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Piano Concerto No.1 in G minor

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Hi all, 

I've not posted anything here for quite a while, been busy with other things, but I've also been working to finish my first fully orchestrated piano concerto.  The first movement was posted here about a year ago, but the second and third movements are new.  The first movement has also been edited and hopefully improved as I added a short cadenza that I felt was missing from the first movement, as well as changing the odd passage here and there.

Anyway, I'm pretty pleased with the final edit.  As always, any comments are welcome and gratefully received.

 

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I remember listening to this gem on Soundcloud, Mark! Your command of the various timbres of the orchestra is nothing short of masterful. A breath of fresh air amid the cold, analytical serialist pieces of most modern composers.

Great job! I look forward to hearing more of your work!

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Thank you so much Tónskáld, I know that the music I write is often thought of as pastiche, that's ok, each to their own, and I can understand what they mean, but I do always try hard to make it still sound like me, even though I use styles and forms that are , for want of a better word, out dated.  So it means a lot to hear that even considering that, there are still people who can put that aside and just enjoy the music.

Kind regards

Mark

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Outdated, schmoutdated! It's quite astounding, really, to think that composers of the mid-to-late 20th century declared that the milenniae of music before them was outmoded and primeval. Like with most postmodern movements, their school of thought conflicted with what we consider to be 'natural'—in this case, the tonal intervals perceived by the human ear. Twelve-tone music, serialism, atonality, whatever you want to call it—it's an interesting (and sometimes useful) construct, but it greatly diminishes the beauty of music, in my opinon. Rather than flow with my soul, it goes against its grain. I'm not saying it's bad music, I'm just saying it's not beautiful. To me.

But, like you said, each to their own. I'm glad to see there are still composers out there who create music "the old-fashioned way."

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Thank you Theo,  I really appreciate it. Knowing your music, which I consider extremely well written, it means a lot to hear this from you.

Regards Mark

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