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Hello,

Here is a sound file (computer generated) of my first piano sonata (in D-minor). I wrote most of it many years ago, but now I had some spare time to review and improve it.

The piece consists of three movements, in a classical style. Unfortunately I cannot provide you with the score for the moment (there are still a number of  issues), but in any case, I would be grateful if you could listen to it and provide me with your opinion.

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Listened to the whole thing in one sitting... delightful! The lyricism was apparent throughout—in fact, it reminded me of Gilbert & Sullivan quite a bit—and you turned the dial back and forth between minor and major modalities. I enjoyed the leitmotifs that popped up in each movement (or at least the first and last). I also found the unobtrusiveness of the piece relaxing and tasteful.

All in all, an elegant and refined work. Thank you for sharing.

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On 5/13/2020 at 5:03 PM, Tónskáld said:

Listened to the whole thing in one sitting... delightful! The lyricism was apparent throughout—in fact, it reminded me of Gilbert & Sullivan quite a bit—and you turned the dial back and forth between minor and major modalities. I enjoyed the leitmotifs that popped up in each movement (or at least the first and last). I also found the unobtrusiveness of the piece relaxing and tasteful.

All in all, an elegant and refined work. Thank you for sharing.

 

 

On 5/13/2020 at 5:38 PM, Barcarolle said:

Wow, it sounds totally awesome for me. I loved it !

 

Thank you very much Jörfi for listening to the whole piece and I really appreciate your comments. I am very glad that you liked it.  It was one of my early compositions and I was actually quite satisfied with it when I wrote it. However, I knew that I had to make a number of amendments, but left it in the drawer for many years. Now, during this corona pandemic, I have more time to finish and improve my older works.  I don´t know if there would be any interest to see the score. In that case, I could upload it in due time.

Also Barcarolle, Thank you for listening and I am glad that you enjoyed it!

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This is without doubt above average quality, I can't put a finger exactly in which style is this music in, I personally like it. It seems a mixture of late classic period with romantic influences of brahms for example, I don't know. You sure write very well! I like it a lot

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On 5/16/2020 at 12:20 AM, antimusicale said:

This is without doubt above average quality, I can't put a finger exactly in which style is this music in, I personally like it. It seems a mixture of late classic period with romantic influences of brahms for example, I don't know. You sure write very well! I like it a lot

 

Thanks a lot, antimusicale, for your feedback. I am glad that you like the piece. It is indeed a sort of late romantic style. At the time I wrote it,  I was particularly influenced by Beethoven, Schubert and, in fact Brahms( impressive that you noticed this!) . It is always difficult to specify influences from other composers. These things pop up randomly.

 

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Thats delightful!

It reminds me of Schubert's style, with simple and lovely melodic lines and rich harmony with lots of infletions. You master very good exploring a variety of textures and variations on simple motifs. Very consistent job 😉

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On 5/17/2020 at 5:25 PM, Guillem82 said:

Thats delightful!

It reminds me of Schubert's style, with simple and lovely melodic lines and rich harmony with lots of infletions. You master very good exploring a variety of textures and variations on simple motifs. Very consistent job 😉

 

Thank you very much for your feedback! You are correct about Schubert´s style, he is in fact one of my favourite composers, and obviously, it seems that I cannot avoid to be influenced by him. 

I found your remark about simple motifs interesting. I try to keep my motifs/melodies simple ( but I do not always succeed so well). It can be dangerous to load a piece of music with a lot of different melodies. There is a risk that it becomes both confusing and boring. And when you think of it: Some of the most beautiful music, created by the best composers was based on only one, extremely simple motif.   

 

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Schubert is also one of my favourite composers. He admire both Mozart and Beethoven, who influenced his music, but definitely has his own style. 

I agree, using many ideas in one piece isnt good, exploring and transforming one single idea makes it much more interesting :)

 

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