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Jed Distler (US​)​: "Birthday Bagatelle" - Susanne Kessel, piano / 1​,​50 €

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"Birthday Bagatelle" by US-american composer Jed Distler
is part of Vol 2 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. 2 of the project's edition.

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Jed Distler about his piano piece "Birthday Bagatelle":

“I devised my twelve tone row F A C E-flat E G B-flat A-flat C-sharp D F-sharp and B from the keys of the sonatas in sequence: F is for No. 1 in F Minor, A is for No. 2 in A Major, C is for No. 3 in C Major, E-flat is for No. 4 in E-flat Major. However, because No. 5 is in C Minor, I can’t repeat C! So we have to wait until the next sequential sonata in a new key…E is for No. 9 in A Major. And so forth. Since there are no Sonatas either in B Major or B Minor, B is the row’s last note. Obviously the opening bar reflects Op. 2 No 1’s first measure. But the loud dotted chords are special for you, inspired by Diabelli Variation No. 13!”

"Birthday Bagatelle" is dedicated to Susanne Kessel


from Vol. 2 - ALBUM / All 25 pieces of Vol. 2 - "250 piano pieces for Beethoven" / 25​,​- €, track released September 12, 2019
Executive Producer: Susanne Kessel
Recording Producer: Stephan Schmidt
Steinway D: Schoke Flügel & pianos (Köln)
Sheet Music: Editions Musica Ferrum / London


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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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