Early Works

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These groundbreaking pieces from the mid-‘60s / early ‘70s, which utilize tape loops and Reich’s pioneering “phasing” technique, not only inspired the minimalist movement but also influenced generations of sound-sampling pop and electronic artists. The Washington Post calls them “absolutely spellbinding.”

Description

These groundbreaking pieces from the mid-‘60s / early ‘70s, which utilize tape loops and Reich’s pioneering “phasing” technique, not only inspired the minimalist movement but also influenced generations of sound-sampling pop and electronic artists. The Washington Post calls them “absolutely spellbinding.”

ProductionCredits

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Judith Sherman and Steve Reich
Recorded May 1986 (2) and May 1987 (3) at RCA Studio A, New York City
Tracks 2, 3 mixed and edited by Steve Reich and Judith Sherman; engineered by Paul Goodman
Mastering: Robert C. Ludwig

Art direction and design: Carin Goldberg
Cover photograph by Landry/Girouard

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

Nonesuch Selection Number

79169

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1disc
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Steve Reich
MusicianDetails

MUSICIANS
Nurit Tilles, Edmund Niemann, pianos (2)
Russ Hartenberger, Steve Reich, hand claps (3)

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CD+MP3
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075597916928BUN
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MP3
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603497092062
  • 79169

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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    These groundbreaking pieces from the mid-‘60s / early ‘70s, which utilize tape loops and Reich’s pioneering “phasing” technique, not only inspired the minimalist movement but also influenced generations of sound-sampling pop and electronic artists. The Washington Post calls them “absolutely spellbinding.”

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Nurit Tilles, Edmund Niemann, pianos (2)
    Russ Hartenberger, Steve Reich, hand claps (3)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Judith Sherman and Steve Reich
    Recorded May 1986 (2) and May 1987 (3) at RCA Studio A, New York City
    Tracks 2, 3 mixed and edited by Steve Reich and Judith Sherman; engineered by Paul Goodman
    Mastering: Robert C. Ludwig

    Art direction and design: Carin Goldberg
    Cover photograph by Landry/Girouard

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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