Sextet / Six Marimbas

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The Independent (UK) calls Sextet a work that “expertly dramatizes a kaleidoscope of small changes in five contrasting movements, while the New York Times praised its “hypnotically involving mood.” On Six Marimbas, Reich re-scores his 1973 Six Pianos for percussion.

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The CD of this album is available to purchase at ArkivMusic.

The Independent (UK) calls Sextet a work that “expertly dramatizes a kaleidoscope of small changes in five contrasting movements, while the New York Times praised its “hypnotically involving mood.” On Six Marimbas, Reich re-scores his 1973 Six Pianos for percussion.

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PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Steve Reich
Recrded May 1986 at RCA Studios, NYC
Engineer: Paul Goodman
Mixing: Tom Lazarus, Paul Goodman, and Steve Reich

Art direction and design: Carin Goldberg
Cover photograph: John C. Phillips

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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79138

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1disc
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Steve Reich
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Performed by Steve Reich and Musicians with members of Nexus and the Manhattan Marimba Quartet
Bob Becker*, Russ Hartenberger*, marimba, vibraphone, bass drum, cratales, tam-tam, sticks
Garry Kvistad, Glen Velez, marimba, vibraphone, bass drum, cratales, tam-tam, sticks (1-5)
Edmund Niemann, Nurit Tilles, piano, synthesizers (1-5)
Kory Grossman**, James Preiss**, Bill Ruyle, William Trigg**, marimba

* members of Nexus
** members of the Manhattan Marimba Quartet

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075597913828BUN
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MP3
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  • 79138

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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

    The CD of this album is available to purchase at ArkivMusic.

    The Independent (UK) calls Sextet a work that “expertly dramatizes a kaleidoscope of small changes in five contrasting movements, while the New York Times praised its “hypnotically involving mood.” On Six Marimbas, Reich re-scores his 1973 Six Pianos for percussion.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Performed by Steve Reich and Musicians with members of Nexus and the Manhattan Marimba Quartet
    Bob Becker*, Russ Hartenberger*, marimba, vibraphone, bass drum, cratales, tam-tam, sticks
    Garry Kvistad, Glen Velez, marimba, vibraphone, bass drum, cratales, tam-tam, sticks (1-5)
    Edmund Niemann, Nurit Tilles, piano, synthesizers (1-5)
    Kory Grossman**, James Preiss**, Bill Ruyle, William Trigg**, marimba

    * members of Nexus
    ** members of the Manhattan Marimba Quartet

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Steve Reich
    Recrded May 1986 at RCA Studios, NYC
    Engineer: Paul Goodman
    Mixing: Tom Lazarus, Paul Goodman, and Steve Reich

    Art direction and design: Carin Goldberg
    Cover photograph: John C. Phillips

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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