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A few days ago someone took a look on my previously uploaded piano piece here which inspired me to write something new for this glorious instrument since I don't feel really able to work with it. I've already done some things that consist of one or more pianos (Concerto, Quintet and some orchestral works) but not as a pure soloist. I took Ravel and Janáček as my examples for this because I simply adore works by these genius composers.

After Walt Whitman will be a cycle of short piano pieces inspired by my very favorite poet WW - it's inspired mostly by single verses/lines as is written at the beginning of each movement. I'll upload more of them when I'm done with setting it up to my PC.

I'd appreciate comments on both compositional/pianistic elements, although I'm quite sure about used piano techniques - I'm a pianist myself. Thank you, guys, for listening!

After Walt Whitman

I. ... your body has become not yours only ...

II. Flaunt out O sea your separate flags of nations!

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Hi Filip,

This is quite nice! Lovely and affecting. I particularly enjoyed the harmony and the way you build excitement. At times Ravel came to mind, although I don't think it's imitative of Ravel. Well done!

Gav

Thank you all, I'm glad you like it! Soon I'll upload other parts.

Nikola: I appreciate all kinds of comments, I believe every musician/composer can say something valuable to me since we all do feel music in our own way, no matter if you can explain all the functions of advanced tonality or whatever from music theory.

The second part added and the third one coming soon!

Beautifully done, I enjoyed these, thanks for posting. The playing is very expressive which makes all the difference, this is a live recording I assume?

I'm having trouble hearing the 5 against 4 rhythms in the first piece but I have cheap little speakers and don't hear well generally, I'll try again later with a good set of headphones.

It's little bit of cheating, haha, it's still mostly computer playing with me doing only some of the main details :) These 5 against 4 rhytms are not supposed to be precisely clear which might be confusing, it's mainly about harmonies.

Thank you anyway!

Ingo Lee said:

Beautifully done, I enjoyed these, thanks for posting. The playing is very expressive which makes all the difference, this is a live recording I assume?

I'm having trouble hearing the 5 against 4 rhythms in the first piece but I have cheap little speakers and don't hear well generally, I'll try again later with a good set of headphones.

Very clever!  If you'd said the recording was all Sibelius I was going to ask how you did that too, nice piece.

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