Jed Distler

Jed Distler (US) – Birthday Bagatelle

DOWNLOAD: Jed Distler (US) – “Birthday Bagatelle” – Susanne Kessel, piano

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” – in concert:

8. November 2015 – world premiere – Studio der Beethovenhalle, Bonn – Susanne Kessel, piano

7. October 2018 – Schloß Raesfeld – Susanne Kessel, piano

About Jed Distler (*1956)

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