WKCR Presents Steve Reich and Musicians / Only New York Performance! / Music for 18 Musicians / Wednesday, Oct. 18, 1978

New York: WKCR, 1978. Original poster for the debut performance of "Music for 18 Musicians" by Steve Reich and Musicians, at Carnegie Hall on Wednesday, October 18, 1978.

In 1978 WKCR in New York was at the vanguard of modern classical music in the United States. This concert, produced by WKCR with sponsorship from ECM Records, the label that released the recorded version the same year, was the second of a series of important debut performances by Reich and his various ensembles at Carnegie Hall, the first of which was in 1974 ("Four Organs"), followed by another in 1980 ("Music for a Large Ensemble").

Composed in 1974, "Music for 18 Musicians" experimented with what the composer described as "...the human breath as the measure of musical duration...the chords played by the trumpets are written to take one comfortable breath to perform." It marked the beginning of a new phase for Reich, who would thereafter work often in the context of a large ensemble.

11 x 17 inches. Near Fine with a small corner crease and the faintest toning at a couple of the edges.

[Book #127198]

Price: $350.00