Frederic Rzewski, pianist and composer whose works often had political themes – obituary

Frederic Rzewski,who has died aged 83, stood in an honourable line of maverick pianist-composers stretching from Liszt and Busoni to Rachmaninov and Prokofiev; one of his best-known piano works was The People United Will Never Be Defeated (1975), based on a Chilean protest song by Sergio Ortega …

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