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"For Allyce" by australian composer Robert Oetomo is part of Vol. 4 of Susanne Kessel's global composition project
"250 piano pieces for Beethoven"
Susanne Kessel, piano
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. 4 of the project's edition.
"I was introduced to Susanne Kessel and the ‘250 piano pieces for Beethoven’ international composition project in 2015 by one of my closest mentor and teacher; now a dear friend, Professor Dennis Kuhn. There were a few general guidelines to the commission, one of which was that “the piece should “refer” to Beethoven in any way”. The openness to that guideline made it particularly difficult for me to choose a main inspiration for the work. I decided to look back at my early training as a musician. Learning the piano at a very young age, I remember being introduced to Beethoven’s Bagatelle No. 25 in a minor (famously known as Für Elise), the first and only Beethoven piano piece I played. I thought that this was the perfect inspiration for the commission as I have a wonderful and close friend named ‘Allyce’. For Allyce (2017) is a short work in ternary form (A, B, A) that utalises a system to match the English alphabet (26 letters) with the pitches used in the western classical music notation. Section ‘A’ is based on the first name (A, E, E, D, C#, E) and section ‘B’ is based on the last name (Bb, G, D, F, A, G). The direct modulation between the sections is inspired by the commonly used composition technique of Beethoven’s. For Allyce is dedicated to Susanne Kessel for the ‘250 Piano Pieces for Beethoven’ international composition project. A heartfelt thank you to Dennis Kuhn.“
released May 17, 2019
Executive Producer: Susanne Kessel
Recording Producer: Stephan Schmidt
Steinway D: Schoke Flügel & Pianos
Sheet Music: Editions Musica Ferrum / London
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