Steve Reich - String Quartets
Between 1988 and 2010 Steve Reich composed three string quartets - "Different Trains", "Triple Quartet" and "WTC 9/11". Deutsche Grammophon now presents this trilogy of works for the first time on one album, in definitive new recordings by the Mivos Quartet. Hailed by the Chicago Reader as "one of America's boldest and wildest new music ensembles," the Mivos players developed their interpretations of the three quartets - inspired by the music of language, echoes of Bartók, and the events of a terror-stricken day - in close collaboration with the composer. Reich himself supported the project from start to finish, answering the group's questions about musical subtleties, advising on stylistic issues, and endorsing the finished album. "Steve Reich: The String Quartets," with notes by veteran radio host and music writer John Schaefer, will be released digitally, on CD and on vinyl (2 LPs) on February 3, 2023.