Steve Reich (American composer)

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  • On May 21, 2007, Steve Reich was awarded The Polar Prize from the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. Each year, one such award is given to a classical composer, with a second such award going to a pop or jazz composer. (Sonny Rollins was the winner in the pop or jazz category).
  • On October 18, 2006, Steve Reich was awarded the Praemium Imperiale for music by Prince Hitachi at the Meiji Hall in Tokyo. The Praemium Imperiale awards are given annually by the Japan Art Association in five fields not covered by the Nobel Prizes: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, Music and Theatre/Film.
  • On August 14, 2005, Steve Reich was awarded the MacDowell Colony Arts Award at the Colony in Peterborough, NH, USA.
Annotation last modified on 2007-11-26 07:23 UTC.

Legal name: Stephen Michael Reich



2000New York Counterpoint / Eight Lines / Four OrgansSteve Reich1


2005From the Kitchen Archives No. 2: Steve Reich and Musicians, Live 1977Steve Reich1
Colin Currie and Steve Reich live at fondation louis vuittonSteve Reich & Colin Currie1


1968Live / Electric MusicSteve Reich1
1970Four Organs / Phase PatternsSteve Reich4
1971DrummingSteve Reich2
1973John Cage: Three Dances / Steve Reich: Four OrgansJohn Cage, Steve Reich; Michael Tilson Thomas, Ralph Grierson21
1974Drumming / Six Pianos / Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices and OrganSteve Reich3
1978Music for 18 MusiciansSteve Reich54
1980Octet / Music for a Large Ensemble / Violin PhaseSteve Reich4
1982TehillimSteve Reich3
1983Reich: Music for Pieces of Wood / Rzewski: Coming Together / Attica / Szemző: Water-Wonder / Melis: Etude for Three MirrorsReich, Rzewski, Szemző, Melis; Group 1801
1985The Desert MusicSteve Reich3.53
1985II.Reich, Faragó, Soós; Group 1801
1986Sextet / Six MarimbasSteve Reich3
1987DrummingSteve Reich2
1987Early WorksSteve Reich6
1989Different Trains / Electric CounterpointSteve Reich; Kronos Quartet, Pat Metheny3
1990The Four Sections / Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices and OrganSteve Reich; The London Symphony Orchestra, Steve Reich and Musicians1
1990Reich: Six Pianos / Riley: In CSteve Reich, Terry Riley; Piano Circus2
1990Steve Reich: Six Pianos / Terry Riley: In CSteve Reich, Terry Riley; Piano Circus1
1993Another Look at CounterpointSteve Reich1
1993Atelier Schola Cantorum 5Brian Ferneyhough, Mauricio Kagel, Steve Reich; Schola Cantorum Stuttgart, Clytus Gottwald, Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Stuttgart, Mauricio Kagel, Péter Eötvös1
1993Six Pianos / Variations / Music for Mallet InstrumentsSteve Reich2
1993Volans: Kneeling Dance / Lang: Face So Pale / Reich: Four Organs / Moran: Three DancesKevin Volans, David Lang, Steve Reich, Robert Moran; Piano Circus1
1994Tehillim / Three MovementsSteve Reich2
1995The CaveSteve Reich1
1995Music for Mallet InstrumentsSteve Reich1
1996The Desert Music / Shaker LoopsReich, Adams; BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Singers, Péter Eötvös, Richard Buckley1
1996City Life / ProverbSteve Reich1
1998Music for 18 MusiciansSteve Reich; Steve Reich and Musicians3.252
1998John Adams: Grand Pianola / Steve Reich: Eight Lines / Vermont CounterpointJohn Adams, Steve Reich; Solisti New York, Ransom Wilson43
1999Phase Patterns / Pendulum Music / Piano Phase / Four OrgansSteve Reich; Ensemble Avantgarde1
1999American ClarinetCarter, Reich, Sandroff, Adams; Alain Damiens, Andre Trouttet, Ensemble intercontemporain, David Robertson1
1999Music for 18 MusiciansSteve Reich; Ensemble Modern31
2001Triple QuartetSteve Reich1
2002Angel Artistry: Cage: Three Dances / Reich: Four Organs / Stravinsky: Rite of SpringJohn Cage, Steve Reich, Igor Stravinsky; Michael Tilson Thomas, Ralph Grierson1
2002VariationsSteve Reich1
2002Tehillim / The Desert MusicSteve Reich; Alarm Will Sound, Ossia, Alan Pierson3
2002Ponder NothingSteve Reich, Giacinto Scelsi, Mark Engebretson, Ben Johnston, Wolfram Wagner, Alexander Wagendristel; Susan Fancher1
2002Drumming (Ictus)Steve Reich1
2003City Life / New York Counterpoint / Eight Lines / Violin Phase (Ensemble Modern)Steve Reich1
2003DrummingSteve Reich1
2003Music for 18 Musicians (Amadinda & Musicians)Steve Reich1
2004Different Trains / Triple Quartet / The Four SectionsSteve Reich; Orchestre National de Lyon, David Robertson1
2005DrummingSteve Reich; So Percussion1
2005Different TrainsReich; The Smith Quartet1
2005You Are (variations) / Cello CounterpointSteve Reich2
2005Music 4 HandsPhilip Glass, Steve Reich; Maki Namekawa, Dennis Russell Davies1
2006Reich: Different Trains / Piano Phase / Mellits: String Quartet no. 2Steve Reich, Marc Mellits; The Duke Quartet, Andrew Russo, Marc Mellits1
2006SoundscapesSteve Reich; The Gothenburg Combo1
2007Music for 18 MusiciansSteve Reich; Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble1
2007Sextet / Piano Phase / Eight LinesSteve Reich1
2007Early American Minimalism / Walls of Sound II / Wallpatterns-PatternwallsUlrich Krieger; Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Terry Riley1
2008Daniel VariationsSteve Reich2
2008Percussion MasterpiecesReich, Chávez, Stockhausen, Cage, Varèse; I Percussionisti della Scala, Renato Rivolta1
2010Double Sextet / 2x5Steve Reich, eighth blackbird & Bang on a Can3
2010ReflectionsSteve Reich, George Winston, Nicky Hind; José Luis Bieito1
2011Kuniko Plays ReichSteve Reich; Kuniko2
2011Three Movements / The Desert MusicSteve Reich; Chorus Sine Nomine, Tonkünstler-Orchester, Kristjan Järvi1
2011Different Trains / Piano Counterpoint / Triple QuartetSteve Reich; London Steve Reich Ensemble1
2011WTC 9/11 / Mallet Quartet / Dance PatternsSteve Reich1
2011American MusicReich, Barber, Crumb; Quatuor Diotima1
2012Steve Reich: Electric CounterpointSteve Reich & Mats Bergström1
2013Metamorphosis / Acoustic CounterpointPhilip Glass, Steve Reich; Neil Campbell, Carlo Bowry, Gordon Ross1
2014Radio RewriteSteve Reich3
2014Live. Know. Love.Reich, Lang, Payne, Schnittke, Koppel; Lorelei Ensemble, Beth Willer1
2015Music for 18 MusiciansReich; Ensemble Signal, Brad Lubman2
2016Steve ReichSteve Reich; Third Coast Percussion1
2016Clapping Music / Music for Pieces of Wood / SextetSteve Reich; LSO Percussion Ensemble4
2016The MinimalistsReich, Riley, Andriessen, Gann, Adams, Lang; Geoffrey Douglas Madge, Orkest de Volharding, Jussi Jaatinen1
2016Different Traces: Works for Saxophone Solo and ElectronicsJodlowski, Reich, Berio, Kampe, Lévy, Mâche; Ruth Velten1
2016Double Sextet / Radio RewriteSteve Reich; Ensemble Signal, Brad Lubman1
2016DuetSteve Reich; MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, MDR Leipzig Radio Choir, Kristjan Järvi2
2018Pulse / QuartetSteve Reich2
2018DrummingSteve Reich; Colin Currie Group, Synergy Vocals2
2018Sextet / Double SextetSteve Reich; Ekkozone, Mathias Reumert1
2020Eight Lines / City LifeSteve Reich; Holst-Sinfonietta, Klaus Simon2
2021Bach / ReichBach, Reich; Marion Ralincourt1

Album + Compilation

1984Variations for Winds, Strings and Keyboards / Shaker LoopsJohn Adams, Steve Reich; San Francisco Symphony, Edo de Waart3
1990MinimalistAdams, Glass, Reich, Heath; London Chamber Orchestra, Christopher Warren‐Green4
1991Die Musik für ein neues ZeitalterJohn Zorn, Philip Glass, John Adams, Steve Reich; Kronos Quartet1
1997Works: 1965-1995Steve Reich2
1998Maximum MinimalistsJohn Adams, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Terry Riley2
1998Adams: Shaker Loops / The Chairman Dances / Glass: Façades / Reich: Eight LinesJohn Adams, Philip Glass, Steve Reich; Christopher Warren‐Green, Simon Rattle1
2006Phases: A Nonesuch RetrospectiveSteve Reich1
2016The ECM RecordingsSteve Reich1

Album + Soundtrack

2003Three TalesSteve Reich1

Album + Live

2017Drumming LiveSteve Reich + Sō Percussion1
2020Quartet QuintetSteve Reich, Gwilym Simcock; LSO Percussion Ensemble1

Album + Remix

1999Reich: Remixed 2006Steve Reich46

Single + Remix

20112x5: Movement 3 FastVakula / Steve Reich1


2010Cello CounterpointSteve Reich & Peter Gregson1
20112x5 RemixedSteve Reich1

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