Dietmar Bonnen

Dietmar Bonnen (DE) – Rote Beete

Dietmar Bonnen about his piano piece “Rote Beete”

“The rhythm study “Rote Beete” refers to Beethoven’s string quartets and Gellert-Lieder. The score is for two manuals plus pedal like a classical pipe organ notation and the composition is performed as a percussion piece. The performer is located below the instrument, tapping with both hands on the soundboard of the piano, while the feet play the pedal part with a chosen sound (perhaps by stomping, with attached bells, etc.).”

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Piano piece “Rote Beete” – in concert:

29. Nov. 2014 – world premiere– Kunstverein Bonn – Susanne Kessel & Ursel Quint, piano

22. April 2015 – Rheinhotel Dreesen, Bonn – Susanne Kessel, piano

2nd July 2016 – Kunstmuseum Bonn – Susanne Kessel & Dietmar Bonnen, piano

10th September 2016 – Roisdorfer Mineralquellen – Susanne Kessel & Dietmar Bonnen, piano

26th March 2019 – Beethoven-Haus Kammermusiksaal – Susanne Kessel & Dietmar Bonnen, piano

About Dietmar Bonnen (*1958)

Dietmar Bonnen runs a record label which has under its belt more than 80 CD productions in different music genres, commissions for film, the theatre, and the television. He has taken part in concerts, productions, and sound installations in Europe, Asia, South America and particularly in Russia, which led onto long time collaborations with local artists. Further information on releases, compositions, and projects can be found on his Website.


Susanne Kessel and Ursel Quint playing the world premiere of”Rote Beete” / November 2015 at Bonner Kunstverein


Dietmar Bonnen and Susanne Kessel