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)
tape


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)
tape


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