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 Hi, here's the complete sonata of which I posted the first movement a few months ago... I would be very grateful for your feedback!

 

 

 

 

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I think I like the 4th movement the best.  To me it seems the most balanced between thematic unity and variety.  The ideas are quite musical and keep my attention throughout the length of the piece and there's much interesting interplay between the soloist and the pianist.  So great job there!

Contrast that with the 2nd movement:911057914_Screenshot2022-05-0510_02_50PM.png.36a8f60d1355fd165dfee7cb182c5ac2.png  The repetition here of the same exact rhythm 6 times in a row is mundane and pedestrian.  Regardless of the pitches you choose, the rhythm just does not create musical interest (at least to me).  There's no variety and given also that I don't particularly like slow movements (usually), this really turns me off.  You could bring some variety to this melody by mixing things up rhythmically, giving the melody peaks and troughs or even rests, cadences or something.  Also, even though you're writing for the violin which does not need to breathe, it would make your phrases more natural sounding if they had breath, like a kind of punctuation between statements in a sentence.

Anyways, that's my take on that.  Thanks for sharing and keep writing music!

Peter

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Thank you, Peter! Your comments are always spot on and encouraging. I appreciate it! Especially the point about breathing. I can tell (better after your observation) that there often is a lack of "punctuation" in what I write. Also, I remember your reservations about slow movements and I was very proud that you didn't dislike a slow bassoon movement I posted some time ago 🙂 I see your points about uniformity, and I'll keep them in mind for next time. Thanks again!

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