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Jed Distler USA – Birthday Bagatelle

Jed Distler about his piano piece „Birthday Bagatelle“:

„I devised my twelve tone row F A C E-flat E G B-flat A-flat C-sharp D F-sharp and B from the keys of the sonatas in sequence: F is for No. 1 in F Minor, A is for No. 2 in A Major, C is for No. 3 in C Major, E-flat is for No. 4 in E-flat Major. However, because No. 5 is in C Minor, I can’t repeat C! So we have to wait until the next sequential sonata in a new key…E is for No. 9 in A Major. And so forth. Since there are no Sonatas either in B Major or B Minor,   B is the row’s last note. Obviously the opening bar reflects Op. 2 No 1’s first measure. But the loud dotted chords are special for you, inspired by Diabelli Variation No. 13!“

Piano piece „Birthday Bagatelle“ – Aufführungen

8. November 2015 – Uraufführung – Studio der Beethovenhalle, Bonn – Susanne Kessel, Klavier

Jed Distler (*1956)

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