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ARTIST
TITLE
The People United Will Never Be Defeated
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
WER 6730 WER 6730
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
2/1/2010

"On this new CD, Kai Schumacher performs Frederic Rzewski's work The People United Will Never Be Defeated, a work based on the Chilean protest song, '¡El pueblo unido jamás será vencido!,' written by Sergio Ortega a few months before Pinochet's military coup in September of 1973. 'A masterpiece,' says composer Bernhard Wambach. 'It is a work that would be unthinkable without Bach, but also without Stockhausen, Boulez and Cage. Whoever wishes to interpret this work has not only to master a text of the highest pianistic difficulty, but must also 'take a position.' The pianist must embody a political perspective. Without such a 'position,' it is impossible to interpret this work of a committed socialist.'