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  • Audio CD (24 Mar 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony Classics
  • ASIN: B001R4SYPG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 110,534 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5.0 out of 5 stars oldie but goldie 15 Jun 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I once played "In C" in an all night versión at Middlesex University when I was a student there. It wasn't bad (not much audience) but this versión is a LOT better. A classic of minimalism.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 26 Nov 2013
By Nick H
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
After enjoying Reich's "Music for 18 Musicians" and reading the hype about Riley's "in C" I was a bit disappointed on hearing this. Apparently there are several recordings and I feel I might have made an unlucky choice with this one (a 1967 Columbia recording at SUNY).

What dismayed me is the tone, which is tinny and jangly: it's hard to tell the instruments apart or to hear all the notes (especially the lower ones). As another reviewer pointed out, it's probably a combination of two things: the "gamelan-like" choice of instrumentation; and the quality of the original tapes, which are somewhat old. It's a shame as it's otherwise a beguiling piece of music.

[BTW if you're curious about this piece there's a one-man sequenced version available on the web. Of course that's a very different kettle of fish from a live recording, but well worth a listen IMHO.]
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good but you could not listen to it every day 8 Nov 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I remember this disc from it's vinyl days, and have to say that I find it far more interesting and accessible now than I did in the late 60s. Largely of course that's down to now being able to listen to it as Terry Riley intended rather than on a primitive Amstrad stereo. This is interesting stuff and like most minimalist music from those who mastered the form of far more emotional involvement than it's detractors would have you believe. This disc clearly had a great influence on progressive musicians of the following years and indeed to this day. So for those who follow the likes of the Floyd and Radiohead there is much of interest. Others will still find it impenetrable noise, their loss!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Repetition _and_ chance 4 April 2000
By DAC Crowell - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Ting, ting, ting, ting, ting, ting, ting, ting...that's how this starts, with a drumming pulse on the top Cs on a piano. Then gradually, a whole tapestry of interlocking sounds starts to unfold, and you're slowly getting immersed in 'In C'. You don't really listen to this piece; the effect is much more like that aforementioned 'immersion', as the very gradual shifting of the patterns is more like organic growth, instead of the architectural jumps and skips found in Philip Glass or Steve Reich's works. How this is accomplished is by the use of a very selective variant on chance processes; since performers aren't given direct instructions on when to change from one ostinato to the next, this slow, 'oozing' shifting occurs, and it's quite fascinating (as opposed to what one reviewer here seems to think). It's certainly not an easy work to wrap your head around, unlike Glass, etc, but both the music and the ideas behind it are most rewarding. A critical work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Still the Best Recording 29 Dec 2005
By Lee - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Minimalism has produced five masterpieces: Philip Glass' "Music in Twelve Parts" and "Einstein on the Beach," La Monte Young's "The Well-Tuned Piano" (good luck finding that one!), Steve Reich's "Music for 18 Musicians," and Terry Riley's "In C." Although there are several recordings of "In C", each with a different orchestration, this one is probably still the best recording after all is said and done. (I only wish Mr. Riley would make a much longer recording, AT LEAST two hours long.)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece 22 Sep 2009
By Martin R. Lash - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is one of the works and recodings that put minimalism on the map. Riley's "In C" has been called the "The Rite of Spring" of our time. This first recording led the way to the many other versions that appeared but this is the first and the best (The more recent Innova CD is worth hearing). Fans of minimalism either have the original CBS recording or should add this reisssue to their collection. A must-have.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Minimalist Masterpiece!!!! 30 Sep 1999
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Format:Audio CD
This is one of the first of the "minimalist" movement. Though it is hard to "HEAR" It is wonderful to "LISTEN" to. Every fan of the minimalist movement should atleast listen to this recording. I would say this recording is "essential". Highly recomended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A minimalist classic 16 April 2002
By Bruce Hodges - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
The first time I heard this recording, some twenty-five years ago, I was a bit shocked - it was utterly unlike anything I had experienced in "classical" music. But after a few listening sessions it began to grow on me. The repetitions and subtle pattern changes will either enthrall or bore you; one person's trance is another's monotony. Whatever the case, there is much to admire in Terry Riley's classic experiment with structure and instrumentation.
Since this landmark recording, there have been other noteworthy versions. I own an interesting one by the Shanghai Film Orchestra, which includes a number of Chinese instruments which create a uniquely shimmering texture. And the recent recording by the superb Bang on a Can All-Stars is not to be missed. But this one was the first, and has its own place in history.
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