The Cave (with Beryl Korot)

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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.

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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.

 

ProductionCredits

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

Nonesuch Selection Number

79327

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2discs
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Steve Reich
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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

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MP3
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13.00
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603497091669
  • 79327

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News & Reviews

  • The first recording of Steve Reich’s Runner and Music for Ensemble and Orchestra, performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and conducted by Susanna Mälkki, released on CD and digitally on Nonesuch Records in September, is now available on vinyl. The New York Times calls Runner "a calmly luminous orchestral piece with the pulsating, propulsive rhythms that animate much of Mr. Reich’s music." The San Francisco Chronicle says that Music for Ensemble and Orchestra "is a beautiful and dramatically charged masterpiece, but its impact goes even further than that."

  • Steve Reich’s 1988 piece Different Trains is the subject of this week's episode of BBC Radio 3's The Listening Service. Host Tom Service shares music from Kronos Quartet's 1988 Nonesuch recording of the piece, which won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Composition, and talks with author/journalist Jonathan Freedland about creating such art that addresses the Holocaust. You can hear the episode here.

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  • About This Album

    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

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