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Coen Schenk (NL) "Dankgesang" - Susanne Kessel, piano - 1​,​50 €

by Susanne Kessel piano - "250 piano pieces for Beethoven", Vol. 6

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"Dankgesang" by netherlands composer Coen Schenk is dedicated to Susanne Kessel.
It is part of Vol. 6 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. 6 of the project's edition.

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Coen Schenk about his piano piece "Dankgesang":

"Solace and empathy are fundamental features for me in Beethoven’s oeuvre. While Beethoven was not easy as a person (not for himself nor his surroundings) and as he saw himself confronted with several major setbacks, most of his music speaks about strength and hope. An conveyed faith that man’s struggle in life will eventually triumph. The slow movements in Beethoven’s work are often surprisingly comforting, take for example the Adagio un poco mosso from the fifth piano concerto, the Benedictus from the Missa Solemnis or the Heiliger Dankgesang eines Genesenen from the 15th string quartet. I’ve used these compositions as a starting point for writing my composition Dankgesang, which is intended as a slow piece, similar to Beethoven’s essence."


released May 9, 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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