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

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  • Steve Reich will publish Conversations, a new book, via HarperCollins' Hanover Square Press, on March 8, 2022. In the book, the composer speaks with collaborators, fellow composers, musicians, and visual artists influenced by his work—including Nonesuch Records Chairman Emeritus Robert Hurwitz, Jonny Greenwood, Kronos Quartet's David Harrington, Stephen Sondheim, Nico Muhly, Brian Eno, Michael Gordon, and others—to reflect on his prolific career as a composer as well as the music that inspired him and that has been inspired by him. The New York Times calls it "a surprising, enlightening series of conversations that shed new light on the music and career of 'our greatest living composer.'" The New Yorker says: "Through this series of insightful, wide-ranging conversations starting from his student days to the present pandemic, we gain a compelling glimpse into the mind of 'the most original musical thinker of our time.'"

  • Steve Reich's seminal 1974–76 work Music for 18 Musicians—the Nonesuch recording of which, performed by Steve Reich and Musicians, won a Grammy Award for Best Small Ensemble Performance—is among ten compositions chosen to inspire visual artists to create their own works for the inaugural Concord Art Prize. The prize, created by Concord Music Publishing, is open to all UK artists, with a prize of £10,000. "Over the years I have heard from several artists, including Gerhard Richter, saying they have used 18 Musicians while painting, sculpting or working with media," Reich says. "I am very excited to see what it may inspire."

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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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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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CD+MP3
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075597922028BUN
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MP3
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603497092161
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9.00
Artist Name: 
Steve Reich
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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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