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The Four Sections / Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices, and Organ

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    The New York Times called 1987’s The Four Sections “Reich’s most assured work of the decade”; Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the London Symphony Orchestra. Also included: Music for Mallet, Instruments, Voices, and Organ, which the Times called “an entrancingly crystalline piece.”

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    The London Symphony Orchestra (1-4)
    Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
    with
    Bob Becker, Russell Hartenberger, Gary Kvistad, James Preiss, percussion
    Edmund Nieman and Nurit Tillis, piano
    Steve Reich and Musicians (5)
    Bob Becker, Tom Ferchen, Russell Hartenberger, Steve Reich, marimba
    Garry Kvistad, Thad Wheeler, glockspiel
    James Preiss, vibraphone
    Nurit Tillis, electric organ
    Pamela Wood Ambush, Rebecca Armstrong, vocal long tones
    Jay Clayton, vocal melodic patterns

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Judith Sherman
    Recorded November 1988 at CTS Studios, London
    Engineered by Dick Lewzey
    Edited and Mixed by Judith Sherman and Steve Reich at New York Digital Recording, Inc., New York City
    Mastered by Robert C. Ludwig

    Art direction and design by John William Costa
    Cover art by Roy Lichtenstein

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Steve Reich
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Release Date: 
Friday, January 18, 1991 - 05:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

The New York Times called 1987’s The Four Sections “Reich’s most assured work of the decade”; Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the London Symphony Orchestra. Also included: Music for Mallet, Instruments, Voices, and Organ, which the Times called “an entrancingly crystalline piece.”

Description: 

The New York Times called 1987’s The Four Sections “Reich’s most assured work of the decade”; Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the London Symphony Orchestra. Also included: Music for Mallet, Instruments, Voices, and Organ, which the Times called “an entrancingly crystalline piece.”

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Judith Sherman
Recorded November 1988 at CTS Studios, London
Engineered by Dick Lewzey
Edited and Mixed by Judith Sherman and Steve Reich at New York Digital Recording, Inc., New York City
Mastered by Robert C. Ludwig

Art direction and design by John William Costa
Cover art by Roy Lichtenstein

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79220

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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267
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Tuesday, January 1, 1991 - 05:00
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Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597922028BUN
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MP3
UPC: 
603497092161
Price: 
10.00
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MUSICIANS
The London Symphony Orchestra (1-4)
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
with
Bob Becker, Russell Hartenberger, Gary Kvistad, James Preiss, percussion
Edmund Nieman and Nurit Tillis, piano
Steve Reich and Musicians (5)
Bob Becker, Tom Ferchen, Russell Hartenberger, Steve Reich, marimba
Garry Kvistad, Thad Wheeler, glockspiel
James Preiss, vibraphone
Nurit Tillis, electric organ
Pamela Wood Ambush, Rebecca Armstrong, vocal long tones
Jay Clayton, vocal melodic patterns

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