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BMG/RCA Red Seal releases new CD of CITY LIFE, EIGHT LINES, NEW YORK COUNTERPOINT and VIOLIN PHASE performed by Ensemble Modern

BMG records has just released, in October 2002, new recordings of City Life, Eight Lines, New York Counterpoint and Violin Phase, all performed by the famous Frankfurt based Ensemble Modern. City Life is conducted by Peter Rundel while Bradley Lubman conducts Eight Lines. Clarinetist Roland Diry performs New York Counterpoint. Violin Phase is performed by Jagdish Mistry.

Oxford University Press to issue WRITINGS ON MUSIC (1965-2000) in May 2002

Writings on Music documents the creative journey of this thoughtful, groundbreaking composer. These 64 short pieces include Reich's 1968 essay "Music as a Gradual Process," widely considered one of the most influential pieces of music theory in the second half of the 20th century. Subsequent essays, articles, and interviews treat Reich's early work with tape and phase shifting, showing its development into more recent work with speech melody and instrumental music.


"Arresting, complex and provocative ... the effect is haunting ..." The New York Times, on Kronos Quartet's debut performance of Triple Quartet. Nonesuch Records is pleased to announce the release of the World Premiere Recording of Steve Reich's Triple Quartet performed by Kronos Quartet, who commissioned the work and in whose honor it has been written.

Jonathan Cott

Interview with Steve Reich by Jonathan Cott JC: I’d like to ask you about several basic elements in your [...]

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