A compositional oeuvre which encompasses approximately 700 works of all musical genres. There is hardly another renowned composer whose creative output spans a similarly long period of time and shows a comparable variety.
“Art and science alone elevate mankind to divinity … True art is imperishable.“
Thus the words with which Beethoven, born in Bonn on the River Rhine in December 1770, proclaimed his artistic credo. In 2020 musicians and music-lovers from all over the world will celebrate the 250th birthday
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Mårten Jansson (*1965), elected member of the Föreningen svenska tonsättare (the Society of Swedish Composers), graduated from the Kungliga MusikHögskolan (Royal College of Music), Stockholm with a MFA degree in Music Education, Dalcroze Eurhythmics and Voice.
'Urtext'. The very word smacks of dusty libraries and crumbling manuscripts that have to be handled with kid gloves. But behind the idea of 'Bärenreiter Urtext' are people passionately devoted, then and now, to living music. People who consider music a...
Images for Piano
Debussy confidently wrote to his publisher Jacques Durand in August 1905: “I believe – without unwarranted vanity – that these three pieces will prove to be good and that they will take a prominent place in the literature of piano music … to the left of Schumann or to the right of Chopin … as you like it”. Debussy’s “Images”, already popular during Debussy’s lifetime, delight with their iridescent tone colour and dazzling harmonies “which reflect the newest discoveries in harmonic chemistry”. The virtuosic second series is notated throughout on three staves.