A rush of pure energy, Steve Reich’s Mallet Quartet showcases his masterful use of minimal instrumentation to create a rich and dramatic sound
BBC Music Magazine described this as vintage Reich:
A smooth minimalist sheen on the surface [belying] structures that are beguilingly complex.
Bach’s music is centuries away from minimalism, but in common with Reich’s Quartet, has a driving momentum that propels his glittering harmonies forward – qualities that make his work immensely satisfying to hear. In Bach’s oboe concerto, here arranged for percussion, oboe and strings, that sense of motion provides energy for a bright, joyful work.
The Debussy Rhapsodie is a famous orchestral piece, arranged here for oboe and strings by our Principal Cor Anglais, Alexandre Oguey. It is a beautiful, intimate rendition of Debussy’s colourful music.
DEBUSSY arr. OGUEY Rhapsodie
JS BACH arr. OGUEY & CONSTABLE Concerto in D, BWV 1053R
STEVE REICH Mallet Quartet
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