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Roundup Postscript

Alex Ross has this to say, in light of the spontaneous singing in Union Square the other night (see his original post if you want more links to follow):A quick search of YouTube reveals that young crowds across the country broke into the national anthem in the early...

Reich reigns

Here’s how Alex Ross, in his fantastic book The Rest Is Noise, describes Steve Reich’s 1976 minimalist masterpiece, Music for 18 Musicians:The premiere took place at New York’s Town Hall on April 24, 1976. Here the fascination of rhythm is joined to...