Maximum Reich: Introductions

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Steve Reich lends his voice to provide personalized introductions to many of his seminal works.

Beginning in the mid-'60s for his works on tape and going through his ground-breaking works such as Different Trains and Music for 18 Musicians to the recent accolades of works such as Double Sextet, you can hear his prefaces during the weeklong 7-day Maximum Reich, but only here can you hear them in their entirety, preserved as Q2's testament to one of the greatest living composers.

The Cave The Cave (1990-93)
Music and Video theatre work

Cello CounterpointCello Counterpoint (2003)
for amplified cello and multichannel tape

City LifeCity Life (1995)
for amplified ensemble

Come OutCome Out (1966)

Daniel VariationsDaniel Variations (2006)
for voices, clarinets, pianos, strings, and percussion

The Desert MusicThe Desert Music (1984)
for 10 singers (amplified) and reduced orchestra

Different TrainsDifferent Trains (1988)
for string quartet and tape

Double SextetDouble Sextet (2009)
for woodwinds, strings, piano, and percussion

DrummingDrumming (1970-71)
for amplified percussion, female voices, whistling and piccolo

Electric CounterpointElectric Counterpoint (1987)
for electric guitar or amplified acoustic guitar and tape

It's Gonna RainIt's Gonna Rain (1965)

Music for 18 MusiciansMusic for 18 Musicians (1974-76)
for amplified ensemble

Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices and OrganMusic for Mallet Instruments, Voices and Organ (1973)
for amplified ensemble

New York CounterpointNew York Counterpoint (1985)
for amplified clarinet and tape

Piano PhasePiano Phase(1967)
for two pianos and multichannel tape

ProverbProverb (1995)
for voices and ensemble, text by Ludwig Wittgenstein

TehillimTehillim (1981)
for voices and orchestra

Three TalesThree Tales (2002)
Video Opera

Vermont CounterpointVermont Counterpoint (1982)
for amplified flute and tape