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Piano Sonata no. 3


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There's a bit of a difference between this sonata and my previous two. For starters, this is probably a more serious attempt at the genre. 

I've never been a good person to describe my works in non-abstract terms. It is safe to note, though, that various parts of the piece explore septal and quintal harmony as well as a juxtaposition of whole tone tonality amid heavy chromaticism. 

That said, as I mentioned above, this work definitely seems like a strong development in my overall compositional ability. I'm not sure if there is a bit of maturation occurring or what -I'd be interested in everyone's thoughts! 

Hope you enjoy!

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On 3/12/2020 at 2:38 AM, J.Santos said:

I'm not a great fan of this style, and my knowledge is even lesser, but I can see that you made a great job. I liked the character of the presto, remembered me of Stravinsky

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I hadn't thought of Stravinsky as an influence in this sonata. I'm not even sure if I've heard much of his piano literature. At any rate, glad you enjoyed it!

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11 hours ago, maestrowick said:

Style-wise, very Stravinsky. Still, very put well together.  Strong composing sir!  

 

I've listened to a bit of Prokofiev, Stravinsky, and Shostakovitch the last week. I can see the connection to that particular group within the piece. Glad you liked it.

8 hours ago, maestrowick said:

I loved it although this isn't my style. It is well-crafted! Can't wait for the next piece!!

 

Should I take the fact you reviewed twice as a sign you really did enjoy this piece?!? If so, I feel honored that a peer of your caliber likes my compositions. 🙂

In terms of style, while I do tend to levitate more toward chromatic/dissonant harmonic choices, I attempt to present my ideas in ways that are palatable to the ear. I love modern classical -but some pieces -I concede- are very hard to digest (and thus relegated to never being performed). I don't want the same with my work. So, I take a more proactive approach. Glad you enjoy it.

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1 hour ago, jawoodruff said:

I've listened to a bit of Prokofiev, Stravinsky, and Shostakovitch the last week. I can see the connection to that particular group within the piece. Glad you liked it.

Should I take the fact you reviewed twice as a sign you really did enjoy this piece?!? If so, I feel honored that a peer of your caliber likes my compositions. 🙂

In terms of style, while I do tend to levitate more toward chromatic/dissonant harmonic choices, I attempt to present my ideas in ways that are palatable to the ear. I love modern classical -but some pieces -I concede- are very hard to digest (and thus relegated to never being performed). I don't want the same with my work. So, I take a more proactive approach. Glad you enjoy it.

 

yep.  I did 🙂 LOL!!

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