In Naïve's Reich: Different Trains – Triple Quartet – The Four Sections the orchestral music of American composer Steve Reich is performed by the Orchestre National de Lyon under conductor David Robertson. The first two works are new to the orchestral format; in the case of Different Trains, Reich's string quartet and tape original is expanded to a rank of 48 strings, and the Triple Quartet is performed in its third original performance option of three groups of 12 musicians. The Four Sections, of course, is an orchestral work to begin with, but the arrangement of Different Trains dates only from 2001 and the Triple Quartet from 1999, so in a sense these works are newly minted.
Luxury Trains jumps on board the greatest and most famous private rail cars in history for a ride back in time. It is an incredible tour of the most opulent cars ever to ride the rails: from a magical journey on board the California Zephyr, at one time called the train to the stars, linking Chicago to California, to the famous Ringling car that brought the most famous circus in the world to town. Luxury Trains finally discovers the matching set of cars built to look like the orient express by the same man who designed that famous train: deep dark mahogany walls, and ornate fixtures transport modern day passengers back to the glamour of a time gone by.