Baritone Thomas Hampson describes his unending fascination with American art songs.
In this 1998 interview, which was the blueprint for “In The First Person” (and subsequently “Cover”) on NewMusicBox, Steve Reich reflects on the changes in the music scene that had occurred over the past thirty years. “Thirty years ago I had just returned to New York City from San Francisco. [...] At that time, everybody was under the influence of music that was not ‘pulsitile,’ [not with a regular beat]. You can’t tap your foot to either Boulez or John Cage.”