It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora Plus subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora Plus trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora Plus trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora Plus.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
 Upgrade  sign up   |   help   |  
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

Free personalized radio that
plays the music you love

Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

Ensemble Modern

A highly influential avant-garde composer and one of the key founders of the minimalist school of music, Reich has embraced a wide variety of musical styles and interests, forging from them a unique synthesis.

Reich took piano lessons as a youngster, but his first big musical revelations came at 14, when he encountered the music of Bach and Stravinsky. He also had his first exposure to bebop, and immediately started learning drums and playing in a jazz band with friends. He played on weekends while studying at Cornell, which he entered at age 16 and where he received a degree in philosophy, specializing in the work of Wittgenstein. In 1957, he entered Juilliard, studying with William Bergsma and Vincent Persichetti (and meeting fellow student Philip Glass). Here Reich first heard 12-tone music; he got a further dose of it during graduate studies at Mills College in Oakland, working with Luciano Berio and Darius Milhaud, and eventually earning his Master's degree.

At about that time Reich met Terry Riley, who was in the process of writing In C (1964). Reich played in its premiere, and In C's tonal approach and use of repeating patterns had a big influence on Reich's own music. In turn, Reich suggested the use of the eighth note pulse, which is now standard in performance of the piece. Reich had been experimenting with tapes, creating loops of speech and layering them, allowing the layers to move in and out of sync with one another. His early works It's Gonna Rain (1965) and Come Out (1966) led to similar experiments with live performers, the first of which was Piano Phase for two pianos (1967). Back in New York, Reich and Glass formed an ensemble to perform their music (1968-1971). Several of those players later formed Steve Reich and Musicians, which has toured the world many times over.

In 1970, Reich studied for several weeks at the University of Ghana. His encounter with Ghanaian music and dance inspired his ambitious work Drumming (1970). Encounters with Indonesian gamelan music in 1973-1974 at Seattle and Berkeley were equally significant, and broadened Reich's rhythmic and timbral palette. His most significant composition of the time was Music for 18 Musicians (1974-1976), a large and colorful work which brought Reich worldwide recognition.

In the mid-'70s, Reich started taking Torah classes with his future wife, video artist Beryl Korot. He also studied traditional Jewish cantillation and incorporated it into his psalm settings, Tehillim (1981). Several chamber and orchestral works followed in the 1980s. For Different Trains (1988, a Grammy winner), Reich used a digital sampler to record speaking voices and derived the rhythmic and melodic ideas of the piece from those voices. Reich knew that Different Trains was going to lead to some kind of new documentary form incorporating both video and music. Collaborating with his wife for the first time, the two completed their theater work The Cave in 1993. They continued to explore the combination of music and video with Three Tales (1998-2002).

By the end of the 21st century's first decade, the lasting significance of Reich's music was being recognized worldwide. After 1998's new recording of Music for 18 Musicians won a Grammy, Reich received honorary doctorates and awards from Juilliard, Budapest's Franz Liszt Academy and other schools; the 2007 Polar Music Prize; the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Music (for Double Sextet); and, in 2012, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Music. ~ Chris Morrison, Rovi
full bio

Selected Discography

x

Track List: György Kurtág: Complete Choral Works

Title: Omaggio A Luigi Nono, For Mixed Choir A Cappella, Op. 16

1. Omaggio A Luigi Nono, For Mixed Choir A Cappella, Op. 16: Declension Of The Pronoun 'Chey' ('Whose')

2. Omaggio A Luigi Nono, For Mixed Choir A Cappella, Op. 16: Razryv ('The Break' - Anna Achmatova)

3. Omaggio A Luigi Nono, For Mixed Choir A Cappella, Op. 16: Lyubov Na Mesyats ('Love For A Month..' - Rimma Dalos)

4. Omaggio A Luigi Nono, For Mixed Choir A Cappella, Op. 16: No Kak Uznat Mnye ('But How Do I Know...' - Rimma Dalos)

5. Omaggio A Luigi Nono, For Mixed Choir A Cappella, Op. 16: Oh, Nazidaniye - Lyubov ('O Love, The Edifer' - Rimma Dalos)

6. Omaggio A Luigi Nono, For Mixed Choir A Cappella, Op. 16: I Otversta Dlya Menya ('And The Door Is Open For Me'- Rimma Dalos)

Title: Eight Choruses To Poems By Dezsö Tandori, For Mixed Choir A Cappella, Op. 23

7. Eight Choruses To Poems By Dezsö Tandori, For Mixed Choir A Cappella, Op. 23: I. Koan III

8. Eight Choruses To Poems By Dezsö Tandori, For Mixed Choir A Cappella, Op. 23: II. Koan I

9. Eight Choruses To Poems By Dezsö Tandori, For Mixed Choir A Cappella, Op. 23: III. Koan II

10. Eight Choruses To Poems By Dezsö Tandori, For Mixed Choir A Cappella, Op. 23: I. Koan Bel Canto

11. Eight Choruses To Poems By Dezsö Tandori, For Mixed Choir A Cappella, Op. 23: II. T.s. Eliot Coin

12. Eight Choruses To Poems By Dezsö Tandori, For Mixed Choir A Cappella, Op. 23: I. I Am Turning Into A Swamp

13. Eight Choruses To Poems By Dezsö Tandori, For Mixed Choir A Cappella, Op. 23: II. Prince H. Standing Before His Step-father

14. Eight Choruses To Poems By Dezsö Tandori, For Mixed Choir A Cappella, Op. 23: III. Self-portrait From 1965

Title: Songs Of Despair And Sorrow, Choruses (6) For Mixed Choir & Ensemble, Op. 18

15. Songs Of Despair And Sorrow, Choruses (6) For Mixed Choir & Ensemble, Op. 18: I. Skushno, I Grustno ...(1840) So Weary, So Wretched... (M Lermontov)

16. Songs Of Despair And Sorrow, Choruses (6) For Mixed Choir & Ensemble, Op. 18: Noch'. Ulitsa (1912) Night, An Empty Street ... (A Blok)

17. Songs Of Despair And Sorrow, Choruses (6) For Mixed Choir & Ensemble, Op. 18: Vyecherom Sinim (1925) Blue Evening (S Yesenin)

18. Songs Of Despair And Sorrow, Choruses (6) For Mixed Choir & Ensemble, Op. 18: Kuda Mne Dyetsa V Etom Yanvarye (1937) Where Can I Go To In This January? (O Mandelstam)

19. Songs Of Despair And Sorrow, Choruses (6) For Mixed Choir & Ensemble, Op. 18: Raspyatiye (1939) Crucifixion (A Akhmatova)

20. Songs Of Despair And Sorrow, Choruses (6) For Mixed Choir & Ensemble, Op. 18: Vremia Prishlo... (1941) It's Time (M Tsvetsayeva)

x

Track List: Conlon Nancarrow: Studies for Player Piano (arranged for Chamber Orchestra) / Piece No. 2 for Small Orchestra / Trio / Sarabande & Scherzo

Title: Study for Player Piano No.5
Title: Study for Player Piano No.2
Title: Study for Player Piano No.1, an arch-form study
Title: Study for Player Piano No.6
Title: Study for Player Piano No.7
Title: Study for Player Piano No.3 "Boogie Woogie Suite", in 5 movements
Title: Study for Player Piano No.9
Title: Study for Player Piano No.14, canon 4/5
Title: Study for Player Piano No.12 "Spanish"
Title: Study for Player Piano No.18, canon 3/4
Title: Study for Player Piano No.19, canon 12/15/20
Title: Tango, for piano
Title: Toccata for violin & piano
Title: Piece No.2 for Small Orchestra
Title: Trio No.1, for clarinet, bassoon & piano
Title: Sarabande and Scherzo, for oboe, bassoon & piano

Comments

Don't have a Pandora account? Sign up

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[124, 107, 84, 93, 120, 113, 93, 67, 109, 92, 86, 101, 102, 114, 123, 124, 91, 77, 82, 81, 69, 111, 67, 64, 99, 98, 107, 77, 76, 122, 90, 110, 76, 123, 118, 98, 125, 91, 118, 78, 80, 87, 123, 98, 110, 82, 87, 125, 75, 100, 76, 78, 94, 107, 99, 123, 92, 94, 74, 119, 77, 88, 68, 87, 73, 96, 88, 69, 70, 116, 74, 70, 107, 105, 84, 124, 68, 115, 102, 115, 80, 105, 64, 105, 120, 93, 104, 115, 92, 107, 79, 102, 113, 78, 118, 102, 125, 119, 99, 125, 68, 114, 124, 84, 64, 80, 82, 84, 70, 102, 100, 82, 80, 66, 114, 127, 107, 104, 102, 72, 65, 110, 114, 104, 105, 92, 122, 104, 89, 65, 99, 73, 114, 114, 64, 94, 97, 108, 65, 68, 110, 97, 122, 87, 104, 67, 87, 88, 104, 103, 98, 87, 103, 89, 68, 74, 93, 83, 110, 120, 111, 86, 66, 110, 113, 124, 64, 78, 127, 93, 66, 96, 117, 67, 119, 121, 70, 117, 74, 80, 120, 89, 68, 77, 68, 99, 101, 121, 80, 81, 87, 111, 121, 92, 66, 113, 118, 69, 100, 89, 85, 120, 80, 84, 79, 118, 127, 123, 96, 90, 93, 120, 92, 75, 66, 67, 93, 107, 99, 125, 126, 97, 111, 68, 73, 79, 98, 71, 99, 107, 109, 101, 121, 64, 107, 111, 95, 121, 73, 77, 103, 99, 87, 78, 110, 95, 110, 81, 76, 108, 69, 125, 113, 101, 92, 79, 75, 127, 73, 123, 114, 104, 113, 99, 84, 64, 96, 66, 70, 70, 79, 71, 91, 103, 81, 110, 93, 74, 113, 100, 99, 98, 71, 96, 77, 90, 99, 111, 104, 109, 84, 89, 85, 73, 109, 82, 124, 92, 116, 109, 101, 100, 77, 117, 86, 127, 66, 96, 114, 113, 108, 76, 80, 119, 70, 112, 86, 99, 127, 84, 69, 85, 110, 126, 95, 86, 116, 116, 115, 76, 99, 125, 126, 86, 126, 121, 115, 113, 103, 91, 109, 127, 79, 73, 114, 106, 85, 93, 108, 125, 65, 117, 97, 86, 76, 126, 97, 64, 116, 110, 73, 80, 72, 64, 74, 114, 92, 70, 114, 123, 94, 103, 104, 89, 70, 86, 99, 126, 73, 68, 69, 104, 69, 100, 70, 81, 113, 97, 90, 64, 91, 85, 99, 65, 91, 101, 98, 80, 93, 110, 64, 108, 88, 110, 88, 73, 103, 115, 113, 87, 100, 84, 84, 70, 116, 75, 98, 92, 86, 123, 80, 119, 80, 102, 105, 107, 86, 81, 106, 115, 64, 125, 109, 90, 66, 113, 77, 69, 119, 102, 84, 111, 68, 122, 122, 106, 104, 77, 113, 112, 90, 96, 64, 75, 79, 114, 82, 120, 107, 66, 79, 121, 70, 127, 74, 109, 67, 117, 83, 122, 107, 67, 83, 110, 106, 100, 88, 93, 73, 79, 82, 104, 88, 107, 124, 121, 80, 111, 92, 104, 105, 100, 123, 69, 73, 127, 123, 66, 112, 125, 86, 98, 126, 98, 92, 93, 127, 81, 113, 84, 87, 94]