The People United Will Never Be Defeated

Frederic Rzewski
Frederic Rzewski (Photo by Hiroyuki Ito/Getty Images)

This epic one-hour set of 36 Variations on the Sergio Ortega’s Chilean Freedom Song has become a modern classic. It is a journey through a multitude of styles: from polyphony, 12-tone, extended technique, to jazz, pop, minimalism, and free improvisation by the performer. Rarely programmed because of its immense difficulty, this exhilarating work has never sounded more relevant.

Inna Faliks’ rousing performance of this work at the Jacaranda Series in LA has been described as “triumphant, epic, magnificent and rich.” (Patrick Scott, Artistic Director, Jacaranda).

Listen to Inna’s improvised cadenza during the live performance of The People United Will Never Be Defeated at Jacaranda!

  1. Rzewski: The People United Shall Never Be Defeated Inna Faliks 8:36
Inna Faliks after her performance of The People United Will Never Be Defeated at Jacaranda Music.
  1. Rzewski "The People United Shall Never Be Defeated" (excerpt, improvised cadenza) Inna Faliks 8:36
  2. Mozart Piano Concerto #20 - I Inna Faliks 15:12
  3. Mozart Piano Concerto #20 - II Inna Faliks 10:27
  4. Mozart Piano Concerto #20 - III Inna Faliks 8:26