Rzewski & Bach: Variations

Catalogue No.: 
pmr 0037
EAN Code: 
91200400731014
Artist(s):
Composer(s):
Recording Date: 
11 to 13 December 2011
Recording Venue: 
Franz-Liszt-Zentrum, Raiding/Austria
Release: 
October 2012

pmr 0037 was awarded the "Pasticciopreis" in January 2013.

 

Four decades after Frederik Rzewski wrote his variations on Sergio Ortega’s “El Pueblo Unido Jamas Sera Vencio“ (written during Pinochet’s coup against Chile’s former president Salvador Allende), this work is not only a political statement, but has become a classic of the 20th century. Christopher Hinterhuber‘s award-winning recording also found Frederic Rzewski‘s acclaim.

Frederic Rzewski
The People United Will Never Be Defeated
4.
Variation 3. Slightly slower, with expressive nuances
01:05
9.
Variation 8. With agility; nott too much pedal; crisp
01:06
12.
Variation 11. Tempo I, like fragments of an absent melody - in strict time
01:07
15.
Variation 14. A bit faster, optimistically
01:22
16.
Variation 15. Flexible, like an improvisation
01:21
17.
Variation 16. Same tempo as preceding, with fluctuations; much pedal / Expansive, with a victorious feeling
01:38
18.
Variation 17. L.H. strictly; R.H. freely, roughly in space
01:19
24.
Variation 23. As fast as possible, with some rubato
00:25
28.
Variation 27. Tenderly, with a hopeful expression: cadenza
05:02
33.
Variation 32
00:54
34.
Variation 33
01:03
35.
Variation 34
01:01
36.
Variation 35
01:52
37.
Variation 36
01:52
38.
Optional Improvisation
03:36
39.
Thema (reprise)
03:03
Johann Sebastian Bach
Aria variata "alla maniera italiana" BWV 989
40.
Aria
02:09
41.
Variation 1. Largo
01:19
42.
Variation 2
01:07
43.
Variation 3
01:13
44.
Variation 4. Allegro
01:03
45.
Variation 5. Un poco allegro
01:03
46.
Variation 6. Andante
01:51
47.
Variation 7. Allegro
00:55
48.
Variation 8. Allegro
00:47
49.
Variation 9
00:57
50.
Variation 10
02:43
Total Time: 
01:14:07
Genre: 
Piano
Period: 
20th century, Baroque