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Steve Reich - Kronos Quartet

Kronos Quartet

In this world premiere, two of the most original musical minds of the past hundred years – Steve Reich and David Harrington – come together for a once-in-a-lifetime performance. The Pulitzer Prize-winning Reich has to date only written two string quartets, both for the Kronos Quartet, founded by David Harrington. After “Different Trains” (1988) and “Triple Quartet” (1998) Steve Reich presents “WTC 9/11”, written specifically for Harrington’s breathtaking ensemble. The era’s most adventurous group performs all three quartets by “our greatest living composer” (New York Times). The programme includes additionally to the concert a documentary of 30 minutes.

Repertoire

Steve Reich: Triple Quartet - In three movements; Selections from The Cave (Machpelah Commentary 2 ∙ Ephraim Isaac Chanting ∙ Interior Drone); WTC 9/11 (world premiere); Different Trains (America - Before the war ∙ Europe - During the war ∙ After the war)

Awards
US International Film & Video Festival Award 2012; Category: "Entertainment: TV: Entertainment Program & Specials: Performing Arts"

Facts

Prog. No.
5889
Music genre
Chamber Music
Length
110 mins
Producers
NHK
Production year
2011
Format
HD