Steve Reich Different Trains
Elvis Costello/Brodsky Quartet The Juliet Letters
Jon Boden, ex-frontman of folk-giants Bellowhead, joins with the Sacconi Quartet for a reprise of Elvis Costello’s 1993 collaboration with the Brodsky Quartet. Described in Rolling Stone magazine at the time as ‘alternately biting and rueful, evoking the sardonic humor and bleak beauty of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht’, The Juliet Letters is a striking sequence of dramatic ballads that reflect on love, betrayal and death. Four years before Costello teamed up with a string quartet, Steve Reich created another iconic collaboration – this time for quartet with its recorded self, and taped testimony from the Second World War.
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