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Reich: The Four Sections, Music For Mallet Instruments


Release Date: 09/24/1990 
Label:  Nonesuch   Catalog #: 79220   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Steve Reich
Performer:  Bob BeckerRuss HartenbergerGarry KvistadJames Preiss,   ... 
Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraSteve Reich and Musicians
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 43 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

...in The Four Sections (1987), a 'concerto for orchestra' in all but name, the composer reveals a full mastery of the orchestral idiom.

-- Ken Smith, Gramophone

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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.”
...in The Four Sections (1987), a 'concerto for orchestra' in all but name, the composer reveals a full mastery of the orchestral idiom.

-- Ken Smith, Gramophone

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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.” Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
The Four Sections by Steve Reich
Performer:  Bob Becker (Percussion), Russ Hartenberger (Percussion), Garry Kvistad (Percussion),
James Preiss (Percussion), Edmund Niemann (Piano), Nurit Tilles (Piano)
Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; USA 
Length: 26 Minutes 0 Secs. 
2.
Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices and Electric Organ by Steve Reich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Steve Reich and Musicians
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1973; USA 
Length: 16 Minutes 47 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Highly recommended March 26, 2013 By E. Robinson (Brooklyn, NY) See All My Reviews "I have this recording from the Reich retrospective, and of the mallet pieces included in the retrospective this has the same level of beautiful musicianship as the others,but with a wider texture, or variety of sound.I think it's interesting that the only way to get through a 21st. century day is to listen to music composed in the late 20th. century." Report Abuse
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