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Johannes S. Sistermanns (DE) "Kleine Sekunde" - Susanne Kessel, piano - 1​,​50 €

by Susanne Kessel, piano - "250 piano pieces for Beethoven", Vol. 10

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"Kleine Sekunde" by german composer Johannes S. Sistermanns (*1955) is dedicated to Susanne Kessel.

It is part of Vol. 10 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. 10 of the project's edition.

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Johannes S. Sistermanns about his piano piece „Kleine Sekunde“:

"'Resolution' is the magic word for the halftone interval 'small second'. It has always been dissonant. Throughout several Beethoven centuries, it releases all tension in a harmonic half-tone step. The small second, shifted by one octave, has been making a career as a small ninth in NEW MUSIC since the middle of the 20th century. Here the solution dominates before any 'dissolution'. Here solution is openness as well as decoupling from the unambiguous and reproachful. This freedom is not the goal but the brew, in that it happens unpredictably."

Johannes S. Sistermanns über sein piano piece „Kleine Sekunde“:

„’Auflösung’ ist das Zauberwort des Halbton-Intervalls ‚kleine Sekunde’. Sie ist schon immer dissonant gewesen. Durch mehrere Beethoven-Jahrhunderte hindurch löst sie im harmonischen Halbtonschritt jegliche Spannung. Die um eine Oktave verschobene kleine Sekunde macht ab Mitte 20. Jahrhundert in der NEUEN MUSIK Karriere als kleinen None. Hier dominiert die Lösung vor jeglicher ‚Auflösung’. Hier ist Lösung Offenheit sowie Entkopplung vom Eindeutigen und Vorhalt.

Diese Freiheit ist nicht Ziel sondern der Sud, indem sie sich unvorhersehbar ereignet.“


released March 1, 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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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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