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The people united will never be defeted
Frederic Rzewski
Ole Killerich

The people united will never be defeted

CD | Bridge | 0090404939228 | BRIDG 9392 | 01-14

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Frederic Rzewski's monumental piano solo, based on a Chilean worker's song (The People United will Never be Defeated), also quotes the Italian revolutionary song Bandiera Rossa, in referring to the Italians, who opened their doors to refugees from Chile, and to Hans Eisler’s 1932 antifascist Solidaritätslied. Frederic Rzewski reminds us "that parallels to present threats exist in the past and that it is important to learn from them." He also comments that "The extended length of the composition may be an allusion to the idea that the unification of the people is a long story and that nothing worth winning is acquired without effort." This is a new recording of one of the acknowledged masterpieces of 20th century piano music, performed by one of Denmark's leading virtuosi, Ole Kiilerich.

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36 Variationen über die chilenische Widerstandshymne mit dem dänischen Pianisten Ole Kiilerich.

Das Klavierwerk The People United Will Never Be Defeated aus dem Jahr 1975 besteht aus 36 Variationen über die weltweit populäre Wiederstandshymne „El pueblo unido jamás será vencido“ des Chilenen Sergio Ortega.
Rzewski zitiert außerdem den italienischen Revolutionssong „Bandiera Rossa“, ebenso wie Hans Eislers antifaschistisches „Solidaritätslied“.
Es gilt als eines der schwierigsten Klavierstücke, da es inhaltlich wie technisch die Pianisten zu Höchstleistungen herausfordert und das Publikum durchaus mitreisst. Rzewski verwandelt das Kampflied mit kraftvollen Klängen, rhythmischen Kapriolen, einer wiederkehrenden Melodie und kontrapunktischen Momenten in eine Kombination aus zahlreichen Stilen. Seine Intention: wir müssen für die Schreckensmomente unserer Zeit aus denen der Vergangenheit lernen.
Der exzellente dänische Pianist Ole Kiilerich ist Interpret in dieser Neuaufnahme dieses gigantischen Klavierwerks.
 

Tracklisting
    • 1
      The People United Will Never Be Defeated!: I. Theme and Variation 1
       
      02:19
      Composer: Rzewski, Frederic
    • 2
      The People United Will Never Be Defeated!: II. Variation 2
       
      00:55
      Composer: Rzewski, Frederic
    • 3
      The People United Will Never Be Defeated!: III. Variation 3
       
      01:19
      Composer: Rzewski, Frederic
    • 4
      The People United Will Never Be Defeated!: IV. Variation 4
       
      01:03
      Composer: Rzewski, Frederic
    • 5
      The People United Will Never Be Defeated!: V. Variation 5
       
      01:20
      Composer: Rzewski, Frederic
    • 6
      The People United Will Never Be Defeated!: VI. Variation 6
       
      01:15
      Composer: Rzewski, Frederic
    • 7
      The People United Will Never Be Defeated!: VII. Variation 7
       
      01:03
      Composer: Rzewski, Frederic
    • 8
      The People United Will Never Be Defeated!: VIII. Variation 8
       
      01:20
      Composer: Rzewski, Frederic
    • 9
      The People United Will Never Be Defeated!: IX. Variation 9
       
      01:19
      Composer: Rzewski, Frederic
    • 10
      The People United Will Never Be Defeated!: X. Variation 10
       
      01:06
      Composer: Rzewski, Frederic
    • 11
      The People United Will Never Be Defeated!: XI. Variation 11
       
      01:00
      Composer: Rzewski, Frederic
    • 12
      The People United Will Never Be Defeated!: XII. Variation 12
       
      01:17
      Composer: Rzewski, Frederic
    • 13
      The People United Will Never Be Defeated!: XIII. Variation 13
       
      02:09
      Composer: Rzewski, Frederic
    • 14
      The People United Will Never Be Defeated!: XIV. Variation 14
       
      01:22
      Composer: Rzewski, Frederic
    • 15
      The People United Will Never Be Defeated!: XV. Variation 15
       
      01:33
      Composer: Rzewski, Frederic
    • 16
      The People United Will Never Be Defeated!: XVI. Variation 16
       
      01:36
      Composer: Rzewski, Frederic
    • 17
      The People United Will Never Be Defeated!: XVII. Variation 17
       
      01:23
      Composer: Rzewski, Frederic
    • 18
      The People United Will Never Be Defeated!: XVIII. Variation 18
       
      01:38
      Composer: Rzewski, Frederic
    • 19
      The People United Will Never Be Defeated!: XIX. Variation 19
       
      00:41
      Composer: Rzewski, Frederic
    • 20
      The People United Will Never Be Defeated!: XX. Variation 20
       
      00:38
      Composer: Rzewski, Frederic
    • 21
      The People United Will Never Be Defeated!: XXI. Variation 21
       
      00:56
      Composer: Rzewski, Frederic
    • 22
      The People United Will Never Be Defeated!: XXII. Variation 22
       
      00:47
      Composer: Rzewski, Frederic
    • 23
      The People United Will Never Be Defeated!: XXIII. Variation 23
       
      00:28
      Composer: Rzewski, Frederic
    • 24
      The People United Will Never Be Defeated!: XXIV. Variation 24
       
      02:56
      Composer: Rzewski, Frederic
    • 25
      The People United Will Never Be Defeated!: XXV. Variation 25
       
      02:13
      Composer: Rzewski, Frederic
    • 26
      The People United Will Never Be Defeated!: XXVI. Variation 26
       
      01:14
      Composer: Rzewski, Frederic
    • 27
      The People United Will Never Be Defeated!: XXVII. Variation 27
       
      05:24
      Composer: Rzewski, Frederic
    • 28
      The People United Will Never Be Defeated!: XXVIII. Variation 28
       
      01:26
      Composer: Rzewski, Frederic
    • 29
      The People United Will Never Be Defeated!: XXIX. Variation 29
       
      00:37
      Composer: Rzewski, Frederic
    • 30
      The People United Will Never Be Defeated!: XXX. Variation 30
       
      02:39
      Composer: Rzewski, Frederic
    • 31
      The People United Will Never Be Defeated!: XXXI. Variation 31
       
      01:02
      Composer: Rzewski, Frederic
    • 32
      The People United Will Never Be Defeated!: XXXII. Variation 32
       
      01:01
      Composer: Rzewski, Frederic
    • 33
      The People United Will Never Be Defeated!: XXXIII. Variation 333
       
      01:20
      Composer: Rzewski, Frederic
    • 34
      The People United Will Never Be Defeated!: XXXIV. Variation 34
       
      01:05
      Composer: Rzewski, Frederic
    • 35
      The People United Will Never Be Defeated!: XXXV. Variation 35
       
      01:13
      Composer: Rzewski, Frederic
    • 36
      The People United Will Never Be Defeated!: XXXVI. Variation 36 and Cadenza
       
      06:22
      Composer: Rzewski, Frederic
    • 37
      The People United Will Never Be Defeated!: XXXVII. Theme
       
      02:47
      Composer: Rzewski, Frederic
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