Frederic Rzewski Frederic Rzewski


Frederic Rzewski, famous for his variations on The People United Will Never Be Defeated (1975), combines protest, 19th century piano and the beat of jazz. His compositional universe features beat, a range of harmony and a focus on melody.  Voices sing apparently incongruous texts, such as the preface to Frankenstein, as Rzewski weaves the unexpected with the transient.