Rzewski & Bach: Variations

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Rzewski & Bach: Variations

Catalogue No:

PMR0037

Discs:

1

Release date:

2013

Barcode:

9120040731014

Length:

70 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Rzewski & Bach: Variations


Bach, J S:

Aria Variata in A minor, BWV989 ‘alla Maniera Italiana'

Rzewski:

The People United Will Never Be Defeated!


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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 opus is not only a political statement, but is still full of actuality.

Frederic Rzewski: The People United will never be Defeated

Thema: Tempo I

Variation 1: Weaving: delicate but firm

Variation 2: With firmness

Variation 3: Slightly slower, with expressive nuances (quarter note = ca. 88)

Variation 4: Marcato - With determination

Variation 5: Dreamlike, frozen

Variation 6: Same tempo as beginning

Variation 7: Tempo (Lightly, impatiently)

Variation 8: With agility; not too much pedal; crisp

Variation 9: half note = 48, Evenly

Variation 10: Comodo, recklessly (quarter note = 96)

Variation 11: Tempo I (quarter note = 106)

Variation 12

Variation 13: quarter note = 72 or slightly faster

Variation 14: A bit faster, optimistically

Variation 15: Flexible, like an improvisation

Variation 16

Variation 17: L.H. strictly half note = 36, R.H. freely, roughly as in space

Variation 18: quarter note = 72

Variation 19: dotted quarter note = 144, With energy

Variation 20: Crisp, precise, quarter note = 144

Variation 21: quarter note = 108, Relentless, uncompromising

Variation 22: quarter note = 132

Variation 23: As fast as possible, with some rubato

Variation 24: quarter note = 72

Variation 25: quarter note = ca. 84, with fluctuations

Variation 26: quarter note = 168, In a militant manner

Variation 27: (quarter note = 72) Tenderly, and with a hopeful expression

Variation 28: quarter note = 160

Variation 29: quarter note = 144-152

Variation 30: (quarter note = 84)

Variation 31: (quarter note = 106)

Variation 32

Variation 33

Variation 34

Variation 35

Variation 36

Optional Improvisation

Thema

Johann Sebastian Bach: Aria variata in A minor, BWV 989

Aria

Variation 1

Variation 2

Variation 3

Variation 4

Variation 5

Variation 6

Variation 7

Variation 8

Variation 9

Variation 10

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