June 1989): Who Is Ishmael? 4:41
1-08 Act 1: West Jerusalem / Hebron (May-June 1989): Genesis XVIII 2:33
1-09 Act 1: West Jerusalem / Hebron (May-June 1989): Who Is Isaac? 4:56
1-10 Act 1: West Jerusalem / Hebron (May-June 1989): Genesis XXI 2:33
1-11 Act 1: West Jerusalem / Hebron (May-June 1989): The Casting Out of Ishmael and Hagar 5:22
1-12 Act 1: West Jerusalem / Hebron (May-June 1989): Machpelah Commentary 3:26
1-13 Act 1: West Jerusalem / Hebron (May-June 1989): Genesis XXV 1:20
1-14 Act 1: West Jerusalem / Hebron (May-June 1989): Interior of the Cave 4:27
2-01 Act 2: East Jerusalem / Hebron (June 1989 and June 1991): Surah 3 4:36
2-02 Act 2: East Jerusalem / Hebron (June 1989 and June 1991): Who Is Ibrahim? 4:24
2-03 Act 2: East Jerusalem / Hebron (June 1989 and June 1991): Who Is Hajar? 3:53
2-03 Act 2: East Jerusalem / Hebron (June 1989 and June 1991): The Near Sacrifice? 5:01
2-04 Act 2: East Jerusalem / Hebron (June 1989 and June 1991): El Khalil Commentary 5:18
2-05 Act 2: East Jerusalem / Hebron (June 1989 and June 1991): Interior of the Cave 3:42
2-06 Act 3: New York City / Austin (April-May 1992): Who Is Abraham? 6:30
2-07 Act 3: New York City / Austin (April-May 1992): Who Is Sarah? 4:23
2-08 Act 3: New York City / Austin (April-May 1992): Who Is Hagar? 4:41
2-09 Act 3: New York City / Austin (April-May 1992): Who Is Ishmael? 4:06
2-10 Act 3: New York City / Austin (April-May 1992): The Binding of Isaac 4:27
2-11 Act 3: New York City / Austin (April-May 1992): The Cave of Machpelah 8:39

The Cave (with Beryl Korot)

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    This CD box set is now available for sale in the Nonesuch Store; however, free, instant album MP3 downloads, included with other discs in the Store, are not currently available with box sets.
    Reich, collaborating with video artist Beryl Korot, re-employs the tape manipulation/cut-up techniques of his earliest work in this prescient 1993 video opera, addressing the Arab-Israeli conflict. Time called it "a breakthrough piece for Reich and a tantalizing glimpse of what opera might be like in the 21st century." The album includes only the audio component of the piece.

     

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    The Steve Reich Ensemble:
    Cheryl Bensman Rowe, Marion Beckenstein, sopranos
    James Bassi, tenor
    Hugo Munday, baritone
    Bob Becker, Russ Hartenberger, Garry Kvistad, Thad Wheeler, percussion
    Nurit Tilles, Edmund Niemann, Philip Bush, pianos, keyboards
    Elizabeth Lim, Todd Reynolds, violin
    Scott Rawls, viola
    Jeanne LeBlanc, cello
    Leslie Scott, Al Hunt, flute, oboe, English horn, clarinet, bass clarinet

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Judith Sherman
    Recorded December 12-16, 1994 at Edison Studio, New York, New York
    Engineered by John Kilgore
    Assistant Engineer: Yvonne Yedibalian
    Mixed by Judith Sherman and Steve Reich at The Hit Factory, New York, New York
    Mixing Engineer: John Kilgore
    Assistant Engineers: Glen Marchese, Andy Grassi

    Music by Steve Reich
    Text by Beryl Korot

    Design by Calvin Chu
    Cover Photograph by Andrew Pothecary

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

on May 29, 2008 - 7:14pm
Release Date: 
Friday, October 20, 1995 (All day)
Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79327

Number of Discs in Set: 
2discs
92
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Sunday, October 1, 1995 (All day)
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Artist Name: 
Steve Reich
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Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
UPC: 
075597932720BUN
Price: 
28.00
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
603497091669
Price: 
14.00
Label: 
MP3
Description: 

 

This CD box set is now available for sale in the Nonesuch Store; however, free, instant album MP3 downloads, included with other discs in the Store, are not currently available with box sets.
Reich, collaborating with video artist Beryl Korot, re-employs the tape manipulation/cut-up techniques of his earliest work in this prescient 1993 video opera, addressing the Arab-Israeli conflict. Time called it "a breakthrough piece for Reich and a tantalizing glimpse of what opera might be like in the 21st century." The album includes only the audio component of the piece.

 

DescriptionExcerpt: 

Reich, collaborating with video artist Beryl Korot, re-employs the tape manipulation/cut-up techniques of his earliest work in this prescient 1993 video opera, addressing the Arab-Israeli conflict. Time called it "a breakthrough piece for Reich and a tantalizing glimpse of what opera might be like in the 21st century." The album includes only the audio component of the piece.

ProductionCredits: 

MUSICIANS
The Steve Reich Ensemble:
Cheryl Bensman Rowe, Marion Beckenstein, sopranos
James Bassi, tenor
Hugo Munday, baritone
Bob Becker, Russ Hartenberger, Garry Kvistad, Thad Wheeler, percussion
Nurit Tilles, Edmund Niemann, Philip Bush, pianos, keyboards
Elizabeth Lim, Todd Reynolds, violin
Scott Rawls, viola
Jeanne LeBlanc, cello
Leslie Scott, Al Hunt, flute, oboe, English horn, clarinet, bass clarinet

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Judith Sherman
Recorded December 12-16, 1994 at Edison Studio, New York, New York
Engineered by John Kilgore
Assistant Engineer: Yvonne Yedibalian
Mixed by Judith Sherman and Steve Reich at The Hit Factory, New York, New York
Mixing Engineer: John Kilgore
Assistant Engineers: Glen Marchese, Andy Grassi

Music by Steve Reich
Text by Beryl Korot

Design by Calvin Chu
Cover Photograph by Andrew Pothecary

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz