Variations with Pulsing Strings

The Daniel Variations by Steve Reich brings together the biblical Book of Daniel and is a kind of memorial to the slain journalist Daniel Pearl. Nonesuch has recently released this work along with Reich's Variations for Vibes, Pianos and Strings. We'll hear the some of these Variations, and a larger work by John Adams on this edition of New Sounds.

PROGRAM #2789, Reich and Adams (First aired on Monday, 4-14-08)






Steve Reich

Daniel Variations

Variations for Vibes, Pianos, and Strings [22:00]

Nonesuch #406780**

John Adams


Shaker Loops [24:30]

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Steve Reich

Daniel Variations

Daniel Variations [4:00]

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