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Here is my new piece, a Piano Chamberto (Chamber concerto), for Piano, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon. 

This has been a long project, my most ambitious piece to-date in terms of complexity - I'm really glad to have finished it at last! 🙂

The goal was to use a format similar to Classical-era Piano concertos, but with a reduced set of instruments.

Please let me know what you think!

Dan

 

 

 

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Wow, that is a really good piece. I think you have perfectly achieved your goal. Formwise and harmony-like sounds like a classical piano concerto, arranged for chamber group. Bright optimistic character, good interplay between parts and nice use of triplets. Well done! 

You could write a second and third movement to round the piece.

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It reminds me of Mozart's concertos. The piano certainly sounds similar to something that Mozart would write. And the interplay of motives across the woodwinds and eventually the piano is just beautiful. And I like how the piano, while being the soloist, is not overwhelming the woodwinds. I have sometimes had that issue of the piano overwhelming the woodwinds, especially the case for the flute and even more so in a duet score. And this is with me taking into consideration the interplay between instruments and writing sections that highlight the character and capabilities of such woodwind instruments.

I think you did a good job composing your piece and I do agree that you could add a second and third movement, but just this first movement alone is beautiful and well written.

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Delightful.   The piano part is relatively understated, more of a complementary part of the ensemble rather than a featured soloist and not too difficult.  This would be fun to perform for an intermediate level ensemble.

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Thanks for your comments Caters and bkho 😊

I agree about the relative simplicity of the piano, but I just didn't think I could maintain the balance between the parts otherwise. I guess it depends on the piece! 

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A delightful piece! It's very nicely constructed, and you have succeeded in capturing the essence and style of a classical piano concerto. I like your harmonic choices very much, and the piano line provides a very even balance with the winds. There were some notes I wasn't entirely sure worked perfectly, but they didn't take away from the overall experience. I enjoyed listening to it very much. Also, I agree with the others who commented here, I think a couple more movements would add nicely to the piece, but it works fine as it is. Great job!

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