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Octet (1979)

Steve Reich

in Writings on Music 1965–2000: 1965-2000

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151152
eISBN:
9780199850044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151152.003.0024
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents Reich's thoughts about Octet, which was premiered on June 21, 1979, by members of the Netherlands Wind Ensemble under the direction of Reinbert de Leeuw at Radio Frankfurt. ... More


Eight Lines (1983)

Steve Reich

in Writings on Music 1965–2000: 1965-2000

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151152
eISBN:
9780199850044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151152.003.0029
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents Reich's thoughts about Eight Lines. Eight Lines is exactly the same piece as Octet (1979) with the addition of a second string quartet. These additional four strings were added ... More


Breakthroughs: First Professional Successes in the 1930s and 1940s

Philip Lambert

in Alec Wilder

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037603
eISBN:
9780252094842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037603.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses Wilder's first professional successes in the 1930s and 1940s. Wilder's first big impact on the music of his time, a series of short pieces with unusual instrumentation that he ... More


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