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bkho last won the day on September 19

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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. Lovely piece. There is a dearth of works that feature the viola and this works very well.
  2. 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.
  3. I agree with Luis, very Rachmaninoff-ish. I love it!
  4. Mozart’s requiem, tuba mirum Movement.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Very nice though it sounds closer to baroque than classical. Similar to Luis' impression, to me it's almost like a concerto grosso for voice, oboe and strings. More of a personal preference but I would have likely to see more interplay/counterpoint among the voices since the vocal lines are predominantly homophonic and tutti. Splendid work otherwise.
  8. Not that I'm too familiar with his work, but it reminds me of Scriabin where the music just seems to flow freely harmonically just skirting the edge of atonality. Very nice and always great to hear a live recording, especially by the composer.
  9. You definitely succeeding producing something very Chopinesque and it's quite lovely. I only wish that there was more of the contrasting section that started at around 2:00 as otherwise it's pretty homogenous but I enjoyed listening to it!
  10. I've uploaded a new revision, largely addressing the unplayability of the fugato section and some other edits.
  11. Many thanks to both for some very valuable and comprehensive feedback! Definitely helpful as I continue to polish it up.
  12. I recently finished this movement for a piano sonata in the classical idiom though hopefully in my own personal style, though Mozart (particularly his own sonata in A minor) and early Beethoven are influences. I wonder in particular if the left hand maybe too repetitive at times and whether the fugato part in the development is actually playable in its current form. Thanks for taking the time to listen and any feedback is much appreciated.
  13. I would consider this more of an invention rather than a fugue but overall quite nice. There are a lot of parallel octaves and fifths and doubling of leading tones which if you are trying to emulate the baroque style, would normally be big no-no's.
  14. I think either "Less is More" or "Poor Form" would be great.
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