Beethoven (spoken voice with piano and pre-recorded sound)
by Richard Vella (1985)
This work belongs to a set of music theatre works called Memory Pieces. Each work explores a particluar piano style. In Beethoven, the music repurposes his Moonlight Sonata (1st Mvt) with accompanying backing tracks consiting of different performances of the Moonlight Sonata all of which use a different tempo.
Instrumentation: Speaker, piano, backing track.
Duration: 8 min.
Difficulty: Medium — The performer plays the 1st movement from Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata.
Performances of this work
1984: Performed as part of The One Extra Dance Company's production 'Looking for the beat'.
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