Rzewski Four Pieces

Label:
Cat No:
8559759
Barcode:
636943975923
Format:
CD
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Released:
01 - 08 - 2014
Price:
$14.95
Status:
AVAILABLE
 
 

Rzewski Four Pieces

Ralph van Raat (piano), Lunapark, Arnold Marinissen (percussion)

Frederic Rzewski is most celebrated for his virtuosic variations for piano. The Four Pieces began as a sequel to that breath-taking work, but whilst sharing certain similarities - Andean dance rhythms and tremendous drama - it occupies its own very distinct sound world, offering a compound of intense lyricism, shattering darkness, and hints of revolutionary fervour. The Housewife's Lament is a set of variations on a 19th-century tune by an anonymous composer with strong influences of Beethoven. The punning title Hard Cuts refers to cuts both budgetary and musical, and Rzewski's signature elements appear throughout: folk rhythms, pointillist clarity, minimalism, and unique craftsmanship.

Rzewski Four Piano Pieces, Hard Cuts, The Housewife's Lament

Running Time: 1 hr 2 min