Steve Reich: Electric Counterpoint; Different Trains ()

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Steve Reich: Electric Counterpoint; Different Trains - Steve Reich
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  1. America - Before the war
  2. Europe - During the war
  3. After the war
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  1. America - Before the war
  2. Europe - During the war
  3. After the war
  4. Fast
  5. Slow
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This late-'80s work finds the minimalist composer mixing acoustic and taped material to great effect. The disc's centerpiece is "Different Trains," a work that frames Reich's impressions of his boyhood train trips between his mother in Los Angeles and his father in New York; Reich also intersperses references to the much more harrowing train rides Jews were forced to take to Nazi concentration camps. Using the fine playing of the Kronos Quartet as a base, Reich layers the work with the taped train musings of his governess, ...

Steve Reich: Electric Counterpoint; Different Trains 1990, Nonesuch

UPC: 075597917628

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