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Steve Reich

The pioneering minimalist composer Steve Reich was born in New York on this date in 1936. His best-known works include the 90-minute Drumming (1971) and Music for Eighteen Musicians (1974), which involves four pianos, a cello, a violin, two clarinets, three marimbas, two xylophones, a metallophone (chime), and four women’s voices, all of which hypnotically […]

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Channel Esther: BOBST, a Serial Novel, Part XVI

by Esther Cohen To read earlier installments, search “Bobst” in search engine at right.   ON A COLD October night, more winter than fall, windy and dark by 6 o’clock, the women met in Clara’s Aunt Thea’s apartment, bigger than some, on the corner of Rivington and Essex. The year was 1909. The boroughs had become one consolidated city only […]

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