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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Contemporary Music Sunday: Marc-Andre Hamelin plays Frederic Rzewski

Today:  Super virtuoso pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin performs parts of Frederic Rzewski's The People United Will Never Be Defeated - a monumental set of 36 variations on the South American revolutionary song.  He's seen performing several of the latter variations in this Japanese documentary.  Unfortunately the quality is pretty low, but it's still super cool to see him playing these live.

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