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Beethoven Around the World - 9 Popular Arrangements for Piano solo

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From the Publisher

'Beethoven often incorporated musical influences from other countries in his works. Jean Kleeb has picked up on this idea and developed it further in these arrangements for piano solo. In his tributes to Beethoven he emphasizes ethnic attributes such as “alla turca” or he coaxes exotic rhythms out of certain works with playful exaggeration. At other times, he simply enjoys demonstrating the stark differences between the “classical” piano piece and world music. Enjoy pieces in samba style, with Cuban rhythms or jazzy-Arabic-like These pieces are fun to play, making Jean Kleeb’s “Beethoven Around the World” a true musical pleasure.

  • Can be performed individually or as a complete cycle
  • Inspirational mix of classical/jazz fusion
  • Of intermediate technical difficulty

About the composer

When it comes to music, Jean Kleeb is a globetrotter. A Brazilian of Swiss descent, he has been living in Germany for many years. Travelling the world with his music, he is always seeking new sources of musical inspiration. As a composer, pianist, choral conductor and lecturer, he regularly amazes and entertains his audiences with his boundless musicality and compositional ease.


  1. Sonatango inspired by Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Sonata No.1 in F major Op.2/1
  2. Querbeethoven inspired by several works by Ludwig van Beethoven
  3. Echoes of Ecossaise inspired by Ludwig van Beethoven's Ecossaise in G major WoO 23
  4. Afro Five Pathétique inspired by Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Sonata No.8 in C minor Op.13/2
  5. Samba do Beethoven inspired by Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Sonata No.2 in D minor Op.31/3
  6. Alla Gamelan inspired by Ludwig van Beethoven's Rondo a Capriccio Op.129 "Alla Ingharese"
  7. In South African Mood inspired by Ludwig van Beethoven's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.5 in E-flat major Op.73/1
  8. Alla turca – Beethoven en Orient inspired by Ludwig van Beethoven's Marcia alla Turca from "The Ruins from Athens" Op.113
  9. Furioelise – Balkantanz inspired by Ludwig van Beethoven's Für Elise WoO 59

Item Details


  • Part 1: Piano
Category: Popular & Jazz Piano Albums
Publisher: Bärenreiter
Publisher's reference: BA10931
Our Stock Code: 1451634
Media Type: Paperback (27 pages [score])

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