Steve Reich: WTC 9/11

  • Record Label: Nonesuch
  • Release Date: Sep 20, 2011
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
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  1. Dec 7, 2011
    90
    The Kronos Quartet, So Percussion, and the six players in Dance Patterns deliver topnotch performances, and Nonesuch's sound is immaculate.
  2. Haunting and harrowing, the uncomprehending first reactions are combined with a score both alarming and consoling. Also here, Mallet Quartet (2009) and Dance Patterns (2002), but it is WTC 9/11 which packs the most powerful punch.
  3. Oct 6, 2011
    70
    A project conceived in noble intentions but hobbled by confused, muddled execution.
  4. Oct 6, 2011
    80
    It's short--15 minutes--but perfectly proportioned.
  5. Oct 6, 2011
    80
    This album shows him to still be in thrall to the possibilities of composition and unafraid of tackling the bigger issues it can so powerfully address.
  6. 80
    The performances are superb.
  7. Oct 6, 2011
    80
    It's the rigor and directness of the voice-music connection--and the apparent lack of artifice--that makes for the work's stark power.

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