Three Tales a “bold and impressive achievement” at Tête à Tête

Review by Edward Bhesania for The Stage:

“Next came only the second London performance of Steve Reich’s Three Tales (2002), a collaboration with his wife, video artist Beryl Korot. The 70-minute video opera is a commentary of the 20th century via three technological milestones – the crash of the Hindenburg airship in 1937, atomic bomb testing at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific during the forties and fifties and, most recently, genetic cloning as represented by Dolly the sheep.

“Under the musical direction of Nick Sutcliffe, the young Ensemble BPM, joined by the Ligeti Quartet, put in a concentrated and vivid performance. A bold and impressive achievement indeed for a group formed only last year.”


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