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Beethoven (spoken voice with piano and pre-recorded sound)

by Richard Vella (1985)

Memory pieces


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Memory pieces / by Richard Vella.

Library shelf no. Q 786.2/VEL 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

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.

Work Details

Year: 1985

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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