Nickos Harizanos (GR) "To B" - Susanne Kessel, piano - 1​,​50 €

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"To B" by greek composer Nickos Harizanos is dedicated to Susanne Kessel.

It is part of Vol. 1 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. 1 of the project's edition.

All information about the project - and SHOP:
www.250-piano-pieces-for-beethoven.com

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Nickos Harizanos about his piano piece “To B”

“The work “To B” is accompanied by a subtitle “… the ghosts he was hunting, are still here”, a quote written by the composer and referred to Beethoven’s unrealisable dreams and ideas as long as to the work’s character and symbolisms. Everything in the work is based on the dualism or has a frontal descriptive meaning and a second symbolic or metaphorical layer. The piece is divided in two distinctive parts. In the first there is an extensive use of modal scales with an ascending move which mix in the middle and lead to the second part where all the material are developed. The pianist is requested to hum and sing some notes with the mouth closed, hit and mute the strings in the soundboard of the piano and also to have some specific notes always sustained. All these elements function as a shadow, a ghost of the work, like a work within a work. Finally, in the piece, one can listen to some obsessive repeated notes or short motives that are also metaphorically connected with Beethoven’s often use of such musical material that carrieslso a meaning – core idea far from the music.”

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from Vol. 1 - ALBUM / All 25 pieces of Vol. 1 - "250 piano pieces for Beethoven" / 25​​,​​- €, released September 21, 2019
Production: Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln, 2016
Recording Producer: Frank Schneider
Sheet Music: Editions Musica Ferrum / London
CD Vol 1: obst-music Köln, prod.: Susanne Kessel

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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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