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Juli​á​n Quintero (EC​/​DE) "Vier Klavierst​ü​cke" - Susanne Kessel, piano

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

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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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Julián Quintero Silva about his piano piece „Vier Klavierstücke“:

„This cycle consists of four highly compressed pieces for piano. Each piece has its own energy, character, gesture and color, as well as its individual dramatic course. However, they are built on what I like to think of as „trespassed“ material, which crosses them horizontally and bidirectionally. This sort of interconnection and mutual shaping among the pieces creates an interdependent relationship.

Even though the pieces are explicitly pianistic, they entail a conspicuous chamber and orchestral music spirit.

This composition was particularly inspired by Beethoven´s 3rd and 7th symphonies. Aspects like the abruptness of the dynamics, the gnarly repetitions, but furthermore its unconventional rareness, radicality and existential deepness, expressed within moments like the beginning of the so called „coda“ of the 7th symphony´s first movement, which for me resembles something else rather than music. All that has been kindly invited to infect this four piano pieces.“


released May 9, 2019
Executive Producer: Susanne Kessel
Recording Producer: Stephan Schmidt
Steinway D: Schoke Flügel & Pianos
Sheet Music: Editions Musica Ferrum / London


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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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