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Markus Karas (DE) - "Mass memories" - Susanne Kessel, piano / 1​,​50 €

by Susanne Kessel, piano - "250 piano pieces for Beethoven", Vol. 4

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"Mass memories" by german composer Markus Karas is dedicated to Susanne Kessel.

It is part of Vol. 4 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. 4 of the project's edition.

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Markus Karas about his piano piece “Mass-Memories”:

“When Susanne Kessel invited me to contribute a composition to her project 250 Piano Pieces for Beethoven on the occasion of the 2020 jubilee, I was thrilled about the chance to write two reminiscents of the master´s mass in C-Major, which the choirmasters of the Bonn Münster have been performing for almost 100 years (not only) in the Easter Sunday Service. The connoisseur will easily recognize analogies to Beethoven´s subjects. But it was more important to me to condense the themes of „Kyrie“ and „Gloria“ in a new way with my own musical language. I intentionally adopted the tempo-headlines and the harsh changes in character and dynamics which are so typical of Beethoven; they are important elements, as well as the second movement´s special rhythm. And that is how the two little memories became a little „Tombeau de Beethoven“.”


released May 17, 2019
Executive producer: Susanne Kessel
Recording producer. Stephan Schmidt
Steinway D: Schoke Klaviere & pianos, Köln
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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