Frederic Rzewski http://wrti.org en The People United Will Never Be Defeated: Now Is the Time, June 23 http://wrti.org/post/people-united-will-never-be-defeated-now-time-june-23 <p>It’s a monument of contemporary solo piano literature on <strong>Now Is the Time, Sunday, June 23rd at 10 pm</strong>. Frederic Rzewski’s <em>The People United Will Never Be Defeated</em> is a staggering set of 36 variations on a Chilean folk song for solo piano.<br><br>Beginning with a simple statement, Rzewski weaves a complicated scheme of penumbras of the tune. Some are complicated, some are bluntly simple. For all its interweavings, the work grows into a musical edifice that is frankly gorgeous. Nicolas Slonimsky calls Rzewski (a virtuoso pianist as well as composer) “a granitically overpowering piano technician, capable of depositing huge boulders of sonoristic material across the keyboard without actually wrecking the instrument.” This is music that must be met.<br> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 01:41:32 +0000 Kile Smith 6115 at http://wrti.org The People United Will Never Be Defeated: Now Is the Time, June 23