Golden landmarks of 20th century ‘minimalist’ music. ‘Music for 18 Musicians’ is a richly exuberant, captivating ensemble piece. Demonstrates minimalism is much more than an ephemeral musical fashion. ‘The Desert Music’ is one of Steve’s grandest conceptions using a chorus, a huge orchestra for settings of poems by William Carlos Williams. Reich’s genius – repetitive figures with slow, masterful harmonic rhythms.