Steve Reich
Steve Reich performs "Music for 18 Musicians" on piano at Carnegie Hall as a celebration of his 70th birthday. (Hiroyuki Ito for The New York Times) Hiroyuki Ito for The New York Times
Critic's notebook

Fanfare for this uncommon man is muted locally

By Jeremy Eichler
Globe Staff / November 26, 2006

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One day, around 35 years ago, the conductor Michael Tilson Thomas called up a little-known composer named Steve Reich and asked if he’d like to have his music played on a Boston Symphony Orchestra program. Reich was hesitant — even incredulous. His was an experimental art, at home in the lofts and gallery spaces of downtown New York. How would ... (Full article: 1312 words)

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