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Features

Monday, July 16 2007

Part 2: Janis Ian to Jimi Hendrix (1966-1970)

Music truly is the universal language. The best songs of protest are passed around, from movement-to-movement, era-to-era; its singers gaining multilingual fluency along the way.


Columns

Tuesday, August 7 2007

The Sounds of Now: Steve Reich and the Transmogrification of the Banal

As human beings, interpretive animals that attempt to navigate the world by coming to some sort of "understanding" of it, we are addicted to purpose.


Reviews

Thursday, December 1 2011

Steve Reich and Kronos Quartet: WTC 9/11, Mallet Quartet, Dance Patterns

Much like Gavin Bryars' "The Sinking of the Titanic," composer Steven Reich applies his minimal composition technique to address a great tragedy. The remaining works on this CD don't even come close to following suit.


Wednesday, March 30 2011

'Steve Reich: Phase to Face' Suffers from Restraint

Do you hear that? It's the sound of the surface barely being scratched over Steve Reich's career.


Sunday, October 31 2010

Steve Reich: Double Sextet/2x5

In 2009, composer Steve Reich received the Pulitzer Prize for his composition "Double Sextet". Nonesuch's pairing of "Double Sextet" with a similar composition, "2x5", produces a mixed bag.


Tuesday, May 6 2008

Steve Reich: Daniel Variations

The acclaimed minimalist composer’s concept piece inspired by slain journalist Daniel Pearl is just as baffling in execution as it is in theory.


Monday, October 15 2001

Steve Reich: Triple Quartet


News

Wednesday, January 6 2010

The Reich stuff: Pulitzer-winning composer creates offbeat work

PALO ALTO, Calif. — For a composer whose work is heavily steeped in repetition, Steve Reich doesn't stay in the same place for very long, and


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