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Composer: Rzewski, Frederic (b. 1938)

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Year of birth1938
NationalityUnited States
PeriodContemporary
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BaltimoreShriver Hall Concerts Discovery Series - Benjamin Beilman, violin and Orion Weiss, piano

Shriver Hall Concerts Discovery Series - Benjamin Beilman, violin and Orion Weiss, piano
Beethoven, Bartók, Rzewski
Benjamin Beilman; Orion Weiss

SeattleIn Blue... by Emerald City Music

Ravel, Rzewski, Stravinsky, Bernstein, Gershwin
Mark Dover; Gilles Vonsattel; Jeewon Park; Kristin Lee
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Asko|Schönberg premières Rzewski

Peter Rundel © HenrikJordan
A Dog's Life – Frederic Rzewski's 2nd Piano Concerto – is full of playful detail, but a little too long.
***11
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Prom 50: The BBC SSO, Ilan Volkov and Frederic Rzewski premiere Barry and Rzewski

Ilan Volkov  ©  Chris Christodoulou
As a fan of contemporary music and, indeed, minimalism, I was disappointed to find the programme at Prom 50 underwhelming overall. This was not for lack of trying, however – I wanted to enjoy it. But after allowing the music time to sink in further and my thoughts to settle, my opinions only seemed to have become more resolute.The evening started promisingly.
***11
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Myth and Ritual

Photo courtesy of Queen Hall's Flickr photo stream
In its 31-year history, ecat (Edinburgh Contemporary Arts Trust) has commissioned over 80 new works and introduced countless emerging performers and composers to the new music public.