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Stephen Cohn (US) "The Beat Goes On" - Susanne Kessel, piano 1​,​50 €

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

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"The Beat Goes On" by US-american composer Stephen Cohn is dedicated to Susanne Kessel.
It is part of Vol. 4 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. 4 of the project's edition.

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Stephen Cohn about his piano piece „The Beat Goes On“:

"There has been much speculation concerning the forceful rhythmic patterns featured in Beethoven’s works. Attributions have ranged from the physical condition of his heart to his spiritual/emotional inspirations and his volatility. From a purely compositional point of view, it seems clear that these patterns were structural frameworks which gave grounding to his works, allowing him to build surprising leaps of harmony, and unique yet compelling modulations.
It is from my admiration for this aspect of his work that I have written The Beat Goes On. This is not in any way intended to be a modernization or evolution of what the master wrote. It is a playfully reverent homage to the rhythmic motif in the second movement of his Opus 59 #1 String Quartet, a piece I love and admire."


released May 17, 2019
Executive Producer: Susanne Kessel
Recording Producer: Stephan Schmidt
Steinway D: Schoke Flügel & Pianos
Sheet Music: Editions Musica Ferrum / London
Supportet by BTHVN2020 Jubiläumsgesellschaft gGmbH


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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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