Music by Steve Reich
The New York Times 2015 Best Classical Recordings List!
REICH: ‘MUSIC FOR 18 MUSICIANS’ Ensemble Signal; Brad Lubman, conductor (Harmonia Mundi). Steve Reich’s 1974-76 classic sounds newly radical in this homage from one of New York’s most vital contemporary music groups. Clarity is key, as rhythms collide and colors drift through the ears. In no other recording of this work is there such attention to timbre, such a sense of ceremony, such an intensity of transition. DAVID ALLEN