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Theodore Servin

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About Theodore Servin

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    My name is Theodore Servin. I’m a 17-year-old composer of late romantic music. I am also a pianist, and I usually play my own works.
    My favorite type of music is Romantic, though I also love Baroque, Classical, and a little bit of Impressionist music. I also like some jazz music, particularly Baroque-style jazz. I absolutely adore Russian music, both classical and popular folk music.

    My Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk5ruZl0V4gHj5R_q2d5OJg/featured
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    Music, drawing
  • Favorite Composers
    Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Saint-Saens, Catoire, Dvorak, Bach, Beethoven, Myaskovsky
  • My Compositional Styles
    Tonal: mostly late-romantic
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  1. I really like this piece! I love your sense for proportion within a free form, and how you imbued deep emotion into your piece. Great job! 😄
  2. Welcome, Ali! I'm glad you found the site! I like your sonata! I've already heard it before, and I still think it's really nice! I especially liked the fugato in the first movement. You have a good understanding of classical formal and harmonic makeup. I can really hear the influence of Beethoven in your music. I hope you post more beautiful works such as this one! Meanwhile, you can get familiar with the site's inner workings, and consider commenting on other composers' works as well. I hope you find yourself at home here!
  3. It's totally playable. Sure, some parts are slightly more difficult than others, but it's totally within the range of an experienced pianist. Well done!
  4. This is indeed a really beautiful composition. Like @jawoodruff says, I don't understand why this piece doesn't have all that many comments. I love the constant flow of the melody and the harmonies, and the way the piano sounds like waves on the ocean. Very beautiful!
  5. Thank you both so much, @wesleymiller and @Mikebat321! I really appreciate your comments! 😄
  6. @Carl Clausewitz I have just sent you the score. Please enjoy!
  7. Very nice fugue! I did notice some parallel fifths and octaves, but I don't know if that was intentional or not. I don't think it's repetitive, and I like the harmonic and melodic complexity of the piece. Overall, very well done!
  8. Thank you, @Guillem82! i appreciate your compliments! Happy New Year! 😀
  9. These are very interesting pieces! I like the catchy rhythms and harmonic progressions very much. Also, I like the way you wrote for piano. Like @Luis Hernández, I'm particularly fond of the first ponteio, but these are all well-crafted works! Congratulations!
  10. Thank you for commenting, @Jean Szulc! That is a good suggestion, to have a section of the piece be more sparse than the rest of it. I actually did have a moment were the piece was slowed down substantially, but decided it didn't really fit, as I was aiming for emotional consistency. I guess I could have achieved that without changing the emotional character, though. I really appreciate your insight and suggestions, as well as your compliments!
  11. Very beautiful indeed! Your understanding of writing for the piano is excellent, and the music is very flowing and attractive. Well done!
  12. Thank you for commenting, @jawoodruff! That's quite a compliment. I'm glad you liked the way the lyrical material was executed here. You are right about thematic contrast being important, as in the cases of Beethoven's slow movements that you mentioned. The idea of this movement, however, was to simply use this one melody. The reasons will become clearer when I release the full work. That said, I suppose I could have introduced some more contrasting ideas.
  13. Thank you for commenting, @Monarcheon! I really appreciate your insight and compliments! I admit, I was a little worried about how people would react to the constant repetitive motion of the theme throughout the piece. On the other hand, I couldn't really see any other way of utilizing it in a meaningful way (also, I didn't have much time to think about it - there was a deadline that had to be met for this piece). However, I'm very happy to hear that you still liked the way the piece was constructed overall, so thank you again!
  14. Hello everyone, Again, it's been a while since I have posted anything, and I figured I might as well post something I'm currently working on, my Piano Quartet no. 2. The complete work is almost done, and will hopefully be out soon. The performance is at the Ameropa International Chamber Music Summer School in Prague, Czech Republic. As usual, I'm playing the piano part. I apologize about the poor quality of the recording. I hope you all enjoy, and happy holidays, everyone! 🙂
  15. I'm Theodore. I joined this site a little over a year ago, and mostly compose late-romantic music. I try to maintain my own voice in my music, and try not to make it too stylized. I play the piano, and often play my own music. I have a YouTube channel, where a lot of my music can be found, all real performances: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk5ruZl0V4gHj5R_q2d5OJg/featured. My works mostly comprises of piano and chamber music. I am grateful for existence of this wonderful site. I'm really glad there is a place online for composers to share their music and communicate with other composers. I hope it may continue to have a long and prosperous existence!
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