Carol Worthey (US​)​: "The Last Thunderstorm" - Susanne Kessel, piano - 1​,​50 €

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

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"The Last Thunderstorm" by US-american composer Carol Worthey is part of Vol. 5 of Susanne Kessel's global composition project

"250 piano pieces for Beethoven"

250 composers from all over the world are invited 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 plays 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. 5 of the project's edition.

All information about the project - and SHOP:
www.250-piano-pieces-for-beethoven.com

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Carol Worthey about her piano piece "The Last Thunderstorm":

„After delving into the fascinating life and reading many personal letters of Beethoven, one of the ironies that struck me most about the man, his legend, and his often tragic reality was that Beethoven died during a raging thunderstorm.
I decided to use this dramatic scenario to depict the master in his last moments, perhaps (as I imagined it) lifting his fist against the torrent of lightning and thunder to protest Fate… The lowest notes on the piano form a deep-booming cluster that can evoke striking thunder bolts — against this is juxtaposed higher, brighter bursts of sounds that mimic the downward-crashing lightning. At the end of the work, the storm dissipates into a cry for help and a resignation, gentle as it is and almost like a nursery rhyme relived at his last moments. Thus the master dies… but his music will live forever.“

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

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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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