STEVE REICH: VARIATIONS

MS 5428
MS Short Title STEVE REICH: VARIATIONS
Text STEVE REICH: VARIATIONS FOR WINDS, STRINGS AND KEYBOARD, FINAL AUTOGRAPH OF BARS 494-501
Description MS in English on paper, New York, 1980, 1 p., 13x35 cm, single column, (11x35 cm), music on 5 staves, instrumentation in capitals, autograph, signed.
Provenance 1. Steve Reich, New York (1980-1994); 2. War Child Exhibition and auction, Royal School of Art, London 27.9.1994; 3. Sotheby's 10.6.2009:100.
Commentary Steve Reich (1936-) was one of the first masters of the modern style of repetitive music, where cells evolve slowly into more intricate musical patterns. This is often termed "minimalist music", although the term seems inappropriate for the sophistication and variety found in Reich's works in the 1970'ies and 1980'ies. The Variations, Reich's first work for orchestra, was first performed at the Carnegie Hall on 19 February 1980.
Place of origin New York
Dates 1980

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