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Frederic Rzewski: The People United Will Never Be Defeated

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>Rzewski, Frederic : Variations (36) for Piano on "The People United will Never be Defeated!"
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Notes & Reviews:

On this new CD, Kai Schumacher performs Frederic Rzewski's work 'The People United Will Never Be Defeated', a work based on the Chilean protest song, 'El pueblo unido jamas sera vencido!', written by Sergio Ortega a few months before Pinochet's military coup in September of 1973. "A masterpiece," says composer Bernhard Wambach. "It is a work that would be unthinkable without Bach, but also without Stockhausen, Boulez and Cage. Whoever wishes to interpret this work has not only to master a text of the highest pianistic difficulty, but must also 'take a position.' The pianist must embody a political perspective. Without such a 'position', it is impossible to interpret this work of a committed socialist."

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: ICEM Tonstudio der Folkwang Hochschule Essen (01/06/2009-01/07/2009).



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>Rzewski, Frederic : Variations (36) for Piano on "The People United will Never be Defeated!"
  • Performer: Kai Schumacher (Piano)
  • Notes: ICEM Tonstudio der Folkwang Hochschule Essen (01/06/2009-01/07/2009)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1975