A Minimal Tour

SatyagrahaThe revival of Satyagraha at the Met has also revived interest in Minimalism, the austere musical movement originated in the late fifties and early sixties by composers such as Terry Riley, Steve Reich, and Philip Glass. Here are some samples of seminal minimalist works:

Terry Riley:

1963: Music for the Gift
1964: In C
1967: A Rainbow in Curved Air

Steve Reich:

1966: Come Out
1967: Piano Phase
1971: Drumming
1976: Music for 18 Musicians

Philip Glass:

1967: 1+1
1969: Music in Similar Motion
1976: Einstein on the Beach

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