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“I believe that Beethoven would have liked the idea of Susanne Kessel bringing us composers together from all over the world for a common purpose, through music.“ (Romanian composer Diana Gheorghiu)


“250 piano pieces for Beethoven” (Bonn 2013 – 2020)

Pianist, Curator and Organiser of the project, Co-Publisher of the Sheet Music:

Susanne Kessel


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“This project has been initiated by Susanne Kessel, a very industrious and active pianist from the city of Bonn, who has already created countless fascinating projects with a variety of composers. But this time she has created something like the Mount Everest of all homage projects: “250 piano pieces for Beethoven”. (nmz, badblog, 2015)

For the anniversary of the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven in 2020, Bonn pianist Susanne Kessel invites composers from around the world to compose piano pieces which refer to Ludwig van Beethoven and his work. Since 2013, Susanne Kessel issues personal invitations to composers of new music, jazz and film music.

The premieres of the piano pieces are being held in Beethoven’s birth city, Bonn, while further performances of selected pieces will be held in other cities as well. Radio recordings (WDR) and CD productions will accompany the project. All the pieces will be published by 2020 from EDITIONS MUSICA FERRUM and will be available for the international music world.



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Partner and supporters of the sheet music edition, concerts and CD-productions: