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Rzewski

Duration:
1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 22 October 2012

Live from Reid Hall, Edinburgh

Presented by Tom Redmond

BBC New Generation Artist, the Russian-German pianist Igor Levit, plays Debussy, Brahms and Rzewski's exhilarating set of variations 'Let the People United Never be Defeated'.

Rzewski: Let the People United Never be Defeated

BBC New Generation Artist, the Russian-German pianist Igor Levit, plays Debussy's atmospheric 6 Épigraphes antiques and Brahms' Study no.5 in D minor for the left hand after Bach's Chaconne. He concludes his programme with Rzewski's exhilarating set of variations 'Let the People United Never be Defeated', based on a Chilean protest song and likened to a twentieth-century 'Diabelli' Variations.

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