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Alexej Aigui (RU) "Razumovsky" - Susanne Kessel, piano

by Susanne Kessel, piano - "250 piano pieces for Beethoven", Vol. 9

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"Nachklang" by russian composer Alexei Aigui (*1971) is dedicated to Susanne Kessel.
It is part of Vol. 9 of Susanne Kessel's global composition project

"250 piano pieces for Beethoven"

Susanne Kessel invited 250 composers from all over the world to write new piano pieces for Beethoven's 250th anniversary in the year 2020. All pieces refer to Beethoven's music and/or his life.
Susanne Kessel played the world premieres of all the piano pieces in Beethoven's birthtown Bonn. And further performances also in other cities and countries.

All pieces are published within a high quality sheet music edition by EDITIONS MUSICA FERRUM / London.

You can find the sheet music of this piece in Vol. 9 of the project's edition.

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Alexej Aigui about his piano piece „Razumovsky“:

„Today, Russian connection may be about polonium and the Novichok agent; 200 years ago it was reflected way less brutally, in the Russian spirit of one of the best quartets by Beethoven.

Razumovsky is an homage to an important person in the composer’s life, to the count Andrey Razumovsky, thanks to whom three quartets op.59 were created. Fifth and Sixth Symphonies were dedicated to Razumovsky, too. In my music piece, I used a few themes from part 3 of the opus 59 quartet. There are no Russian themes, unlike in other parts of the piece, but the music of this part of the quartet is pierced with authentic Russian melancholy and tragedy.“


released April 10, 2019
Executive Producer: Susanne Kessel
Recording Producer: Stephan Schmidt
Steinway D: Schoke Flügel & Pianos
Sheet Music: Editions Musica Ferrum / London
Supported by BTHVN2020 Jubiläumsgesellschaft gGmbH


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Susanne Kessel Bonn, Germany

German pianist Susanne Kessel invited 250 composers all around the globe to write piano pieces "for Beethoven". In celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven's 250 anniversary in the year 2020, thshe plays all the 250 p ieces and publishes the sheet music within 10 festive Volumes at Editions Musica Ferrum / London. ... more

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