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Michael Schelle (US) - "Alberti Bombardier"

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

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"Alberti Bombardier" by UA-american composer Michael Schelle is part of Vol. 6 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. 6 of the project's edition.

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Michael Schelle about his piano piece "Alberti Bombardier":

"Alberti Bombardier was inspired by various Beethoven "alberti bass" patterns found throughout his influential catalogue of Klaviersonaten. Many sonatas were considered, but the primary influence is from the little-known and breathtaking Sonata No. 22 in F Major, Op. 54 (1804).

Alberti Bombardier was written for the well-known and breathtaking pianist Susanne Kessel for her incredible project.

An overview of the direct influence(s) from Beethoven Op. 54 on Alberti Bombardier : A few brief direct quotes, gestures, harmonic fields and "alberti" patterns from Op. 54 are constantly manipulated - fusions of Beethoven / Schelle ideas are scattered, juxtiposed, mutated, mutilated, disassembled, re assembled, re-directed, re-purposed, re-harmonized, etc., evolving into multiple original hybrid materials that embrace the dynamic urgency of Beethoven's fast music; the opening measure is in 5/4 time; there are 108 measures in the piece (2 x 54)."


released May 9, 2019
Executive Producer: Susanne Kessel
Recording Producer: Stephan Schmidt
Steinway D: Schoke Flügel & pianos (Köln)


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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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