Bruce Broughton (US) "Kannst Du mich noch hören​?​" - Susanne Kessel, piano

by Susanne Kessel, "250 piano pieces for Beethoven"; Vol. 5

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Bruce Broughton (US) "Kannst Du mich noch hören?"
Susanne Kessel, piano

This piano piece is part of Vol. 5 of Susanne Kessel's
international composition project
"250 piano pieces for Beethoven"

250 composers from all over the world wrote 250 pieces for piano solo in celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven's 250th birthday in the year 2020.

www.250-piano-pieces-for-beethoven.com

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Bruce Broughton about his piano piece "Kannst Du mich noch hören?":

„By the time Beethoven composed his Symphony No. 5 the majority of his hearing was gone. Kannst Du Mich noch Hören? refers to the state of the composer’s hearing as he composed this very famous piece between the years 1804 and 1808. As Beethoven composed the symphony, he heard less and less of it clearly. The piece begins softly, but energetically, referring to the famous opening motif and continues to get louder and louder using other motifs in the symphony as if someone were shouting to a deaf person in order to be heard. This short piece is meant to portray some of the frustration the composer felt as he worked his way to the end of his career in increasing silence, eventually not being able to hear anything other than the sounds in his mind.“

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released May 10, 2019
Executive Producer: Susanne Kessel
Recording Producer: Stephan Schmidt
Steinway D: Schoke Flügel & pianos, Köln
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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