Quartet for 2 Vibraphones and 2 Pianos by : Steve Reich
“Quartet; when mentioned in the context of concert music; is generally assumed to mean string quartet. In my case; the quartet that has played a central role in many of my pieces (besides the string quartet) is that of two pianos and two percussion [instruments]. The piece is one of the more complex I have composed. It frequently changes key and often breaks off continuity to pause or take up new material. Though the parts are not unduly difficult; it calls for a high level of ensemble virtuosity. The form is one familiar throughout history: fast; slow; fast; played without pause. The slow movement introduces harmonies not usually found in my music. The piece is dedicated to Colin Currie; a percussionist who has broken the mold by maintaining his solo career with orchestras and recitals and also; quite amazingly; by founding the Colin Currie Group which plays whatever ensemble music he believes in. I salute him and hope others will take note.” -Steve Reich
Quartet was co-commissioned by Southbank Centre; Carnegie Hall; The Juilliard School; Cité de la musique; and Kölner Philharmonie / KölnMusik; and is approximately 17 minutes in duration.
|Publisher||Boosey & Hawkes|
| Media ||Softcover|
| Format ||Study Score|
| Length x Width x Height||10.5 x 6.75 x 0.24 inches |
| Shipping Weight||0.64 pounds |
|East Coast Music Product Code ||ZHL48024101|
| ISBN ||1495095983|
| EAN ||9781495095986|
|Voicing Description||Study Score|
| 1st Publication Date||06/2017|
Title: Quartet For Two Vibraphones And Two Pianos
Writer: Steve Reich
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