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Re: Frederic Rzewski (b. 1938)
« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2008, 11:07:29 AM »
WNYC-FM has uploaded two recent live Rzewski performances by Newspeak, here.  Included are Coming Together (1971) and The Price of Oil (1980).

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Re: Frederic Rzewski (b. 1938)
« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2008, 06:48:05 PM »
WNYC-FM has uploaded two recent live Rzewski performances by Newspeak, here.  Included are Coming Together (1971) and The Price of Oil (1980).

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Thanks for the heads up there Bruce! Two pieces I haven't yet heard, and will check out later.


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Re: Frederic Rzewski (b. 1938)
« Reply #23 on: May 05, 2012, 07:04:05 AM »
I've got two pieces, To the Earth, and Coming Together. Both are 'percussion' pieces which include 'precious' recitation, and... how 'bout a bass sequencer? Aye, these pieces are amongst the most annoying I've ever heard. Why does the word "libtard" come to mind? I'm sorry, but here's a Composer whose political affiliation would interest me more than listening to either of these polemical 'tracts'. It's just wearying,... yea yea, go Green Nazi!!

Ack :-\

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Re: Frederic Rzewski (b. 1938) RZEWSKI'S LEVY
« Reply #24 on: November 17, 2014, 07:33:17 AM »
I've got two pieces, To the Earth, and Coming Together. Both are 'percussion' pieces which include 'precious' recitation, and... how 'bout a bass sequencer? Aye, these pieces are amongst the most annoying I've ever heard. Why does the word "libtard" come to mind? I'm sorry, but here's a Composer whose political affiliation would interest me more than listening to either of these polemical 'tracts'. It's just wearying,... yea yea, go Green Nazi!!

Ack :-\

figures i was the last one- he annoys me,... and you?

could you call him a "trendy leftie"?

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Re: Frederic Rzewski (b. 1938)
« Reply #25 on: November 17, 2014, 07:39:24 AM »
I think he's been a leftie for over 50 years, so I doubt it can be trendy any more...
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Re: Frederic Rzewski (b. 1938)
« Reply #26 on: November 18, 2014, 09:11:31 AM »
I think he's been a leftie for over 50 years, so I doubt it can be trendy any more...

'The Ferguson Quartet',... I feel it comin' ;)... :laugh:...


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Frederic Rzewski (1938-2021)
« Reply #27 on: June 26, 2021, 05:06:06 AM »
News this morning of the death of Frederic Rzewski. (It's all over Facebook, but I'm trying to find an official obit.)

Here he is in 1986 (audio only), playing one of his biggest hits, The People United Will Never Be Defeated! (1975), a set of 36 variations for solo piano, based on a Chilean folk song. Rzewski was one of the best interpreters of his own work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiWwYsWWVSk

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Re: Frederic Rzewski (1938-2021)
« Reply #28 on: June 26, 2021, 05:39:21 AM »
News this morning of the death of Frederic Rzewski. (It's all over Facebook, but I'm trying to find an official obit.)

Here he is in 1986 (audio only), playing one of his biggest hits, The People United Will Never Be Defeated! (1975), a set of 36 variations for solo piano, based on a Chilean folk song. Rzewski was one of the best interpreters of his own work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiWwYsWWVSk

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Having just heard the news, this is the one I'm listening to as well. Will cue up his Hat Hut recording of the Four North American Ballads next.
"I don't at all mind actively disliking a piece of contemporary music, but in order to feel happy about it I must consciously understand why I dislike it. Otherwise it remains in my mind as unfinished business."
 -- Aaron Copland, The Pleasures of Music

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Re: Frederic Rzewski (b. 1938)
« Reply #29 on: June 26, 2021, 05:43:14 AM »
RIP

Shall listen to The People United Will Never Be Defeated later.

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Re: Frederic Rzewski (b. 1938)
« Reply #30 on: June 26, 2021, 06:22:22 AM »
And here's a 2018 version of De Profundis (1992) by the Australian pianist Lisa Moore, who has performed it many times. This one is from the Extended Play Festival in Sydney.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GDs_m7kglM

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Re: Frederic Rzewski (b. 1938)
« Reply #31 on: June 29, 2021, 06:39:09 AM »
Here's Rzewski playing his 1974 composition No Place To Go But Around from his never-released-on-CD 1977 recital (the typically interesting couplings were works by Braxton and Eisler).

https://youtu.be/dEoRVvEUQlY

It's a shame this work isn't better known; I think it's one of his finest pieces.
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Re: Frederic Rzewski (b. 1938)
« Reply #32 on: June 29, 2021, 07:42:45 AM »
Here's Rzewski playing his 1974 composition No Place To Go But Around from his never-released-on-CD 1977 recital (the typically interesting couplings were works by Braxton and Eisler).

https://youtu.be/dEoRVvEUQlY

It's a shame this work isn't better known; I think it's one of his finest pieces.

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