Original LP of Steve Reich's Music For 18 Musicians; Signed by Him and Beryl Knot
Music For 18 Musicians.
Item Number: 2331
Warner Brothers, 1978.
Original LP of the minimalist composer’s canonical piece. Signed by Steve Reich and Beryl Knot, who did the cover drawing. In very good condition with a small crease to the bottom. Music for 18 Musicians was written for a cello, violin, two clarinets (both players double on bass clarinet), four pianos, three marimbas, two xylophones, a metallophone, and four women’s voices.
Music for 18 Musicians is a work of musical minimalism composed by Steve Reich during 1974-1976. Its world premiere was on April 24, 1976 at The Town Hall in New York City. Following this, a recording of the piece was released by ECM New Series. In 2003, David Bowie included it in a list of 25 of his favourite albums, "Confessions of a Vinyl Junkie", calling it "Balinese gamelan music cross-dressing as minimalism."