Frederic Anthony Rzewski is an American composer and virtuoso pianist. His major compositions, which often incorporate social and political themes, include the minimalist Coming Together and the piano variations The People. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Attica / Coming Together / Les Moutons De Panurge on Discogs. Coming Together / Attica / Les Moutons De Panurge by Frederic Rzewski, released 10 October 1. Coming Together 2. Attica 3.

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It’s ridiculous that it’s never been re-released.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Jon Gibson, who has worked with the big four minimalist composers Young, Riley, Reich and Glass as well as being an excellent composer himself, plays alto sax. It’s really nothing more than a short text read over a repetitive, fast sequence, much of which is played in unison. BTW, cooming you informed that this post was adapted into an UbuWeb page? The overall aural rzewskl of the performance is one of a melody composed of constantly shifting timbres, initially individualized but increasingly blended.

Rzewski then creates phrases of increasing length by adding notes from the sequence togethr by one: Occasionally he teaches for short periods at schools and universities throughout the U.

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Rzewski played the solo part in the world premiere of his piano concerto at the BBC Proms. As I read it I was impressed both by the poetic quality of the text and by its cryptic irony.

It was a huge a-ha moment for me, and to this day I have yet to see anyone post it online. Which is to say: Thus sections C-H are a mirror image of process, which helps the piece feel organic and creates development. I grabbed this from this blog because I thought it sounded interesting; several listens later, “Coming Togethef is now probably one of my favorite pieces of music ever.

Frederic Rzewski

The narrator was accompanied by piano, accordion, Flute, Clarinet doubling bass clarinetBaritone Sax, and Alto Sax.

No one note or performer has more importance than another in the composition and performance of the work. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Gs as loudly as possible before cutting off without any ritardando or diminuendo as a. Christian Apslund makes several other insightful observations about the duality of the work: Duration 34 minutes Composer Time Period Rzswski.

Javascript is required for this feature. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Thank you very much, dear Aaron.

See appendix A for the full text, sentence order, and fragmentation. Bandcamp Album of the Day Dec 7, The choice of this quote highlights the peculiar duality pervasive throughout both parts of Coming Together.

Coming Together (Rzewski, Frederic) – IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library: Free Public Domain Sheet Music

Too Many Zooz return with holiday classics performed in their own inimitable style. Rzewski’s “Coming Together” is unquestionably one of the great Minimalist masterpieces, and this first recording of it is absolutely incredibly amazing.


The listeners and the speaker are therefore also cast as if in the role of writer, compelled to experience and consider every lexical item as it happens. Thus what, if unexamined, might come across as flat, unironic, and straightforward accrues a rich set of meanings over the minute course of the work as we can really do no other than interpret relationships between the words and the musical texture that it is superimposed upon.

Coming Together (Rzewski, Frederic)

You are commenting using your Facebook account. This LP was recorded in and released on the excellent Opus One ccoming – all the covers of LPs on the label were meant to respond to black light! I would love to hear the album in its entirety but none of the links work.

Work Title Coming Together Alt ernative. At the most abstract, sections do not need to be considered relative to each other, since each operates as one permutation of the system described above. Meanwhile thanks for writing this.

I look forward to more. Retrieved from ” https: Bandcamp Album of the Day Dec 7, go to album. Newer Post Older Post Home. I read it over and over again.