http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/frederic-rzewskis-70th-birthday-celebrated-with-concerts-at-gilmore-festival-and-carnegie-haApril 27, 2008|0 comments
April 13, 2008, marked the 70th birthday of composer Frederic Rzewski, who, in 2002, performed his own works for piano on a seven-disc collection, Rzewski Plays Rzewski: Piano Works, 1975-1999, released by Nonesuch. This week, the composer will celebrate with three special concert events: tonight and tomorrow as part of the renowned Gilmore Keyboard Festival and this Thursday in Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall in New York. The New York Times writes of the 2002 collection that, for all of Rzewski's "anarchic streak," both humorous and political, "what emerges above all is a picture of a pianist enamored of his instrument as handed down by the master builders of the 19th century."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tourfrederic rzewskihttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/fred-rzewskiNovember 07, 2006|0 comments
"The man was Frederic Rzewski," writes Mark Swed in a review of Rzewski's recent concert in California, "the greatest pianist-composer of our time and something of a legend in modern music."