fred: Music by Frederic Rzewski
- CDR 90000 084
The longer Cedille Selects track excerpts are designed to provide a representative overview of the album
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On fred, the celebrated contemporary music sextet performs sparkling works showcasing the broader chromatic palette of an American master best-known for his piano music.
The program is imbued with the composer's eccentric spirit, improvisational surprises, and social conscience: eighth blackbird's propulsive new arrangement of Rzewski's dramatic Coming Together, in which music accompanies the text of a letter by an inmate killed in the Attica prison uprising of 1971; the energetically playful "musical game" Les Moutons de Panurge; and the world premiere recording of Rzewski's inventive Pocket Symphony, written specially for eighth blackbird.
"the last word in ensemble virtuosity"