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  1. For simplicity (or at least the appearance of) and elegance it's difficult not to think of Grieg for me. Many of the Lyric Pieces come into the category for me, particularly the Arietta from Op.12 (Number 1). Another composition that jumps to mind is Rhubarb from Selected Ambient Works vol II by Aphex Twin. Extract from Rhubarb, set to footage of bees
  2. Look up "My loving Life" by Nikolas Sideris in the chamber music forum. ;) (nothing to do with climaxes, the golden ratio is used in a completely different (and more interesting, in my opinion) way)
  3. I second the nominations of Nico and Mael. Though Nico should be made to change his user title if he becomes a reviewer - it's morally wrong to have a default user title if it's going to be bold and awesome looking.
  4. Can't believe I missed all the fun, was in Andersland, and I'm not sure if they have computers there. Screenshots, anyone?
  5. Whooops, forgot to mention: If you want to listen to any of the pieces from the sets I suggested I recommend www.pianosociety.com, they have loads of public domain recordings of much of the reportoire. Enjoy ;)
  6. You can try looking at some simple piano pieces, analysing the texture, how the chords are voiced, what the seperate hands are doing, then maybe try taking some of the pieces you've looked at as models for your own pieces (if for example you're looking at a Grieg piece that has the left hand playing arpeggios and the right hand a melody, use that same idea with your own melody and harmonies). After some time doing exercises like this and studying more of the piano literature you'll start to get a much better idea of what's possible on a piano and how to make best use of its versatility. Some recommendations (scores): Schumann's 'Album for the Young' Grieg's Op.12 Lyric Pieces (also check out his other sets of lyric pieces, there are several, all full of excellent piano writing and beautiful music) Chopin's Op.28 Preludes They should keep you going for a while ;). Also worth checking out are Mozart and Beethoven's piano sonatas, though I do recomemnd sticking to little miniatures for a while first. Good luck, and welcome to YC :)
  7. gently caress! I hadn't realised you'd replied, scraggy. I was talking about for three horns, yeah. I really dig the way Miles write for three horns, and would defnitely like to have a closer look at that :)
  8. But apart from that... "Your theses are scraggy!" :innocent:
  9. [aside]Is theses pronounced like faeces?[/aside]
  10. Hey :) Just thought I'd chime in with my progress, let you know I haven't been idle ;) There's been no more music happening recently, but I've been reading various parts of both Levine books and learning exciting things. I've also been checking out the music of McCoy Tyner (Tender Moments = :O) and Gil Evans and liking much of what I hear. Birth of Cool has also been listened to an awful lot - very hip stuff. Could we per chance look at some three voice stuff? Seems so much harder than writing in four parts and I'm getting a little lost. :cool:
  11. Because it's just so awesome =) Any brass player who doesn't adore that section isn't a real brass player ;)
  12. Where? 'S a long movement. The subject from the brass fugato? (banking on JT being a trombonist and consequently finding that fugue as awesome as I do)
  13. Bedřich Smetana - Vltava. 's just awesome.
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