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Steve Reich: Music for 18 Musicians
Composer: Steve Reich, Performer: Steve Reich Ensemble
Steve Reich: Music for 18 Musicians
Genres: Pop, Classical
 
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All Artists: Composer: Steve Reich, Performer: Steve Reich Ensemble
Title: Steve Reich: Music for 18 Musicians
Members Wishing: 7
Total Copies: 0
Label: ECM Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/2000
Re-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: 042282141729

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

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Amazing breakthrough cornerstone piece, excellent recording
I X Key | tomorrow | 03/12/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This recording of Reich's most canonical piece is perfect. & the music is absolutely brilliant. It has everything Reich did with compositional structure to that point; rests are gradually replaced with notes over a thick, juicy fabric of repetition. The musicians phase. There's also a new idea for him in this piece: music determined by the length of human breath, as the woodwinds periodically pulse a note, & each player pulses it just until s/he runs out of breathn. The music also is incredibly beautiful, in a way exceptionally modern & also eternally emotional. Get this cd. It's an absolute must for any Reich or minimalist collection."
A Minimalist Milestone
Christopher Forbes | Brooklyn,, NY | 06/13/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD can either send you into a deep trance or a screaming fit, depending on your tolerance for repetative minimalist music. Music for 18 Musicians is Reich's great transition work from the small ensemble pieces of the 70's to his large scale work of the 80's and 90's. It's densely layered repeating patterns gradually shift in and out of phase with each other, creating a kalideoscope of timbres, and endlessly varied crossrhythms. To listen to this piece with an open mind is to enter an entrancing world of color light and imagination. Reich proves why he is the most imitated and inimitable of all of the minimalists. The performance is definitive. These musicians were all members of Reich's performing groups of the 70's. And ECM engineers have a genius for atmospheric sound that is perfect for this music. This is a delightful CD."
Mesmerizing!
C. Broom | 04/30/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"That sure is one mesmerizing hour-long work. I remembered first hearing parts of the work on the PBS Series "Cosmos" (particulaly, "Pulses", Sections I and IIIb). It wouldn't be until recently (about 2002) that I find out that it was "Music for 18 Musicians" by Steve Reich. The ECM recording contains 1 track. I have the Nonesuch CD (which I like as much) which separates the sections into tracks - which I think it could've (or should've) been done on the ECM CD as well. I managed to figure out when a section begins by carefully comparing both CDs. I notice that the ECM mentioned 10 sections (possibly a missprint) while the Nonesuch mentioned 11. Here's listing which I think would be helpful to those who listen to the ECM CD:Pulses 0:00
I 3:46
II 8:03
IIIA 12:04
IIIB 16:02
IV 20:05
V 25:53
VI 31:24
VII 35:53
VIII 39:29
IX 42:47
X 47:01
XI 48:34
Pulses 52:50"