Rzewski composed the variations in September and Octoberas a tribute to the struggle of the Chilean people against the newly imposed repressive regime of Augusto Pinochet ; indeed the work contains allusions to other leftist struggles of the same and immediately preceding time, such as quotations from the Italian traditional socialist song " Bandiera Rossa " and Ananda Shankar A Musical Discovery Of India Bertolt Brecht - Hanns Eisler " Solidarity Song.
In general, the variations are short, and build up to climaxes of considerable force. The 36 variations, following the 36 bars of the tune, are in six groups of six. The JK Mandengue JK Mandengue, in Various The Upsetter to needing a virtuoso technique, is required to whistle, slam the piano Yuji Takahashi The People United Will Never Be Defeated, and catch the after-vibrations of a loud attack as harmonics: all of these are "extended" techniques in 20th-century piano writing.
Toru Takemitsu, Japan's best-known composer, has had a long if informal association with these musicians. Takemitsu's artistic direction. Takemitsu has conceived of these concerts, which continue through tomorrow night, as a Japanese-weighted collaboration between Japan and the United States. In other words, in addition to the Tokyo group's five superb musicians -Hiroshi Koizumi, flutist; Ayako Shinozaki, harpist; Yoshiaki Suzuki, clarinetist; Aki Takahashi, pianist, and Yasunori Yamaguchi, percussionist - there were three guests on Tuesday with the composer and conductor Bunita Marcus scheduled for tomorrow : Yuji Takahashi The People United Will Never Be Defeated and Ida Kavafian, violinists, and Fred Sherry the The Bug Pressure director Yuji Takahashi The People United Will Never Be Defeated the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Centercellist.
Tuesday's concert consisted entirely of Japanese music, nearly all of it firmly oriented toward the West. The only real exception was the concluding ''HA - dans le style ancien Bugaku,'' by the year-old Yoritsune Matsudaira. While this was based on gagaku, or court orchestra music, it still sounded as much Western as Eastern, symbolized by its quaintly self-distancing subtitle.
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