STEVE REICH : MUSIC FOR 18 MUSICIANS [ Nonesuch ]
Catalogue : Nonesuch / 79448-1
Format : 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, Reissue
Condition : New
Country : UK, Europe & US
Released : 2015
Genre : New Classical, Ambient, New Age
Music for 18 Musicians is a work of musical minimalism composed by Steve Reich during 1974–1976. In a review of the 1978 release, AllMusic wrote that "when this recording was released in 1978, the impact on the new music scene was immediate and overwhelming. Anyone who saw potential in minimalism and had hoped for a major breakthrough piece found it here. The beauty of its pulsing added-note harmonies and the sustained power and precision of the performance were the music's salient features; and instead of the sterile, electronic sound usually associated with minimalism, the music's warm resonance was a welcome change."