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Tag: Frederic Rzewski

Saturday, July 17th


Frederic Rzewski, composer, pianist, April 13, 1938 – June 26, 2021

The People United Will Never Be Defeated! (1975), live, Miami, 2007



random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, 2/6/10

Few composers make such expressive use of silence.

Christian Wolff, “For Piano” (1952)/Frederic Rzewski, piano

(In the right mood, I could listen to this all day.)



Any collection of sounds that you put together, they’ll have a rhythm no matter what.—Christian Wolff


Abstract Expressionism

On the Road


hard bop

urban blues


rock ’n roll

New York School Composers (John Cage, Morton Feldman, Earle Brown, Christian Wolff)

Not too shabby for a decade (1950s) that’s often dismissed as dull.

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