Steve Reich

Steve Reich

by D. J. Hoek
     
 

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Steve Reich was considered a fringe experimentalist. His work consisted largely of repeating, slowly changing patterns unlike either the serialism or the aleatory that predominated at that time. Today, however, Reich is one of the most prominent and celebrated contemporary composers, one about whom the scholarly and popular

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Overview

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Steve Reich was considered a fringe experimentalist. His work consisted largely of repeating, slowly changing patterns unlike either the serialism or the aleatory that predominated at that time. Today, however, Reich is one of the most prominent and celebrated contemporary composers, one about whom the scholarly and popular literature offers an assortment of critical, historical, and analytical perspectives. Author D.J. Hoek's bio-bibliography serves as an essential guide to this literature, comprehensively surveying Reich's life and work.

Included are details of all of Reich's compositions: dates, instrumentation, premiere performances, and publishers; a discography listing all commercial recordings of the composer's oeuvre; and an annotated bibliography of publications in English, French, German, and Italian. The Reich scholar or aficionado could not find a more thorough encapsulation of his brilliant career.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313312076
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/30/2001
Series:
Bio-Bibliographies in Music Series
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

D.J. HOEK is Head of the Hugh A. Glauser Music Library at Kent State University, where he is also Librarian for the Performing Arts.

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Acknowledgmentsxiii
Biography
Early Influences1
1965-19715
1972-198711
1988 and After18
Notes23
Works and Premieres27
Discography
Works by Reich41
Remixes and Adaptations72
Bibliography
Writings by Reich75
Interviews81
History and Commentary93
Analyses120
Performance Reviews129
Appendix AChronology151
Appendix BAlphabetical List of Works155
Appendix CClassified List of Works157
Index159

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