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EMI celebrates the 75th birthday of one of our most acclaimed and respected contemporary composers, Steve Reich. This album includes a world-premiere recording of a new scoring of Reich's "Six Pianos", entitled "Piano Counterpoint", arranged and performed by Vincent Corver, Pianist and Co-Founder of the Composer-Endorsed London Steve Reich Ensemble
Triple Quartet: Movement I
Triple Quartet: Movement II
Triple Quartet: Movement III
Piano Counterpoint arranged from Six Pianos by Vincent Corver
Different Trains: America, Before the War
Different Trains: Europe, During the War
Different Trains: After the War
“the London Steve Reich Ensemble deliver crack, rhythmically idiomatic, Steve-endorsed performances of music that requires greater insider knowledge of Reich's methods, and the sounds he expects, than his notation can convey; having absorbed the lessons, the ensemble are Reich's representatives this side of the Atlantic”
2nd September 2011
“Triple Quartet opens with the Bernard Herrmann's urgent Psycho soundtrack, the sawing strings overlapping nervously, before growing more bewildered and distracted in the melancholy second movement. It's a fine companion to Different Trains, with the same sense of fraught journeys and uncertain destinations, but the frantic detail of Piano Counterpoint impresses most”
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