Does a New Classical Music Album Exploit 9/11?

Nonesuch The cover of Steve Reich’s “Wtc 9/11,” performed by Kronos Quartet.

The Nonesuch record label is releasing a recording of Steve Reich’s commemorative piece “Wtc 9/11″ on September 6, 2011. The piece is written for three string quartets, and is performed on the recording by the Kronos Quartet (making use of multiple tracking). It also features recorded voices—of air-traffic controllers, witnesses, mourners, and others.

But what’s making waves in the classical community is the album’s cover art, which
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