STEVE REICH & KRISTJAN JÄRVI - Duet - CD2 - 88985366362
Autores: Steve Reich, Kristjan Järvi, Ludwig Wittgenstein, MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, MDR Leipzig Radio Choir, James Wood, Andreas Hartmann, Waltraut Wächter
Editor: Sony Classical
Géneros: Classical, Contemporary, Minimalism
(...) Duet presents some later gems for orchestra and orchestra and chorus in brand new versions.
Most important are the world premiere orchestral versions of "Daniel (Variations)" and "You Are (Variations)," two stunning works that manage to take further the interlocking pulsations of "Music for 18 Musicans," the choral polyphonic extensions of "Tehillim" and the string writing of "Four Sections."
An excellent version of the latter is included in the set, along with the short but captivating "Duet for Two Violins and String Orchestra." As a kind of bonus, Steve and Kristjan give us a rousing version of the earlier "Clapping Music."
This set evokes a world where Reich's post-modern rhythmic lyricism is a mature entity of supreme originality and extraordinary power. It is OUR world, a testament to the seminal importance of Reich's compositional mastery.
Unconditionally recommended! Happy 80th, Maestro Reich!