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Steve Reich: Octet; Music for a Large Ensemble; Violin Phase
Steve Reich, Larry Karush, Edmund Niemann
Steve Reich: Octet; Music for a Large Ensemble; Violin Phase
Genres: Pop, Classical
 
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All Artists: Steve Reich, Larry Karush, Edmund Niemann, Nurit Tilles, Elizabeth Arnold, Jay Clayton
Title: Steve Reich: Octet; Music for a Large Ensemble; Violin Phase
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: ECM Records
Release Date: 4/18/2000
Album Type: Original recording reissued
Genres: Pop, Classical
Styles: Vocal Pop, Chamber Music, Historical Periods, Classical (c.1770-1830)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 042282728722

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Genre: Classical Music
Media Format: Compact Disk
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Release Date: 18-APR-2000
 

CD Reviews

Some of Reich's best works
meteordude | Boulder, CO United States | 07/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Octet and Music for a Large Ensemble are two of my favorite Steve reich works. Octet has lots of low winds and piano, giving it a lot of charm and textural warmth. Music for a Large Ensemble has more of an urgent feel, more of a piercing texture at times, and is also a beautiful piece (one of his best, I think). If you like Reich's earlier style, along the lines of Music for Eighteen Musicians, you will probably like these - Violin Phase is more of a novelty to me, as I am more drawn to Steve's pieces that have more harmonic motion (like the other two I just mentioned). If you've never heard Steve Reich, this disk would be a fine start, offering great recordings of two complex, somewhat epic pieces, and a sample of his earliest style (phasing by manipulating tape speeds)"
Classic Reich...
Jonny B | London | 05/19/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Different Trains? Nah, this is the groundbreaking work that has given Reich such a cutting edge in the world of 20th century music. The pure tonal palette that he achieves with the 30 plus ensemble in the self titled is incredible, and the complexity and busyness of the 4 part phase shifting of Violin Phase is not to be missed. Octet was a step forward showing his growing interest in complex melodies, and was certainly another evolution in his writing style. If you ever want to collect some beautiful music, this would be a good starting point."
Reich's Peak Period
accroya | Las Vegas, NV United States | 01/18/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There are 3 tracks on this CD. Forget "Violin Phase" which really is just filler, and from an earlier era in Reich's development. The other two tracks are what you want to hear. "Octet" and "Music for a Large Ensemble" are Steve Reich at his very finest. He had developed his sound, but was still relatively young and hungry for success. You will listen to this music in complete amazement that these are classic acoustic instruments. The trick in making them sound so unique is in brilliant compositions heard here."