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Originally created in 1964 by Jac Holzman for the publishing of European classical music recordings, Nonesuch Records quickly expanded its range of styles: today on the label we can find jazz, rock, world music, film soundtracks... From veterans such as Robert Plant, Brad Mehldau or even Emmylou Harris on the Black Keys' side project (The Arcs) to Wilco, Rok...

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Title Artist Album Duration
1
Miss Chatelaine (Iron Hoof Remix)
K.D. lang Miss Chatelaine 00:04:00

k.d. lang, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Ben Mink, Writer - Christopher Stracey, Producer, Guitar, Drum Programmer, Synthesizer - Orville Peck, Producer, Guitar, Additional Vocals, MainArtist

© 2021 Nonesuch Records Inc. ℗ 2021 Nonesuch Records Inc.

2
To the Sky
Caroline Shaw Let the Soil Play Its Simple Part 00:03:59

So Percussion, Composer, Producer, Cymbals, Synthesizer, Marimba, Shaker, MainArtist, Microkorg Synthesizer - Caroline Shaw, Composer, Producer, Vocals, Bass Tuba, MainArtist - Ryan Schwabe, Masterer - Anne Steele, Lyricist - Jonathan Low, Producer, Mixer, Engineer, String Synthesizer - Matt Hall, AssistantEngineer - Matt Poirier, Mixer, Additional Editor - Eric Cha-Beach, Producer - Dave Snyder, AssistantEngineer

© 2021 Caroline Shaw and Sō Percussion, under exclusive license to Nonesuch Records Inc. ℗ 2021 Caroline Shaw and Sō Percussion, under exclusive license to Nonesuch Records Inc.

3
Encore: Variations "X" & "Y"
Brad Mehldau Variations on a Melancholy Theme 00:03:52

Brad Mehldau, Piano, Composer - Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Adam Abeshouse, Masterer

© 2021 Nonesuch Records Inc. ℗ 2021 Nonesuch Records Inc.

4
Laysong
Chris Thile Laysongs 00:04:50

Chris Thile, Producer, Mandolin, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Greg Calbi, Masterer - Steve Fallone, Masterer - Jody Elff, Recording & Mixing - Claire Coffee, Producer

© 2021 Nonesuch Records Inc. ℗ 2021 Nonesuch Records Inc.

5
Crawling Kingsnake
The Black Keys Delta Kream 00:06:08

Sam Bacco, Additional Percussion - Bernard Besman, Writer - Ryan Smith, Masterer - John Lee Hooker, Writer - Tchad Blake, Mixer - Kenny Brown, Electric Guitar - Dan Auerbach, Producer, Electric Guitar, Lead Vocals - The Black Keys, MainArtist - Patrick Carney, Producer, Drums, Percussion - Caleb VanBuskirk, AdditionalEngineer - M. Allen Parker, Engineer - Eric Deaton, Bass - Michael Deano, AssistantEngineer - Mickey Smay, AssistantEngineer

© 2021 Nonesuch Records Inc. ℗ 2021 Nonesuch Records Inc.

6
Revisiting the Film (feat. Morgan Ågren)
Tigran Hamasyan Revisiting the Film (feat. Morgan Ågren) 00:04:08

Steve Wood, Engineer - Nate Wood, Masterer - Tigran Hamasyan, Producer, Piano, Writer, Synthesizer, Voices, MainArtist, Sound Effects Noises - Morgan Ågren, Engineer, FeaturedArtist, Featured Drums

© 2021 Nonesuch Records Inc. ℗ 2021 Nonesuch Records Inc.

7
Seven Times (Wu-Lu Remix)
Wu-Lu Seven Times 00:03:16

Matt Hales, Composer, Producer, Bass Guitar, Drum Programmer, Fender Rhodes Keyboards - Beni Giles, Producer, Mixer - Lianne La Havas, Composer, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist - Gareth Lockrane, Flute - Jonny Breakwell, AssistantEngineer - Daniel Moyler, Engineer - Yves Fernandez, Bass Guitar - Kevin Tuffy, Masterer - Dan See, Drums, Percussion - Wu-Lu, Remixer

© 2021 Warner Records UK, a division of Warner Music UK Limited. ℗ 2020 Warner Records UK, a division of Warner Music UK Limited.

8
The Deed
Abraham Marder Sound of Metal 00:02:48

Ted Jensen, Masterer - Nicolas Becker, Composer, Producer, Drums, Engineer, MainArtist, Sound Effects (SFX), Sounds - Abraham Marder, Composer, Producer, Accordion, Engineer, Bass Guitar, Baritone Guitar, Dobro, MainArtist - Carolina Santana, Composer, MainArtist - Jaime Baksht, Mixer - Michelle Couttolenc, Mixer

© 2021 Abraham Marder, under exclusive license to Nonesuch Records. ℗ 2021 Abraham Marder, under exclusive license to Nonesuch Records.

9
I Shall Not Be Moved (with Francesco Turrisi)
Rhiannon Giddens They're Calling Me Home (with Francesco Turrisi) 00:04:58

Rhiannon Giddens, Producer, Arranger, Banjo, Vocals, MainArtist - Francesco Turrisi, Producer, Arranger, FeaturedArtist, Chitarra Battente Guitar, With Accordion, With Drums - Kim Rosen, Masterer - Ben Rawlins, Mixer, Recorded by

© 2021 Nonesuch Records Inc. ℗ 2021 Nonesuch Records Inc.

10
Making Do
Lake Street Dive Obviously 00:03:34

Mike Elizondo, Producer, Writer, Synthesizer - Chris Gehringer, Masterer - Adam Hawkins, Mixer - Pat DiCenso, AdditionalEngineer - Lawson White, Engineer - Akie Bermiss, Keyboards, Vocals, Writer - Lake Street Dive, MainArtist - Bridget Kearney, Background Vocals, Bass, Synthesizer - Michael Calabrese, Writer - Rachael Price, Vocals, Writer - Bridget Ellen Kearney, Writer - Mike S. Olson, Writer - Mike "McDuck" Olson, Guitar, Trumpet - Mike Calabrese, Drums, Percussion - Zach Stokes, AssistantEngineer

© 2021 Nonesuch Records Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside the United States. ℗ 2020 Nonesuch Records Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside the United States

11
The only one (feat. Nora Fischer)
Esa-Pekka Salonen Louis Andriessen: The only one (feat. Nora Fischer) 00:02:28

Louis Andriessen, Composer - Esa-Pekka Salonen, Conductor, MainArtist - Los Angeles Philharmonic, Ensemble, MainArtist - Nora Fischer, Soprano Vocals, FeaturedArtist

© 2021 Los Angeles Philharmonic, under exclusive license to Nonesuch Records Inc. ℗ 2021 Los Angeles Philharmonic, under exclusive license to Nonesuch Records Inc.

12
Red Dirt Girl
Emmylou Harris Red Dirt Girl 00:04:17

Malcolm Burn, Producer, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Drum Programming - Ethan Johns, Harp - EMMYLOU HARRIS, Guitar, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Daryl Johnson, Percussion

© 2000 Nonesuch Records ℗ 2000 Nonesuch Records

13
Hot Knife
Mountain Man Sings Fiona Apple 00:02:23

Fiona Apple, Composer - Mountain Man, MainArtist - Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, Producer - Amelia Meath, Producer - Nick Sanborn, MixingEngineer - Molly Sarlé, Producer

2021 Bella Union 2021 Bella Union

14
Nothing’s Gonna Happen
The Staves Good Woman 00:03:36

Greg Calbi, Masterer - Lars Horntveth, Lap Steel Guitar, Woodwind - The Staves, MainArtist - Camilla Staveley-Taylor, Composer, Vocals, Backing Vocals - Emily Staveley-Taylor, Composer, Vocals, Backing Vocals - Jessica Staveley-Taylor, Composer, Vocals, Backing Vocals - John Congleton, Producer, Mixer, Recorded by - Zach Hanson, Additional Recording - Marcus Hamblett, Horn - Nathanael Graham, Assistant Recording Engineer

An Atlantic Records UK release, © 2021 Warner Music UK Limited An Atlantic Records UK release, ℗ 2021 Warner Music UK Limited

15
Formiga Bossa Nova
Mariza Mariza Canta Amália 00:03:19

Jaques Morelenbaum, Producer - Cristovão Bastos, Piano - Alexandre O'Neil, Lyricist - Alain Oulman, Composer - Alex Wharton, Masterer - Jorge Helder, Contra-Bassoon - Mariza, Vocals, MainArtist - Artur David, Recorded by - Marcelo Saboia, Mixer, Recorded by - Lula Galvão, Violão - Luis Guerreiro, Portuguese Guitar - Daniel Silva, Assistant Additional Recording Engineer - João Pedro Ruela, ExecutiveProducer - Ricardo Dias, Assistant Sound Engineer - Jaques Morenlenbaum, Conductor, Arranger - Rafael Barata, Drums - Daniel Alcolforado, Assistant Sound Engineer - Ruela Music, ExecutiveProducer

© 2020 Taberna da Música ℗ 2020 Taberna da Música, sob licença exclusiva a Warner Music Portugal, Lda

16
Yes We Can Can
Various Artists Our New Orleans 00:04:15

Janice Pendarvis, Background Vocals - Doyle Bramhall II, Guitar - Jay Bellerose, Drums - Joe Henry, Producer - KEVIN KILLEN, Mixer, Recorded by - Allen Toussaint, Piano, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Robert C. Ludwig, Masterer - Karen Bernod, Background Vocals - Peter Doris, Recording - Shalene Thomas, Background Vocals - Paul Bryan, Bass

© 2020 Nonesuch Records Inc. ℗ 2020 Nonesuch Records Inc.

17
Narrow Sea, Pt. 1
Dawn Upshaw Caroline Shaw : Narrow Sea 00:03:28

Dawn Upshaw, Vocals - Gilbert Kalish, Piano - Sō Percussion (Eric Cha-Beach, Josh Quillen, Adam Sliwinski, Jason Treuting), Drums, Vibraphone, Marimba - Caroline Shaw, Composer, Producer - Jon Low, Engineer - Eric Cha-Beach, Producer

© 2021 Caroline Shaw and Sō Percussion, under exclusive license to Nonesuch Records Inc. ℗ 2021 Caroline Shaw and Sō Percussion, under exclusive license to Nonesuch Records Inc.

18
Reason to Believe (feat. Courtney Barnett)
Vagabon Reason to Believe (feat. Courtney Barnett) 00:02:29

Tim Hardin, Lyricist, Writer - Ted Jensen, Masterer - Courtney Barnett, Background Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Vagabon, Guitar, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Oliver Hill, Producer, Mixer, Guitar, Strings

© 2021 Vagabon Music LLC, under exclusive license to Nonesuch Records Inc. ℗ 2021 Vagabon Music LLC, under exclusive license to Nonesuch Records Inc.

19
Howlin' for You
The Black Keys Brothers 00:03:11

Nicole Wray, Backing Vocals - Tchad Blake, MixingEngineer - Dan Auerbach, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - The Black Keys, MainArtist - Patrick Carney, Producer, Drums, Writer - Brian Lucey, MasteringEngineer - Mark Neill, Producer

© 2020 Nonesuch Records Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside the United States. ℗ 2020 Nonesuch Records Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside the United States.

20
Franklin's Tower
Devendra Banhart Franklin's Tower 00:09:00

Robert Hunter, Writer - Jerry Garcia, Writer - Bill Kreutzmann, Writer - Devendra Banhart, Guitar, Vocals, Synth Bass, Synthesizer, MainArtist - Noah Georgeson, Producer, Mixer - Jeremy Harris, Synthesizer - Gregory Rogove, Drums, Percussion - Philip Bova, Masterer - Nicole Lawrence, Guitar

© 2020 Nonesuch Records Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside the United States. ℗ 2020 Nonesuch Records Inc.

21
Summer Overture
Clint Mansell Requiem For A Dream / OST 00:02:36

Kronos Quartet, MainArtist - Dann Michael Thompson, Engineer - Clint Mansell, Composer, Producer, MainArtist

© 2000 Nonesuch Records Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside the United States. ℗ 2000 Nonesuch Records Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside the United States.

22
Galaxy 1000
Rob Mazurek Dimensional Stardust 00:03:29

Rob Mazurek, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - Exploding Star Orchestra, MainArtist - Damon Locks, Lyricist - Ohlo (ASCAP), MusicPublisher

2020 International Anthem 2020 International Anthem LLC

23
Drift Multiply: Section 1
Tristan Perich Tristan Perich: Drift Multiply 00:04:59

Tristan Perich, Composer, Programmer, MainArtist - Douglas Perkins, Conductor

© 2020 New Amsterdam Records, under exclusive license to Nonesuch Records Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States. ℗ 2020 New Amsterdam Records, under exclusive license to Nonesuch Records Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside the United States.

Stephen Sondheim, Composer, Lyricist, Performance, MainArtist

© 2007 Nonesuch Records, Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside the United States ℗ 2007, 2019 Nonesuch Records, Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside the United States

25
You & I
Mountain Man Sings Wilco 00:02:37

Mountain Man, MainArtist - Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, Composer - Amelia Meath, Composer - Molly Sarlé, Composer

2019 Bella Union 2019 Bella Union

26
Thank You, New York (2020) [feat. Gaby Moreno]
Chris Thile Thank You, New York (2020) [feat. Gaby Moreno] 00:04:54

Chris Thile, Producer, Lead Vocals, Writer, Strings, MainArtist - Patrick Dillett, Mixer, Recorded by - Greg Calbi, Masterer - Robert Hurwitz, ExecutiveProducer - Gaby Moreno, FeaturedArtist - Alan Hampton, Electric Bass - Ted Poor, Drums - Thomas Bartlett, Producer, Keyboards, Writer, Recorded by - James Yost, Additional Recording

© 2020 Nonesuch Records Inc. ℗ 2020 Nonesuch Records Inc.

27
Light Rain Blues
Sam Amidon Sam Amidon 00:03:57

Taj Mahal, Writer - Leo Abrahams, Mixer, Additional Production, AdditionalEngineer - John Baldwin, Masterer - Cameron Craig, Engineer - Shahzad Ismaily, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals - Chris Vatalaro, Synthesizer - Sam Amidon, Producer, Banjo, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Bert Cools, Electric Guitar

© 2020 Nonesuch Records Inc. ℗ 2020 Nonesuch Records Inc.

28
Over That Road I'm Bound To Go
Joachim Cooder Over That Road I'm Bound 00:03:44

Ry Cooder, Guitar, Bass - JOACHIM COODER, Lyricist, Producer, Percussion, Vocals, MainArtist, Mbira Xylophone - Dan Gellert, Banjo, Fiddle - Juliette Commagere, Backing Vocals - Rayna Gellert, Fiddle - Martin Pradler, Mixer, Engineer, Masterer - Uncle Dave Macon, Writer

© 2020 Joachim Cooder, under exclusive license to Nonesuch Records Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside the United States. ℗ 2020 Joachim Cooder, under exclusive license to Nonesuch Records Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside the United States.

29
Times Like This
Sam Gendel DRM 00:03:14

Blake Mills, Mixer - Mike Bozzi, Masterer - Philippe Melanson, Editor - Sam Gendel, Composer, Producer, Editor, Engineer, Guitar, Lead Vocals, Bass, Drum Programming, MainArtist

© 2020 Nonesuch Records Inc. ℗ 2020 Nonesuch Records Inc.

30
Mass for the Endangered: Gloria
Gallicantus Sarah Kirkland Snider: Mass for the Endangered 00:06:11

Gabriel Crouch, Conductor, MainArtist - John Reid, Piano - Mark Chambers, Contralto Vocals - Sarah Kirkland Snider, Composer - Robert Davies, Bass Vocals - Jonathan Stone, Violin - David Stark, Contra-Bassoon - Gallicantus, Ensemble, MainArtist - Christopher Gabbitas, Bass Vocals - Sarah McMahon, Violone - Emma Walshe, Soprano Vocals - Tom Bullard, Bass Vocals - Martha Mclorinan, Contralto Vocals - Sally Pryce, Harp - Jake Brown, Percussion - Katie Trethewey, Soprano Vocals - Amy Haworth, Soprano Vocals - Tom Robson, Tenor Vocals - Nicholas Todd, Tenor Vocals - Simon Gallear, Bass Vocals - Martin Gwilym-Jones, Violin - Joanna Forbes L’Estrange, Soprano Vocals - Massimo Di Trolio, Clarinet - Sara Roberts, Viola - Amy McKean, Oboe - Katie Bedford, Flute - Nicolas Madden, Tenor Vocals - Paul Boyce, Bassoon - Tom Lilburn, Contralto Vocals

© 2020 New Amsterdam Records, under exclusive license to Nonesuch Records Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States. ℗ 2020 New Amsterdam Records, under exclusive license to Nonesuch Records Inc.

31
Milonga Del Angel
Astor Piazzolla Tango: Zero Hour 00:06:31

Astor Piazzolla, Composer, MainArtist - Kip Hanrahan, Producer

© 2005 Warner Records Inc. Manufactued & Marketed by Warner Strategic Marketing ℗ 1998 Nonesuch Records

32
We're Just Friends
Wilco Summerteeth 00:02:45

Jeff Tweedy, Vocals, Writer - Bob Ludwig, MasteringEngineer - Mitch Easter, Engineer - JIM SCOTT, MixingEngineer - Wilco, Producer, Writer, MainArtist - JAY BENNETT, Drums, Piano, Writer, Background Vocals - JOHN STIRRATT, Writer, Background Vocals - Mike Scotella, AssistantEngineer - RUSS LONG, Engineer - DAVE TRUMFIO, Engineer - MIKE HAGLER, Engineer - LARRY GREENHILL, Engineer

© 2014 Nonesuch Records ℗ 2014 Nonesuch Records

33
Music for 18 Musicians: Pulses
Steve Reich Music for 18 Musicians 00:05:26

Leslie Scott, Clarinet - Jay Clayton, Piano, Vocals - John Kilgore, Engineer - Steve Reich, Composer, Piano, Performance, Marimba - Judith Sherman, Producer - Tim Ferchen, Xylophone, Marimba - Jeanne LeBlanc, Cello - Bob Becker, Marimba - Cheryl Bensman Rowe, Soprano Vocals - Edmund Niemann, Piano - Garry Kvistad, Piano, Xylophone, Marimba - James Preiss, Piano, Vibraphone - Nurit Tilles, Piano - Thad Wheeler, Marimba - Evan Ziporyn, Clarinet - Russell Hartenberger, Marimba - Steve Reich and Musicians, MainArtist - Elizabeth Lim, Violin - Rebecca Armstrong, Soprano Vocals - Marion Beckenstein, Soprano Vocals

© 2005 Nonesuch Records Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1997 Nonesuch Records

34
Sun Rings: Earth/Jupiter Kiss
Kronos Quartet Terry Riley: Sun Rings 00:06:38

Kronos Quartet, Ensemble, MainArtist - LESLIE ANN JONES, Engineer - Judith Sherman, Producer - Terry Riley, Composer

© 2019 Nonesuch Records Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside the United States. ℗ 2019 Nonesuch Records Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside the United States.

35
Woodstock
Joni Mitchell Travelogue 00:05:55

Milt Holland, Percussion - Henry Lewy, Engineer - Joni Mitchell, Producer, Arranger, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Paul Horn, Clarinet, Flute - Teresa Adams, Cello - The Sasaktunes, Chorus - Jim Horn, Baritone Saxophone - Don Bagley, Cello Arranger

© 2002 Nonesuch Records ℗ 2002 Nonesuch Records

36
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat Major, K. 595: Allegro
Richard Goode Mozart Piano Concertos: No. 27 in b-flat Major, K. 595; No. 19 in F Major, K. 459 00:13:35

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Richard Goode, MainArtist

© 2005 Nonesuch Records. Manufactured and Marketed by Warner Strategic Marketing ℗ 2000 Nonesuch Records

37
You Can Leave Your Hat On
Randy Newman The Randy Newman Songbook 00:02:34

Randy Newman, Arranger, Piano, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist

© 2015 Nonesuch Records Inc. ℗ 2003 Nonesuch Records

38
The Jezebel Spirit (2006 Digital Remaster)
Brian Eno & David Byrne My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts 00:04:56

Mingo Lewis, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Brian Eno, Composer, Producer, Musician, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - David Byrne, Composer, Producer, Musician, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Prairie Prince, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 2006 Virgin Records Ltd This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2006 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 2006 Virgin Records Ltd

39
Maple Leaf Rag (LP Version)
Joshua Rifkin Scott Joplin Piano Rags 00:03:20

Scott Joplin, Composer - Joshua Rifkin, Piano, MainArtist - Joanna Nickrenz, Engineer - Marc J. Aubort, Engineer - George Sponhaltz, Arranger

© 2005 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1987 Nonesuch Records

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Symphony No. 3, Op. 36: II. Lento e Largo - Tranquillissimo
Henryk Gorecki A Nonesuch Retrospective 00:09:27

Dawn Upshaw, Soprano Vocals, MainArtist - London Sinfonietta, Orchestra, MainArtist - David Zinman, Conductor, MainArtist - Henryk Gorecki, Composer

© 2015 Nonesuch Records Inc ℗ 1992 Nonesuch Records

About Playlist

Originally created in 1964 by Jac Holzman for the publishing of European classical music recordings, Nonesuch Records quickly expanded its range of styles: today on the label we can find jazz, rock, world music, film soundtracks... From veterans such as Robert Plant, Brad Mehldau or even Emmylou Harris on the Black Keys' side project (The Arcs) to Wilco, Rokia Traoré, Tigran Hamasyan or Lianne La Havas, discover our selection!

Steve Reich in 10 Works

by Pierre Lamy

Steve Reich belongs to that very small circle of composers who can claim to have changed the face of contemporary music over the last fifty years. Qobuz presents a selection of ten of the most important works from his catalogue.

Three Tales (2002)

Often overlooked because of the logistical difficulties involved in performing it in concert, Three Tales is a hybrid work combining opera, video and documentary. Conceived in collaboration with the video artist Beryl Korot (incidentally the composer's wife), this politically-engaged piece offers an ambivalent meditation on the technological discoveries of the 20th century. Is science a vehicle for progress or alienation? That's the question asked here. In this modern fable, Reich and Korot take a unique look at three major events of the last century: the burning of the airship Hindenburg in 1937, the nuclear tests on Bikini Atoll in 1947, and the cloning of the sheep Dolly in 1996. Although the work was originally conceived as a combination of live music and film—Beryl Korot's chilling video collages can be found on YouTube—the musical part is very evocative all by itself. Steve Reich & Musicians, conducted by Bradley Lubman, had the presence of mind to set down a striking recording for Nonesuch Records.

2x5 (2009)

By dint of having influenced the rock scene (Brian EnoJonny GreenwoodPat Metheny to name a few), Steve Reich wound up taking a keen interested in those who claimed to be his spiritual children... and he tried delving into rock music himself! He had already made a sally into that world in 1987 with Electric Counterpoint for electric guitar and tape recorder. In 2x5, he pushed the envelope yet further, this time writing a piece for two rock quintets. Drums, bass guitar, overdriven electric guitar... We are stunned (and delighted!) by this surprising turn taken by the composer, who sets out on a road we never expected him to take. 2x5 throws a beautiful bridge between two worlds that are too often cut off from, or even opposed to one another. Fortunately, a younger generation now seems to want to dispel this misunderstanding: as evidence, see the flawless and very welcome recording by the group Bang on a Can (All Stars), published by Nonesuch.

WTC 9/11 (2010)

Commissioned by the Kronos Quartet, WTC 9/11 is one of Reich's darkest works. Reich tackles the tragedy of September 11, 2001—the title was unambiguous—in a three-movement piece of terrifying power. A string quartet provides a speech melody accompaniment to excerpts from the Norad (North American Aerospace Defense Command) and FDNY (New York Fire Department) archives: recordings made on the day of the attacks. We can also hear interviews with relatives, as well as a Jewish cantor saying a prayer for the dead. Reich delivers a very dignified piece which is something like a documentary, but manages to avoid falling into voyeurism. In 2017, Matthias Pintscher, at the head of the Ensemble Intercontemporain, gave a deeply moving performance of the work, with the quartet putting its heart and soul into honouring the memory of the thousands who died.

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