In C - Terry Riley

In C
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce a new remastered edition of the wonderful ambient and experimental work by composer Terry Riley, "In C”. One of the great modern musical works, Riley composed this influential piece in 1964, performing it for the first time in San Francisco later that year with an ensemble that included fellow innovator Steve Reich within its ranks.
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Code: ECLEC2305
Weight: 200
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