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Jan Mannee (NL) - "F​ü​r​.​.​.​" - Susanne Kessel, piano / 1​,​50 €

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

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"Für.." by netherlands composer Jan Mannee is dedicated to Susanne Kessel.
It is part of Vol. 5 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. 5 of the project's edition.

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Jan Mannee about his piano piece “Für…”:

“The beginning of “Für…” directly links to probably the most famous piano piece ever. Even a non-piano player can play the first 8 bars of Für Elise.

In “Für…” the first interval of the falling second (e-d#) is omnipresent, both falling and rising and even simultaneously. The next motive unfolds in parts until it is played complete. Then a quasi tango-metre (3+3+2) develops on the initial interval of a second. The parts in 3/4 metre take bar 2 of Beethoven’s original and repeats it in an ascending line. Near the end a Recitativo quotes Beethoven’s fourth piano concerto, in which the first theme also uses the falling second interval. This part ends with ‘the’ Wagner chord as a link to a short coda. When the first literal quotation appears is it directly disturbed by climbing broken chords in distant tonality. The two notes of the ending interval are both distant in height as in dissonance.”


released May 10, 2019
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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