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Miho Sasaki (JP​/​US) "Sanshisuimei" - Susanne Kessel, piano

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

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"Sanshisuimei" by Japanese/US-American composer Miho Sasaki is part of Vol. 6 of Susanne Kessel's global composition project

"250 piano pieces for Beethoven"

German pianist 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 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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Miho Sasaki about her piano piece „SANSHISUIMEI“ :

„SANSHISUIMEI means scenic beauty in Japanese. 山(san):mountain,紫(shi): purple, 水(sui):water, 明(mei):shining.
Beethoven’s music, for me, always reminds me the country of his home. It smells earthy and grounded with profound emotion within. This piece is very much inspired by some of his recurring musical characteristics: powerful and supportive low register again, by contrast, high registers: constant challenges, searching for his soul, longing for peace, climbing the ladder but always falls off right before achieving, always returning to the earth, the reality.
Also I embraced Beethoven’s late music where he explores unusual rhythms, harmonies and almost improvisation, release of rhythmic structures creating a „no barline“ anticipation of 20th Century“.


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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