Philipp Henkel - Passacaglia on a Theme of Beethoven

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The year 2020 is not just the year of Beethoven, but also of the famous German writer Friedrich Hölderlin and the Philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. In my homage I gave myself the challenge to use the theme of the "Grosse Fuge" by Beethoven and write a Passacaglia of it. Each Variations uses quotes from famous Beethoven pieces that I used to transcribe the Fugue. The instrumental writing is inspired by the dialectics between the left and right hand, which the instrumentalists need to reconcile and synthesize into a single voice line, which thus destabilizes the lyric.

Composer: Philipp Henkel

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I am a composer working in the fields of instrumental, electronic and multimedia composition.