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A set of two nocturnes! I am going to write a few nocturnes in minor keys as well, so don't worry if these are too happy for you. My dark and brooding side is yet to come in the form of a symphony! Enjoy this for now! (You can see how I was originally going to start the B-flat major prelude in D minor!) Please give all the criticism you can.

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I like them a lot, but I think there's lack of originality (don't misunderstand me). I explain: I only can hear Chopin. There's nothing out of Chopinesque style. I know you may love him and want to imitate him, but as Stravinsky said "geniuses don't try to imitate, they steal". What this want to says is that either you bring something that let us feel your own style or something special, either you need to make that style as yours as possible (againgiving it a special touch). About the composition, I couldn't see anything to improve, either the composition forms, but about the style and emotions, there I think you miss something of yourself.

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Thank you very much for taking the time to review it! Honestly, I believe you are definitely correct. I do tend to play more Chopin on my piano than any other composer, (ballades, nocturnes, etudes etc.) But, I think that since I play him so much, his style is starting to seep into me. Now I am learning Rachmaninoff's Concerto no. 2 and 3, and also composing a piano concerto of my own, (you can see where this is going!) But, I honestly am just trying to follow this one quote I heard somewhere: If you rip off an artist, people will just say you are the next *artist's name*. But, if you rip off a hundred artists, people will comment that you are so original. I guess that right there is the secret to originality! Thanks anyways and good day!

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1 minute ago, Sahil Sidhu said:

Thank you very much for taking the time to review it! Honestly, I believe you are definitely correct. I do tend to play more Chopin on my piano than any other composer, (ballades, nocturnes, etudes etc.) But, I think that since I play him so much, his style is starting to seep into me. Now I am learning Rachmaninoff's Concerto no. 2 and 3, and also composing a piano concerto of my own, (you can see where this is going!) But, I honestly am just trying to follow this one quote I heard somewhere: If you rip off an artist, people will just say you are the next *artist's name*. But, if you rip off a hundred artists, people will comment that you are so original. I guess that right there is the secret to originality! Thanks anyways and good day!

 

That same thing happens with me and Beethoven. Beethoven is my favorite composer and I listen to him so much that just about every one of my compositions has a Beethoven vibe somewhere in there.

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