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Rzewski: The People United Will Never Be Defeated! / Hamelin

Album Summary

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

'My new piano CD of the week - possibly of the year - has to be Marc-André Hamelin's extraordinary traversal of the 36 variations on a Chilean song' (The Independent)

'I would urge all readers to hear this extraordinary recording' (Gramophone)

'A truly riveting piece of contemporary piano music' (Evening Standard)

'Canadian super-virtuoso Marc-André Hamelin has done it again, giving another rarely heard masterpiece of piano repertoire the public attention it deserves' (Billboard)

'Not to be missed on any account' (Musical Opinion)

'Never likely to be equalled, let alone surpassed' (Gramophone)

'Virtuose et artiste accompli, Marc-André Hamelin les laisse se chamailler avec une superbe et une énergie aussi aristocratiques qu'endiablées.' (Le Devoir, Canada)

'Hamelin is more than a match for this music; his art lifts it off the page and releases its intense communicative power.' (Hi-Fi News & Record Review)



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>Rzewski, Frederic : Variations (36) for Piano on "The People United will Never be Defeated!"
  • Performer: Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London, England (08/27/1998-08/29/1998)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1975

>Rzewski, Frederic : Four North American Ballads :: no 3, Down by the Riverside
  • Performer: Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London, England (08/27/1998-08/29/1998)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Rzewski, Frederic : Four North American Ballads :: no 4, Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues
  • Performer: Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London, England (08/27/1998-08/29/1998)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary