"Ein Akkord aus Beethovens Sonate op. 101" by german composer Johannes Quint is dedicated to Susanne Kessel.
It is part of Vol. 1 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. 1 of the project's edition.
Johannes Quint about his piano piece “Ein Akkord aus Beethovens Sonate op. 101”
“The temporal dimensions of form unites in the Viennese classic compositional language correspond to those of the word language: motifs are about as long as words and topics are as long as spoken sentences. The music is extremely clear and hierarchically organized – in phrase, paragraphs, formal sections, etc. It is a music of ‘human’ scale: you can find your orientation at any time in the musical form. Beethoven, a unique genius, contains in his music repeatedly places where the human dimension of the activities will be overridden. One example is the syncopated chords in the first movement of the sonata op. 101, where the metric orientation is lost and this darkens the tonal horizon for some time. In my brief paraphrase I have focused and extended this part into a gigantic prelude and conclusion of one of Beethoven’s chords. My wish with this piece was to absolutize the enormousness which only shines out in Beethoven’s work – a poetic license if you will, which accounts for many of my pieces and requires a much longer time period. This is why the specification to compose a ‘short piece’ was especially sensitive, but also excitingly challenging.”
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