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bkho last won the day on September 19 2019

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About bkho

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  • Birthday June 8

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    I'm a neurologist that practices in the Boston area who loves to write music in his spare time. I played the violin and viola growing up and loved playing in orchestras. I was a music major in college.
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    Music, Reading
  • Favorite Composers
    Beethoven, Brahms, Bach, Dvorak, Mahler, Bruckner
  • My Compositional Styles
    Tonal with influences from Baroque, Classical, and Romantic styles
  • Notation Software/Sequencers
    Finale 2014
  • Instruments Played
    Violin, Viola

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  1. Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique and Beethoven's Symphony no. 7
  2. Kind of reminds me of Beethoven's variations in C minor which takes a simple harmonic progression and varies in a multitude of interesting ways but definitely with some Lisztian flair as previously noted. Well done.
  3. I had to do a double take as I actually posted a moment musical on my youtube page with the exact same picture! Yours is very different from mine (I went more Schubertian, yours is more of the Rachmaninoff way). Very nice work!
  4. It's Trevor Pinnock. The CD cover is at the end of the video.
  5. I have been a longtime member, one of the earliest members on this site even before Chopin took it over when it was a very different iteration. At that time I was truly a "young composer" though I suspect I'm one of the older members on this site now (I only know of one other member who is definitely older than me....). Music is a very serious hobby for me and I studied music in college, though in real life I'm a doctor (a neurologist) and am particularly fascinated between the link of music and the nervous system. Unfortunately, because of the demands of my professional and home life, I have not been as active as I would like but always remain an admiring member from a far at the amazing music contributed on daily basis. This has been a remarkably durable community, that despite natural ebbs and flows, there has always been a strong core membership that has kept it going. My own music is strongly grounded in Western classical music of the 17th-18th century though I'd like to think in my original voice and not as simple pastiche.
  6. Kind of you to offer but I agree, no extensions should be offered. It would not be fair to the entrants who have worked hard to comply with the criteria already set. Anyway, my issue was more of some family medical issues that arose (fortunately appear to be resolving well) that required my focus so I was little beyond the initial sketching phase anyway.
  7. Very nice. Sounds Beethoven inspired, especially with the C minor key and the recurrent triplet "fate rhythm" that is so common in his music. My only minor critigue is that it's doesn't sound too march-like to me, I would probably characterize it more as an overture.
  8. I deeply apologize for the short notice but I will be unable to meet the deadline. Best wishes to all the participants!
  9. Lovely piece. There is a dearth of works that feature the viola and this works very well.
  10. I happen to be a neurologist who treats Alzheimer's patients so I found your background of this piece quite intriguing. Like Tonskald, the Danza movement was my favorite but this is a splendid work all around. There is great balance among the parts which would make it fun to play. The violas especially would welcome the interesting part writing.
  11. I agree with Luis, very Rachmaninoff-ish. I love it!
  12. Mozart’s requiem, tuba mirum Movement.
  13. I have a few questions: 1. Can I assume that shared material can be presented a different meter (e.g. the opening movement is in 4/4 and the following movement is in 3/4, is it okay to reconfigure the theme in 3/4 time)? 2. Can I also assume that the shared material can be presented in a different key? 3. Does all of the shared material have to be in the opening part of the movement? Thanks.
  14. A neat little set of almost mini-etudes which highlight different pianistic techniques, particularly with the left hand. I liked #4 the best since it had a dance-like character than I think elevated it over the others. My only critique may be in #2 as the left hand has lots of parallel 5th which give it a "blocky" kind of character but that may have been deliberate. I enjoyed them though overall. If I could ever convince my daughter to start piano lessons, I'd use these little pieces to help her practice.
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