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 have been working for a while on my first proper attempt at writing a piano sonata. Here is the complete double exposition, albeit un-orchestrated. 

I would much appreciate feedback + ideas on how to approach writing the development section. The development section is already underway but, it has not reached the same level of completion as the exposition.

Also, ideas on orchestration would be appreciated as well as comments on the form.

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Yay I can get into the link and listen to it! However I cannot read the PDF...

On 11/2/2022 at 1:00 AM, Louisf said:

would much appreciate feedback + ideas on how to approach writing the development section.

I would be really excited to see the orchestrated version of the piece! There are so many devices you can use in the development. For me the development is a place to discover the potentiality of the opening materials and intensify them. You can chop them up, add excitement to it, modulate, combine themes from 1st and 2nd subject, invert the theme, find the basics of the theme by reducing it to its core, extend the theme with new materials etc.

I don't have the score here. I feel like the excitement is very good here with the added difficulty of the piano. I think you can modulate further since I find most of the development section in B minor and D major, the keys used in exposition. Getting into a new key means having new ground of the themes to be developed, esp. in the common practice music.

On 11/2/2022 at 1:00 AM, Louisf said:

Also, ideas on orchestration would be appreciated

Will you use a basic orchestration or an extended late romantic one? That is the starting point considering the orchestration! 

On 11/2/2022 at 1:00 AM, Louisf said:

have been working for a while on my first proper attempt at writing a piano sonata. Here is the complete double exposition, albeit un-orchestrated. 

Actually I will suggest you to write a piank sonata first to write a piano concerto. The orchestration and the double exposition may affect your concentration on the usage of sonata form, though I find the form very well executed here.

Thanks for sharing! Hope we can listen to your final work soon!

Henry

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Hello Henry,

 

I am now planning on reducing the ideas that I have written into a piano sonata to make it more manageable. 

Thank you for the advice, it is definitely appreciated.

 

Louis 

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Yeah would be really excited to see your progress! I think composing a concerto is a really difficult thing and I don't dare try it!! Maybe it's better to learn to write a single exposition first to write a double one!! Hope you can finish your piano sonata soon and share it here!!

Henry

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