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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Four-disc box set, plus 20-page booklet with notes by Sarah Cahill.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Eighty Trips Around the Sun: Music by and for Terry Riley via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Those who consider Riley to be a minimalist will be surprised by his 1958/9 Two Pieces. While not strictly twelve tone, the scores show Schoenberg’s influence on the 23-year-old Riley: dissonant melodic lines, dynamic extremes within the space of a few measures, pointillistic textures, angular counterpoint. The scores are rigorously notated—phrasing, pedaling, accents, dynamics are all specified—in a style Riley never returned to, making the Two Pieces anomalies in his output. It would be 35 years before he would return to through-notated piano music, with The Heaven Ladder, Book 7.

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