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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reichs-wtc-911-among-npr-favorite-classical-albums-2011-12-08
    December 08, 2011|0 comments

    Steve Reich's latest Nonesuch release, WTC 9/11, has made NPR Music's list of its ten Favorite Classical Albums of 2011. "WTC 9/11, played by the Kronos Quartet, is one of the most gripping, intense, intelligent, emotionally honest and artistically successful works to come out of the tragedy," exclaims NPR's Anastasia Tsioulcas. "But I'd also like to turn attention to the wonderful Mallet Quartet that appears on this album ... [and] possesses a quiet beauty that, almost despite its subtleties, demands to be heard."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-talks-clash-magazine-wtc-911-one-of-his-greatest-works-to-date-2011-10-20
    October 20, 2011|0 comments

    In the title piece of his latest album, WTC 9/11, Steve Reich reflects on the 2001 World Trade Center attacks. Clash magazine talks to the composer about the piece and the very personal story behind it. "Steve Reich has composed one of his greatest works to date," says Clash. "It is a tale of protest, frustration and artistic mastery ... a staggering work for many reasons." The San Jose Mercury News, reviewing Kronos Quartet's recent Bay Area premiere of WTC 9/11, calls it "immersive and moving."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-featured-npr-weekend-edition-5-stars-lso-reich-concert-barbican-evening-standard-2011-10-17
    October 17, 2011|0 comments

    Steve Reich was featured on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday. In honor of the composer's 75th birthday, the program examines the work and impact of "arguably the most influential composer of his generation," whose music has "inspired generations of composers whose work can be heard in concert halls, dance clubs, and rock festivals." The composer joined the London Symphony Orchestra in concert at Barbican Hall, to which the Daily Telegraph gives a perfect five stars. Cité de la Musique in Paris continued its Reich birthday festival, Pulsations, with a performance of choreographer Karine Saporta's Notes, now available to watch online.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-perform-pulsations-reich-festival-cite-de-la-musique-paris-2011-10-11
    October 11, 2011|0 comments

    The celebrations of Steve Reich's 75th birthday head to Paris for Steve Reich: Pulsations, a week-long series of concerts, dance performances, and other events at Cité de la Musique. Pulsations begins with a concert by Ensemble Modern, Synergy Vocals, and the composer himself. The all-Reich program includes the French premiere of his Pulitzer Prize-winning piece Double Sextet paired with Drumming (Part 1) and Music for 18 Musicians. The concert will be broadcast on France Musique next month.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-turns-75-birthday-calls-major-celebration-npr-2011-10-03
    October 03, 2011|0 comments

    Nonesuch Records wishes Steve Reich a very happy 75th birthday today and has added a new station to Nonesuch Radio featuring works from the composer's quarter-century of Nonesuch albums. Nonesuch has also teamed up with Reich's publisher, Boosey & Hawkes, for a prize package giveaway. NPR Music, noting that "such a birthday calls for major celebration," features a tribute to Reich from a number of NPR contributors and musicians who have worked with the composer. Q2 Music airs an updated presentation of its week-long festival Maximum Reich. The next two weeks bring all-Reich concerts from Kronos Quartet in Berkeley, Ensemble Modern in Paris, and the LSO in London.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-wtc-911-proves-emotionally-charged-moving-bbc-radio-3-2011-09-19
    September 19, 2011|0 comments

    Steve Reich's new album, WTC 9/11, is out this week. The album includes the title piece, Reich's reflection on the 2001 World Trade Center attacks, performed by Kronos Quartet, as well as Mallet Quartet, performed by Sō Percussion, and Dance Patterns, featuring members of Steve Reich and Musicians. BBC Radio 3's CD Review finds the title piece "startling, emotionally charged and moving." BBC Music says "Reich is as eloquent as ever." The Independent gives the album four stars.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/itunes-celebrates-the-world-of-steve-reich-exploring-composers-music-roots-influences-catalog-sale-2011-09-14
    September 14, 2011|0 comments

    Steve Reich's latest album, WTC 9/11, is out next Tuesday. The composer's 75th birthday follows less than two weeks later, on October 3, and the celebrations abound. He is the subject of a special feature on iTunes titled The World of Steve Reich, part of a series that explores every facet of an iconic musician’s career—their roots, their catalog, and other artists they have influenced. Included are six multi-artist compilations, a best-of colleciton, and a sale on Reich's catalog. "We're speaking of the impact of an artist who has changed music as we know it," says iTunes, "and maybe even more importantly, as we will know it."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reichs-wtc-911-featured-npr-weekend-edition-final-day-first-listen-2011-09-12
    September 12, 2011|0 comments

    Steve Reich's new piece, WTC 9/11, was featured on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday, in the show's coverage of the tenth anniversary of the attacks. KQED's The California Report spoke with Reich and Kronos Quartet's David Harrington about the piece, which Kronos performs on the forthcoming album. There's one more day to listen to the entire album—which also includes Mallet Quartet, performed by Sō Percussion, and Dance Patterns, performed by members of Steve Reich and Musicians—as an NPR First Listen. The Seattle Times calls WTC 9/11 "a stunning work." Sequenza21 calls it "unflinchingly eloquent."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-featured-krakow-sacrum-profanum-festival-reich-jonny-greenwood-perform-polish-radio-2011-09-09
    September 09, 2011|3 comments

    Steve Reich is in Kraków, Poland, for the ninth annual Sacrum Profanum festival, which gets under way on Sunday with an inaugural concert broadcast on Polish Radio 2. The week-long festival offers a retrospective of some of the composer's most iconic works, along with newer additions to his repertoire, and features performances by Jonny Greenwood, Alarm Will Sound, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Ensemble Modern, Aphex Twin, Tom Verlaine, and the composer himself.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-talks-pri-studio-360-about-wtc-911-featured-apm-performance-today-2011-09-09
    September 09, 2011|0 comments

    Steve Reich is featured on the latest episode of Studio 360, which looks at various artists' responses to the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Reich discusses his piece WTC 9/11 and explains how, when asked by Kronos Quartet to write a new piece, he came to create a very personal piece that would reflect on that fateful day. Listen to the Studio 360 segment here. WTC 9/11 can be heard on the latest episode of Performance Today, whose host, Fred Child, calls it an "intense piece of music and a deeply moving piece of music as well."

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