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Here now my final movement of my string quartett in C-Major with a main theme based on Beethoven's last sketches for a string quintett: http://gerdprengel.de/WoO62_4.mp3

a working sheet as a preliminary score is attached 

This movement means very much to me...

Gerd

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Good morning, Gerd,

A most accomplished work. There's nothing to criticise. It is so Beethoven-like if I may say so, going a little beyond his 1826 efforts. Beautiful writing, a complicated interplay of parts and a superbly balanced performance.

Was it a live performance?

Anyway, a gifted piece of work.

All the best,

Dane

Gerd,

 This is quite amazing. I am just wondering to be sure. This is in no way Beethoven's work, yet based on it? 

Wonderful work here!

Thank you, I am glad you like it!

Dane, it is rendered by my beloved NotePerformer - I am glad that you considered it to be a live performance - I wish it was :-)

Tim, only the 4 bar main theme is by Beethoven. The elaboration of it is mine. This theme is so capable for manifold developments ... 

Gerd

Well, Gerd, you're not a surprise anymore. So it is your mastery of counterpoint.

The movement soon turns into a baroque-early classic style, which I think fully embrace Beethoven's spirit, given his devotion to Handel.

Another great work. I wish I could event think such a counterpoint even once in my life.

Thank you, Gabriele, for your appreciation. Yes, I ADORE counterpoint embedded in my pieces to create a sence of transcedence but mostly they are only rather short. I wish I could some day also do longer counterpoint passages which so far exceeds my capabilities ... 

Gerd

That came as a surprise. The performance is indeed polished and brings out the complex scoring well. Others seem to have trouble balancing the dynamics even with this software. I didn't comment on the score because there was nothing to say... except, yes, you'd need good quartet players to bring it off with the verve of your rendering.

Gerd Prengel said:

Thank you, I am glad you like it!

Dane, it is rendered by my beloved NotePerformer - I am glad that you considered it to be a live performance - I wish it was :-)

Tim, only the 4 bar main theme is by Beethoven. The elaboration of it is mine. This theme is so capable for manifold developments ... 

Gerd

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