Reich: New York Counterpoint, Eight Lines, Four Organs
Evan Ziporyn, Bradley Lubman & Bang On a Can
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||New York Counterpoint: I. Fast||Steve Reich||5:03||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||New York Counterpoint: II. Slow||Steve Reich||2:43||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||New York Counterpoint: III. Fast||Steve Reich||3:40||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Eight Lines (Octet)||Steve Reich||17:36||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Four Organs||Steve Reich||15:52||Album Only||View in iTunes|
excellant, and whats up itunes?
this album's fabuloso, but why the clean lyrics icon? its an instrumental album, there ARE no lyrics!
Mr. Reich said it himself: the only recording of "Eight Lines" of which he disapproves is this one by Bang on a Can. The instruments are out-of-sync, the song is played at about one-fourth the speed it should be, and it gives me a head-ache, like listening to a really bad elementary school band concert! It's a wonderful, beautiful song, but this recording does it no justice. This version of "New York Counterpoint" is almost as bad; just like "Eight Lines", it's a fantastic composition done no good. I only bought this album for the rather good version of "Four Organs", as it is the newest recording of the piece and has the best sound quality of any other recording. There are many other better recordings of these songs, so only buy this for "Four Organs" if you need to empty your wallet.