Frederick Rzewski’s “The People United Will Never Be Defeated” forms the final disc of this triple release and is a classic of late 20th-Century piano music. 36 Variations make up this large-scale work and before a return to the theme of determination at the very end.
“never has 1970s agitprop sounded so compelling...Levit squares up to the exhilarating mix with pitch-perfect acuity and aplomb...Whatever follows, hang on tight: it should prove quite a ride.” BBC Music Magazine * * * * *
“If [the Rzewski] sounds potentially sprawling on paper, in Levit's hands it acquires remarkable coherence and a granite-like majesty.” Presto Classical
“The Rzewski is inspired...The piano and the man playing it become comrades at arms.” New York Times