20. Mar

“Prelude in F Minor” – Matthias Kirschnereit releases a third single – with the album just around the corner

With the third single "Prelude in F Minor" pianist Matthias Kirschnereit interprets a work by the great composer Ludwig van Beethoven, which one you wouldn't assign to him at first. But for the interpreter Matthias Kirschnereit it is crystal clear: "For me it is like a conversation between Beethoven and Johann Sebastian Bach by candlelight - full of pain, loneliness and melancholy".

There is considerable doubt as to whether this work was really written in 1803. The unmistakable stylistic affinity with the Preludes of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Wohltemperiertes Klavier strongly suggests that it was composed in the 1780s while Beethoven was receiving instruction from Christian Gottlob Neefe (1748–1798), organist at the Electoral court in Bonn. It is noteworthy both for its key of F minor and for the steadily advancing quavers of its harmony.

The new single "Prelude in F Minor" is now available for download and stream. The complete album "Beethoven Unkown Solo Piano Works" by Matthias Kirschnereit will be available from April 3, 2020!