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Hello everybody!

I just finished my Piano Concerto No.1 ''Octaves'' in f minor. The Concerto consists of only one movement: Allegro con brio.
The music is, of course, written for piano and string orchestra.
The goal for me to write this piano concerto was to learn more about how to write for piano and how to write in a more classical, early romantic style. Note that I added some more contemporary elements as well. 

The concerto is in free Sonata Form: Exposition - Exposition repetition with piano (classical) || Development (many more modern elements) || Recapitulation without the second theme.
I ommited the second theme in the recapitulation, because I felt like this theme was already 'mentioned' too frequently. Furtheremore, ending with the first theme sounds fine to me.

What do you think about the music? Particularly the development? 
*The lay-out of the score still has to be done.

Piano_Concerto_No.1_''Octaves''.mp3

Maarten

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I love it. It's really "Neo", thanks God... You succeed in writing for the piano, some parts are very well done and detailed. What I like is it keeps my interest all the time because even with the main motives, it's a continuous surprise.

I also think you did well using only a string orchestra, just to focus on the piano writing, as it was your goal.

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11 minutes ago, Luis Hernández said:

I love it. It's really "Neo", thanks God... You succeed in writing for the piano, some parts are very well done and detailed. What I like is it keeps my interest all the time because even with the main motives, it's a continuous surprise.

I also think you did well using only a string orchestra, just to focus on the piano writing, as it was your goal.

 

Thank you! I am glad that you like the music!

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Very nice piece. I did notice the harmonic issues I pointed out earlier, but they're a tiny deal, anyway. I'm just curious as to why you called it octaves. Also, I think you used a diminished triad to harmonize something, and I don't think it was the best idea. At around 5:02, I think there was a prominent leading tone in both the melody line and the bass line, which isn't the nicest.

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1 hour ago, ilv said:

Very nice piece. I did notice the harmonic issues I pointed out earlier, but they're a tiny deal, anyway. I'm just curious as to why you called it octaves. Also, I think you used a diminished triad to harmonize something, and I don't think it was the best idea. At around 5:02, I think there was a prominent leading tone in both the melody line and the bass line, which isn't the nicest.

 

Thanks! I valled it "Octaves" because there are many octaves present in the piece, both melodically and harmonically.

Do you mean that the leading tones are not resolved?

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4 hours ago, Maarten Bauer said:

Thanks! I valled it "Octaves" because there are many octaves present in the piece, both melodically and harmonically.

Do you mean that the leading tones are not resolved?

 

Not necessarily. I'm talking about two prominent leading tones occuring in both the melody and bass lines simultaneously.

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I'm the type of composer who doesn't listen to a piece based on how it was created, but more so on the detail in emotion and how intense it makes the hairs on my skin crawl, and I must insist this brought shivers down my spine. 

Splendid work! I love how your left and right hand work simultaneously; sounds very unique. As you know I'm a major fan of string instruments so I'm taking huge inspiration from how you work your strings. Just wow man.

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4 minutes ago, LostSamurai said:

I'm the type of composer who doesn't listen to a piece based on how it was created, but more so on the detail in emotion and how intense it makes the hairs on my skin crawl, and I must insist this brought shivers down my spine. 

Splendid work! I love how your left and right hand work simultaneously; sounds very unique. As you know I'm a major fan of string instruments so I'm taking huge inspiration from how you work your strings. Just wow man.

 

Thank you so much! Your opinion means a lot to me!

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Always brother. 

As I said, I'm a fan of emotion; whenever I write I tend to aim to make the listener feel various emotions by any means (which usually results in awkward chord progressions haha) However, your piece reached beyond those limits and it is highly appreciated that something such as this that is rich with detail can be shared. And for that, I thank you. 

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32 minutes ago, Donethur said:

WOW, this is great! :), it bringed a lot of colours and emotions to my mind (or perception?). Simply beautiful and obviously, what a hard work behind.

 

Thank you Donethur!

There was indeed hard work behind, but it is totally worth it, because you find it nice!

Thanks again, your opinion means a lot to me.

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