Variations for the 21st Century (Reimer-Watts, Keenan)

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17 more: Variation 1 • Variation 2-3 • Variation 4 • Variation 5-6 • Variation 7 • Variation 8-9 • Variation 10-11 • Variation 12 • Variation 13-14 • Variation 15-16 • Variation 17-18 • Variation 19-20 • Variation 21 • Variation 22-24 • Variation 25 • Variation 26-28 • Variation 29-30 / Aria de Capo

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Performers Keenan Reimer-Watts (piano)
Publisher Info. self-published, 2017.
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Misc. Notes A professionally recorded album of these variations is available on my website. This was performed live at the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society, June 2017, on a Steinway 1887 New York ‘B’ model.
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Publisher. Info. Keenan Reimer-Watts, 2017.
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Misc. Notes I put my music on IMSLP so that people could play it for free if they didn't have money to purchase it, as well as find it anywhere in the world. However, I'm still alive, and must pay rent! Please consider supporting me by purchasing the PDF on my website. Life in the music industry is tough, and I rely on people who value paying for art. Many thanks if you are one of these people!
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General Information

Work Title Variations for the 21st Century, after the Goldbergs
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Composer Reimer-Watts, Keenan
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IKR 26
Key C major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's aria, with 30 variations
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 2016
First Performance. 2016
First Publication. 2017
Dedication For Simone Dinnerstein, in memory of Ralph Elsaesser
Average DurationAvg. Duration 1 hour without repeats
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation piano
Extra Information the most ridiculously difficult piece I have ever played.

| *****COMMENTS***** = This is a set of piano variations modeled after the Goldberg Variations by J.S. Bach. The Aria is the model for each of the following 30 Variations.

The piece is dedicated to the phenomenal pianist Simone Dinnerstein. I heard her perform the Goldberg Variations in Ottawa, and was so moved that I decided to compose for her a set of variations as well, and so here they are.

This piece was also composed in memory of Ralph Elsaesser, a close friend of mine who was a huge Bach enthusiast and taught me many things about Bach, as well as about life in general. His recordings of Bach can be downloaded for free here


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