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FREDERIC RZEWSKI  

(b 1938 )

Born in Westfield, Massachusetts in 1938, Frederic Rzewski studied music at first with Charles Mackey of Springfield, and subsequently with Walter Piston, Roger Sessions, and Milton Babbitt at Harvard and Princeton Universities. He went to Italy in 1960, where he studied with Luigi Dallapiccola and met Severino Gazzelloni, with whom he performed in a number of concerts, thus beginning a career as a performer of new piano music. Rzewski’s early friendship with Christian Wolff and David Behrman, and (through Wolff) his acquaintance with John Cage and David Tudor strongly influenced his development in both composition and performance. In Rome in the mid-sixties, together with Alvin Curran and Richard Teitelbaum, he formed the MEV (Musica Elettronica Viva) group, which quickly became known for its pioneering work in live electronics and improvisation. In 1977 Rzewski became Professor of Composition at the Conservatoire Royal de Musique in Liège, Belgium.

Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
CLASS OF '38 Naxos
8.572087
Orchestral, Chamber Music, Instrumental, Interview
RZEWSKI, F.: De Profundis / 5 North American Ballads (Which Side Are You On?) (Moore) Cantaloupe Music
CA-21014
Instrumental, Poetry
RZEWSKI, F.: People United will never be Defeated (The) (van Raat) Naxos
8.559360
Instrumental
RZEWSKI, F.: People United will never be Defeated (The) / BACH, J.S.: Aria variata (Hinterhuber) Paladino Music
PMR0037
Instrumental
RZEWSKI: Fred - Music of Frederic Rzewski Cedille
CDR90000-084
Chamber Music




 
 
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