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Hi Everyone:)

This is my latest Piano Concerto No.1, written for Piano Solo and String Orchestra.  Currently, the Concerto only have 1 movement, Presto - Vivace - Presto - Allegro. (Please tell me if you want me to write 1/ 2 more movements:D)

This is my very first concerto of this kind, and I am tempted to experiment the balance between Strings and Piano. I also attempt to use some chromatics and implement my favourite tuplet-against-duplet rhythmic pattern throughout the piece. Not sure if both techniques are appropriately done? 

This is my first time writing excerpts for Solo Piano, and I think I made it feasible as possible? Will it be too easy for a pianist to show-off? (I suppose someone will say so:P) 

Also, what do you think about the music in general? Particularly the development?

Thank you!

HoYin

 

 

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I'm not sure if it's the sound fonts but I found it very difficult to distinguish the sounds of the strings, it sounded a bit cluttered and muffled to me. The beginning was hard to understand, but when it reached the D section. It was beautiful legato section with romantic sounds. G section reminded me of Bartok, very nice. Overall, it's a very interesting piece but I had trouble understanding some sections as they became cluttered with sound. Might I recommend thinning out the orchestration, and expanding as you develop versus having everyone come in at once at the beginning. 

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 I also agree that the sounds is a bit muffled to me. I hope there can be woodwinds also with the strings.

Maybe you can do some fanfare or introduction at the start before the piano solo.

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Nice modern piano concerto! It's not the vortuosic type of concerto, though. I don't remember the name of this type of concerto. You can check out @Maarten Bauer's piano concerto called Octaves to find the answer.

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Thank you all for the comments!

@Sepharite  @zhenkang The muffling sound may due to my Soundfont (Orchestra Soundfont 2 COMBO), and/or my average Mixing techniques:P 

I tried changing the Panorama Position and Reverbs of the instruments. The fixed version is as follows and I am not sure if it makes the strings less blurred.

@zhenkang Thank you for the response! At the moment, I am not too familiar with the Winds and more experimentation is needed. So I didn't add the wind section this time. I surely will add the Wind section in the future to make the piece richer in texture ;)

@ilv Thank you for the appreciation! I cannot find a good appropriate term for this kind of concerto though, but it's definitely contemporary since the orchestra is not necessarily an accompaniment of the Piano:) 

 

 

     

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On 16-10-2017 at 12:28 AM, ilv said:

Nice modern piano concerto! It's not the vortuosic type of concerto, though. I don't remember the name of this type of concerto. You can check out @Maarten Bauer's piano concerto called Octaves to find the answer.

 

Unfortunately, I cannot remember the name neither. Maybe you, HoYin, can take a look at my piano concerto, so that you get the idea of an 'interactive piano concerto,' as I will call it now.
In the interactive piano concerto there is a fine balance between the strings and the piano, so there is not a real soloist.
One might speak of a Concerto for piano and strings.

https://www.youngcomposers.com/t35525/piano-concerto-octaves/

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