Frederic Rzewski was one of the essential contemporary US composers whose death anniversary is approaching for the first time. The German pianist Benyamin Nuss presents three of the most famous works on his new CD “UNITE!”. Nuss starts the album with the four movements of the “North American Ballads” and takes you directly into the composer’s sound universe. These pieces tell of the nation’s workers, the downtrodden and oppressed, and illustrate Rzewski’s view of the United States of his time.

The second work of the double album, “Mayn Yingele”, was written on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Reich Pogrom Night and expressed the pain of a shift worker of that time. Rzewksi’s best-known work, “The People United Will Never Be Defeated,” closes the album with 36 variations on a Chilean resistance song. Throughout the album, Nuss impressively demonstrates the technical precision and dedication with which he has fully immersed himself in Rzewski’s works, making “Unite!” one of the most challenging recordings of his entire discography.

Rzewski: Unite! Benyamin Nuss

Composer

Frederic Rzewski

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Klassik

Publication date:

26.08.2022



Frederic Rzewski was one of the essential contemporary US composers whose death anniversary is approaching for the first time. The German pianist Benyamin Nuss presents three of the most famous works on his new CD "UNITE!". Nuss starts the album with the four movements of the "North American Ballads" and takes you directly into the composer's sound universe. These pieces tell of the nation's workers, the downtrodden and oppressed, and illustrate Rzewski's view of the United States of his time.



The second work of the double album, "Mayn Yingele", was written on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Reich Pogrom Night and expressed the pain of a shift worker of that time. Rzewksi's best-known work, "The People United Will Never Be Defeated," closes the album with 36 variations on a Chilean resistance song. Throughout the album, Nuss impressively demonstrates the technical precision and dedication with which he has fully immersed himself in Rzewski's works, making "Unite!" one of the most challenging recordings of his entire discography.

Tracklist - These are the tracks you will hear on the album

Rzewski: Unite!
Benyamin Nuss
1 The People United Will Never Be Defeated: Thema
2 The People United Will Never Be Defeated: Variation 1 - Weaving, Delicate but Firm
3 The People United Will Never Be Defeated: Variation 2 - With Firmness
4 The People United Will Never Be Defeated: Variation 3 - Slightly Slower, with Expressive Nuances
5 The People United Will Never Be Defeated: Variation 4 - Marcato
6 The People United Will Never Be Defeated: Variation 5 - Dreamlike, Frozen
7 The People United Will Never Be Defeated: Variation 6 - Same Tempo as Beginning
8 The People United Will Never Be Defeated: Variation 7 - Tempo (Lightly, Impatiently)
9 The People United Will Never Be Defeated: Variation 8 - With Agility, Not Too Much Pedal, Crisp
10 The People United Will Never Be Defeated: Variation 9 - Evenly
11 The People United Will Never Be Defeated: Variation 10 - Comodo, Recklessly
12 The People United Will Never Be Defeated: Variation 11 - Tempo I. Like Fragments of an Absent Melody - In Strict Time
13 The People United Will Never Be Defeated: Variation 12
14 The People United Will Never Be Defeated: Variation 13
15 The People United Will Never Be Defeated: Variation 14 - A Bit Faster, Optimistically
16 The People United Will Never Be Defeated: Variation 15 - Flexible, Like an Improvisation
17 The People United Will Never Be Defeated: Variation 16 - Same Tempo as Preceding, with Fluctuations, Much Pedal
18 The People United Will Never Be Defeated: Variation 17 - Left Hand Strictly. Right Hand Freely, Roughly in Space
19 The People United Will Never Be Defeated: Variation 18
20 The People United Will Never Be Defeated: Variation 19 - With Energy
21 The People United Will Never Be Defeated: Variation 20 - Crisp, Precise
22 The People United Will Never Be Defeated: Variation 21 - Relentless, Uncompromising
23 The People United Will Never Be Defeated: Variation 22
24 The People United Will Never Be Defeated: Variation 23 - As Fast as Possible, with Some Rubato
25 The People United Will Never Be Defeated: Variation 24
26 The People United Will Never Be Defeated: Variation 25
27 The People United Will Never Be Defeated: Variation 26 - In a Militant Manner
28 The People United Will Never Be Defeated: Variation 27 - Tenderly, with a Hopeful Expression - Cadenza
29 The People United Will Never Be Defeated: Variation 28
30 The People United Will Never Be Defeated: Variation 29
31 The People United Will Never Be Defeated: Variation 30
32 The People United Will Never Be Defeated: Variation 31
33 The People United Will Never Be Defeated: Variation 32
34 The People United Will Never Be Defeated: Variation 33
35 The People United Will Never Be Defeated: Variation 34
36 The People United Will Never Be Defeated: Variation 35
37 The People United Will Never Be Defeated: Variation 36
38 The People United Will Never Be Defeated: Improvisation
39 The People United Will Never Be Defeated: Thema. Tempo I
40 The People United Will Never Be Defeated: Improvisation II
41 The People United Will Never Be Defeated: Improvisation III
42 North American Ballads: I. Dreadful Memories (After Aunt Molly Jackson)
43 North American Ballads: II. Which Side Are You On? (After Florence Reese)
44 North American Ballads: III. Down by the Riverside
45 North American Ballads: IV. Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues
46 Mayn Yingele: Thema. Variation 1 - Espressivo. Variation 2
47 Mayn Yingele: Variation 3 - Espressivo, in Un Tempo Flessibile. Variation 4 - Tempo Giusto. Variation 5
48 Mayn Yingele: Variation 6 - Faster. Variation 7 - Tempo I - Tenderly
49 Mayn Yingele: Variation 8 - Pp Sempre E Staccato. Variation 9. Variation 10 - Meno Mosso, Espressivo
50 Mayn Yingele: Variation 11 - Ancora Meno Mosso
51 Mayn Yingele: Variation 12 - Piu Mosso. Legato, Sussurrato. Variation 13 - Sempre Legato. Mormorando
52 Mayn Yingele: Variation 14 - Sempre Legato, Ma Piu Agitato. Variation 15 - Marcato, Eccitato. Variation 16 - Piu Mosso
53 Mayn Yingele: Variation 17. Variation 18
54 Mayn Yingele: Variation 19 - Piu Mosso. Variation 20 - Ancora Piu Mosso
55 Mayn Yingele: Variation 21 - Meno Mosso
56 Mayn Yingele: Variation 22 - Meno Mosso
57 Mayn Yingele: Variation 23 - Free Tempo, Espressivo
58 Mayn Yingele: Variation 24 - Each Bar Different in Duration from the Preceding One, but Becoming Generally Progressively Longer

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