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Recording Of Steve Reich's 'Reich/Richter' To Be Released
Christian Eede , April 6th, 2022 15:58

Performed by Ensemble intercontemporain and conducted by George Jackson, the recording will be released through the Nonesuch label

A recording of Steve Reich's 2019 piece Reich/Richter is set to be released for the first time this June.

Arriving via Nonesuch Records, the recording featured on the release was performed by the Paris-based Ensemble intercontemporain and conducted by London-based George Jackson. Reich/Richter was originally produced by Reich to be performed with German visual artist Gerhard Richter and Corinna Belz's film Moving Picture (946-3).

Reich's composition debuted at The Shed in New York in 2019, and went on to be more performed there more than 100 times. After that, it was performed at London's Barbican by the Britten Sinfonia, and then in Paris at the Philharmonie, where the recording featured on Nonesuch's release was made.

Nonesuch's release of Reich/Richter is the latest instalment of a longstanding partnership between the label and composer. Every new piece of music by Steve Reich since 1985 has been released through Nonesuch, beginning with The Desert Music and running previously through to 2018's Pulse/Quartet. The label will put out a collection of his complete works in 2023.

Nonesuch will release Reich/Richter on June 10, 2022.