Reich, Steve (Composer); Bang On A Can & Other Guest Performers. STEVE REICH: NEW YORK COUNTERPOINT, EIGHT LINES (OCTET) , FOUR ORGANS. New York City, NY: Nonesuch Records, 2000. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 1 pages. Fine.

New Recording of the composer's early masterworks. One of Steve Reich's finest achievements. The first and only edition. Produced in a small and limited print run as a Compact Disc. There is no ISBN. The CD is now scarce. Presents Steve Reich's' "New York Counterpoint, Eight Lines (Octet), Four Organs". Definitive performances by Bang On A Can and other guest performers. An entirely new recording of Minimalist "mini-epics": "Steve Reich's take on Minimalism has been to illuminate the nature of musical phrases played in staccato fashion on various instruments and then 'phase-shift' their lines variously into new, contrapuntal relationships. An excellent primer for Reich's early Minimalism. What genuinely triumphs on this disc is 'Octet' (of 1979/80). It's an athletic work that brings various instruments into and out of play in carefully cadenced rhythmic patterns that are typical of Reich's very best writing" (Paul Cook). An absolute "must-have" title for Steve Reich collectors. This copy of the Compact Disc (CD) of "New York Counterpoint", "Eight Lines (Octet) ", and "Four Organs" is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in metallic-silver pen-marker in front by Steve Reich. It is signed directly on the cover itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the CD available online, is enclosed in its own protective plastic sleeve, and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Because of its very limited number, its collectible value will not only keep but increase over time. A rare signed copy thus. One of the greatest composers of our time. A fine copy. . $100.00

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