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  1. Quite great analysis, eventhought there's somethings I dont agree, thanks. For example, these pieces are intended to be very short (1-2 minutes as much). That's why it's really hard to do, since you need to concentrate a lot of material in single minute or 2. For the III I prefer it as it is. The étude VII, it's intentionally made to be have those rythms (study focused on rythm, arpegios and scales, and even two part voicing, forcing not even, but odd). The Counterpoint i agree can be improved, but is the best I can do with the time I have and knowledge, I might fix it later. For the rondo (VIII) same, I prefer it being short and only with an extra movement that is a far mixed variation of the first and second section. with a very little coddetta.
  2. Here's my little album of short pieces for piano. It will last over 13-15 minutes, since is not finished yet, only a bit of more work It's almost completed, but the étude and chorale lack of development. The chorale won't be very long, but 2 different sections of 8~ and the étude just lacks of a larger section where it develops and recapitulates to C major theme. I won't make a study or explanation of any other piece, unless someone tells me to, since I don't have the time, but you can ask anything :P. If I had to tell my influences or inspirations in each piece from most to less (being it melody, harmonic, or style reminiscences, more than variations or imitations): I. Mozart/Haydn/Diabelli II. Chopin/Shostakovich/Mozart III. Beethoven/Haydn IV. Schubert/Rachmaninoff V. Schumman/Beethoven VI. Bach/Scarlatti/Schumman VII. Czerny/Burmuller/Beethoven VIII. Diabelli/Clementi/Beethoven IX. Mozart/Bach X. Chopin/Schubert/Schumman Which one do you prefer the most? Mines are definitivelly the Rondo in G major (VIII), the Bagatella in G major (III, another Rondo, indeed) and the Ballade in A minor (X)
  3. A rondo mostly has a coda (ABABC or ABABAC) but this one doesn't, that's why I thought of it as quasi rondo. Indeed, you made a high guess on the similarities, since is kinda inspired on Diabelli's music (vienesse), but I don't think Mozart is the one that far. Thanks a lot for your kind words, they fill me with please.
  4. I agree I agree with such idea a bit, then we dont think so distintc at all. For me an example is as I said, transform of Baroque sonata to allegro, for example
  5. I dont disagree with that, you're mistaking me, with my answer i mean when someone takes a sonata, and doesn't makes a multi-movement work that relates them, in the actual day meaning. For example the first sonatas where a single movement work which intention was similar to Intermezzo (example, Handel sonatas or Scarlatti sonatas), then they became a multi-movement work of related material, with later baroque sonatas, and finally in classical time, they become the most common allegro sonatas. I think those changes are necessary and I don't really see bad calling It like that, at least if you're inventing a new form, but if you use other structures and go too far away you will make confusing material and the nature of a form will be deformed. There's already freeier forms, such Preludes, Études, Fantasías, etc...
  6. Thanks, but I have to agree to Caters in the fact that the piece doesnt suit the style, and I also think we should use proper names, why not calling andante cantabile, instead of Bagatella if it doesnt really suit? My opinion is a bit contrary to yours in that sense, and only i would call things as proper, or at least when the model is based. I changed It to andante cantabile in g Major, and maybe later try a real agile, short piece and call It bagatella. Thanks for your words, Luis
  7. A composition is note necessarily defined as the form of X composer used them mostly. That's different than an allegro-sonata form, which IS greatlt defined. A bagatella is a rather faster piece and as the title means "losing the time" is the character of It. Meanwhile is true is not an agile piece, I used that form because I thought it feated the character of It, nonetheless. Other things you said, about the form (which i said quasi-rondo, not rondo, which makes what you said starting from a wrong POV) it's as a said, it's not definied at all for bagatella, you shoudlnt fix forma that trully are not the character of the piece. I may call It just andante. Lastly I strongly disagree with the time signature, 3/4 doesn't even fit there at all
  8. Here's my new composition: A bagatella with quasi-rondo structure (not including usual coda, but again variated theme A). Your thoughts?
  9. Then put it at the worst in any case given. Think as if i'm not gonna participate, but I will try to do so. The most important part of this competition for me is not winning (I don't even think i would) but participate, and improve or practice my composition, even if im not considered in, i would love to share my work if i get to do so.
  10. Gracias por todos tus comentarios! (hablemos en inglés, ya que el foro es angloparlante) I'm glad you like some of my works, and especially I don't consider myself really good, but i try my best, again thanks for your kind words and I will try to look at those mistakes.
  11. I will join as participant! Edit: If for any reason I can't get to upload my work because my uni. grade, I might be able to judge, since it take less time and preparations, if there's no enough judges
  12. A sonatina, this short work is yet to be refined, but most of it is already defined
  13. Short piece in honor to Rachmaninoff.
  14. Short composition, in honor to Tchaikovsky. Called it "Little toy soldiers"
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