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In C

In C
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Description: There is no doubt about composer Terry Riley's position in the history of 20th-century music. When his watershed composition In C was recorded in 1964, very little of its ilk was available. In C is a pulsating exploration of musical tones, all of them surrounding a riveting repetition of a C note on the piano. To simplify the event, its debut was the formal birth of minimalism. While Riley's original CBS recording has strong charm, and bragging rights as first-on-the-block, one measure of a piece's greatness is its translatability. To this end, Celestial Harmonies presents the Shanghai Film Orchestra on traditional Chine ... (more)
Manufacturer: Sony
Release date: 24 October 1990
EAN: 0074640717826 UPC: 074640717826
Tags: Minimalism (2), Composition (1), 1960s (1), 1968 (1), Classical (1), Usa (1)
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500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die! (500 music items)

"An ensemble of musicians weaves through 53 cyclic repetitions, creating a spontaneous pulse lasting 42 minutes. This pioneering piece of minimalism resurfaced in the synthesizer loop driving the Who’s “Baba O’Riley” and hovers above today’s techno. Standout track: It’s all one track"

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