http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reichs-double-sextet2x5-shortlisted-for-gramophone-award-composers-music-celebrated-2011-08-19August 19, 2011|1 commentsSteve Reich's "Double Sextet / 2x5" Is on the Shortlist for Gramophone Award; Composer's Music Celebrated at Proms
Composer Steve Reich's music has recently been celebrated with an all-Reich program at the BBC Proms in London, and more praise from the UK arrived this week, with the announcement that Reich's album Double Sextet / 2x5 is on the shortlist for this year's Gramophone Classical Music Awards in the Contemporary category. In a review of last week's Proms, the Observer reported that Reich "received a rock star's welcome at a late-night concert held to honour his 75th birthday later this year," and according to the Guardian, "Steve Reich gets cooler every year, just as his music gets more relevant."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newssteve reichhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-featured-guardian-music-weekly-podcast-2011-08-12August 12, 2011|0 comments
Steve Reich, who performed at London's Royal Albert Hall earlier this week for the BBC Proms, is the subject of the Guardian's latest Music Weekly podcast. In an extensive audio interview, Reich discusses works from throughout his career, beginning with his latest, WTC 9/11. "This is the first time that the show has featured a contemporary classical composer," says the Guardian, "but Reich's influence on a number of Music Weekly favourites such as Radiohead, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Brian Eno, Sufjan Stevens and Battles is huge."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newssteve reichhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-comments-on-the-wtc-911-album-cover-2011-08-11August 11, 2011|28 comments
Composer Steve Reich comments on his forthcoming Nonesuch Records release, featuring his piece WTC 9/11, performed by Kronos Quartet, and the album cover.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Artist Essayssteve reichhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reichs-bbc-proms-now-available-online-earns-5-stars-independent-2011-08-11August 11, 2011|0 comments
Steve Reich performed at London's Royal Albert Hall last night as part of an all-Reich program with Ensemble Modern for the BBC Proms. The concert is now available online. "There could be no better way of celebrating Steve Reich’s 75th birthday than with a performance of his Music for 18 Musicians," says the Independent in its five-star review, "and the packed hall for this late-night Prom testified to the size and devotion of his fan-club." The Guardian says the concert helped mark Reich's "ongoing acceptance into the pantheon of the greats of the western classical tradition."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Reviews Radiosteve reichhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-perform-bbc-proms-all-reich-program-broadcast-bbc-radio-3-2011-08-10August 10, 2011|0 comments
Steve Reich performs at London's Royal Albert Hall tonight as part of an all-Reich program with Ensemble Modern for the BBC Proms. The concert, which marks the composer's 75th birthday year, will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3. "His work using looped taped voices was not only original," writes the Guardian, "but created stunning, fluid sounds which still impress today ... In a Proms season that contains many treasures, Reich's performance ... stands out." MusicOMH gives Reich's forthcoming album four stars, calling its WTC 9/11 "a stark and fascinating addition to his oeuvre."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Radiosteve reichhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/comment-album-cover-steve-reich-wtc-911-2011-07-29July 29, 2011|12 comments
Nonesuch Records recently published the cover of the forthcoming album featuring Steve Reich's WTC 9/11, performed by Kronos Quartet. The cover and our publishing of it have elicited a considerable response both on this website and elsewhere. Nonesuch Records President Robert Hurwitz offers a comment.Read more|Journal Topics:Staffsteve reichhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reichs-75th-birthday-celebrations-continue-5-day-cork-opera-house-festival-2011-07-27July 27, 2011|0 comments
Celebrations of Steve Reich's 75th year continue with The Reich Effect, a five-day festival presented by the Cork Opera House in Cork City, Ireland, starting today. The composer will participate in a number of events at the festival, which also features performances of more than a dozen of his works, including the Irish premiere of his WTC 9/11, performed by Kronos Quartet. Reich's influence "on contemporary music is layered into almost every genre," says the Irish Times. "His minimalist innovations have certainly gone far beyond the confines of classical composition."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newssteve reichhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-wtc-911-album-cover-revealed-2011-07-20July 20, 2011|43 commentsRead more|Journal Topics:Artist Newssteve reichhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/nonesuch-release-steve-reich-wtc-911-performed-kronos-quartet-preorder-signed-2011-07-06July 06, 2011|0 commentsRead more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist Newssteve reichhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-louis-andriessen-philip-glass-featured-bbc-radio-3-50-years-of-minimalism-2011-06-08June 08, 2011|3 commentsSteve Reich, Louis Andriessen, Philip Glass Featured in BBC Radio 3's "50 Years of Minimalism in Music"
Composers Steve Reich, Louis Andriessen, and Philip Glass, and Nonesuch Records President Robert Hurwitz have all contributed to the BBC Radio 3 documentary 50 Years of Minimalism in Music, which aired this past Saturday night. They and a number of other music pioneers spoke with American conductor Richard Bernas in this look back at five decades of Minimalism, "the musical language of our time." The program is available online at bbc.co.uk.