"Karneval in der Bonngasse" by whiterussian-german composer Boris Kosak is dedicated to Susanne Kessel.
It is part of Vol. 1 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. 1 of the project's edition.
Boris Kosak about his piano piece “Karneval in der Bonngasse”
“Boris Kosak’s Karneval in der Bonngasse is a homage to Beethoven, where more than ten famous Cologne Carnival’s songs are disguised in his style. It evokes the impression that the great master himself would secretly try out them at the piano, melting them with his own music. Astonishingly many melodic similarities testify the true origins of Beethoven’s music, who in his younger years in Bonn, living in the Bonngasse, also used to write music for Carnival performances and participated in them. Stylistic boundaries in this witty piece are quite blurred but still all through the composition the personal style of Boris Kosak is clearly recognizable. Cologne Carnival is one of the most important topics in his music, several compositions are dedicated to it, like the piano concerto Il carnevale di Colonia , the violin concerto Concerto in stile coloniale, or the concerto for orchestra Tusch.”
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