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Valse nr 5, revision

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Hello,

Recently, I posted this waltz,  but after getting some comments, I decided to make some changes.

I removed the 4/4 part of the piece, and replaced it with 3/4 (as it should be).

I think that this was a significant improvement, what do you think?

 

 

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Sounds pretty good! Personally I think all the fermatas really broke up the flow of the music. You were slappin' those babies into every phrase. That's probably just a stylistic thing but I thought I'd mention it. It's really good though. Good enough for me to forgive your cruelty in writing with so many sharps. Thanks for sharing!

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Beautifully done, Johan! I didn't mind the 4/4 section (I'm an iconoclast at heart), but the current version sounds like you had composed it that way to begin with. Nice work!

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15 hours ago, KJthesleepdeprived said:

Sounds pretty good! Personally I think all the fermatas really broke up the flow of the music. You were slappin' those babies into every phrase. That's probably just a stylistic thing but I thought I'd mention it. It's really good though. Good enough for me to forgive your cruelty in writing with so many sharps. Thanks for sharing!

 

Thanks a lot for your comments. You are absolutey right about the fermatas ! You will see that the uploaded score is now revised. I kept the fermatas where I  think they are justified. The ubiquitous fermatas were due to an accidental carry-over from another score. I usually work with two scores; one for electronic playback and a final one for real musicians. Without the fermatas in the playback version, you would get the impression of a steam engine at work. In a real performance, the pianist will of course  intuitively feel where to make tempo changes, small pauses, rubatos etc.. This is very difficult to achieve with an electronic playback, but it is better than nothing.

The choice of key is very important for me. If I would transpose the piece to another key, it would sound strange for me.

Thanks again for your very useful feedback!

 

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5 hours ago, Tónskáld said:

Beautifully done, Johan! I didn't mind the 4/4 section (I'm an iconoclast at heart), but the current version sounds like you had composed it that way to begin with. Nice work!

 

Thank you Tónskáld for your nice words. I think that the first version was basically OK, but then, a waltz goes of course in 3/4 .

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