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Steve Reich

From his early taped-speech pieces It’s Gonna Rain (1965) and Come Out (1966) to his and video artist Beryl Korot’s digital video opera Three Tales (2002), Steve Reich’s path has embraced not only aspects of Western Classical music, but the structures, harmonies, and rhythms of non-Western and American vernacular music, particularly jazz.

Born in New York and raised there and in California, Mr. Reich graduated with honors in philosophy from Cornell University in 1957. For the next two years, he studied composition with Hall Overton, and from 1958 to 1961 he studied at The Juilliard School of Music with William Bergsma and Vincent Persichetti. Mr. Reich received his MA in Music from Mills College in 1963, where he worked with Luciano Berio and Darius Milhaud.

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Albums

Daniel Variations
Daniel Variations
Nonesuch Records
2008
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Steve Reich: Phases: A Nonesuch Retrospective
Steve Reich: Phases:...
Nonesuch Records
2006
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Steve Reich: Daniel Variations
Steve Reich: Daniel...

2006
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You Are (Variations)
You Are (Variations)
Nonesuch Records
2005
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Electric Counterpoint
hat ART
1994
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Music For Mallet...
hat ART
1990
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