Phases - A Nonesuch Retrospective

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STEVE REICH
Phases - A Nonesuch Retrospective
Steve Reich and Musicians / Kronos Quartet / Theatre of Voices / Pat Metheny

[ Nonesuch / 5 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Tuesday 31 October 2006

Pioneer of US minimalism Steve Reich is 70 this year and to celebrate Nonesuch has released a bargain-priced 5 CD set of his greatest works including definitive recordings of "Music for 18 Musicians", "Different Trains" and "Drumming".

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Pioneer of US minimalism Steve Reich is 70 this year and to celebrate Nonesuch has released a bargain-priced 5 CD set of his greatest works including definitive recordings of "Music for 18 Musicians", "Different Trains" and "Drumming".

"Phases" opens with what is arguably Reich's signature work, 'Music For Eighteen Musicians', performed by Reich and his longtime ensemble. However, each piece here, culled from Reich's Nonesuch discography, warrants a significant spot in any overview of his career, from the semi-autobiographical, often deeply moving 'Different Trains', played by Kronos Quartet, to the rhythmically and spiritually adventurous 'You Are (Variations)', written for, and performed by the Los Angeles Master Chorale. Among the artists and ensembles featured in this set are guitarist Pat Metheny, cellist Maya Beiser, Bang on a Can, and the London Symphony Orchestra.

Tracks:

CD1
Music for 18 Musicians

CD2
Different Trains
Tehillim
Eight Lines

CD3
You Are (Variations)
New York Counterpoint
Cello Counterpoint
Electric Counterpoint
Triple Quartet

CD4
Come Out
Proverb
The Desert Music

CD5
Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices and Organ
Drumming