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Well then, I want to ask for some feedback on this symphonic work (still in progress). I named it for the moment "Waldszenen / Forest Scenes" - synonymously for some of the moods in it. The "end" is the beginning of the part following, I'll write it as a fugato. Do you think the development is understandable? Do the "weird" parts fit to the rest! Is it worth to continue? Or whatsoever you think it's worth to be criticized.
Many thanks in advance!
I don't think it's weird, I like it. Nice and eerie and quite pretty...
Rudi.. The orchestration is very very good. It uses instruments to their best advantage and the sound is completely right for the mood, and in fact, probably creates the mood. There are things in this that remind me of Mahler and that I mean as a compliment. There is a certain sense of darkness that borders on being "creepy" but I think thats what we generally experience when going, for example, from a bright sunshine filled meadow into the forest where the sun is filtered and maybe never even reaches the ground. Weird little creatures, real or imagined, scurry about and we feel eyes on us but never see the watchers. Things are murky and there is a feeling of un-reality but not unpleasently so. You have convyed this complex mood perfectly.
You MUST continue work on this. It is very good, entertaining and enjoyable. Please post more when able.
Pretty good, Rudi. I like the quick rhythmic parts. Did you use 12-tone rows?
I enjoyed your Waldszen/Forest Scene because you painted a picture with a sense of wonder and and a sense of danger. I think the vibrational qualities of the wind instruments made it feel like there were birds in a forest while the percussive shakers gave it the sense of a quiet alarm. I think you could easily expand this work. Please keep us updated on your progress. :)
Hi Rudi, this work is certainly worth continuing. It contains beautiful pastoral images, humor scenes, contrasting instrument combinations, rhythms and harmonies. As to the critique (although not too constructive), you should develop the music form. It is not entirely clear for me (I perceive several beautiful fragments without dramatic development). I think you have 2 options: a) remain in pastoral environment, like in 2th movement of Beethoven's 6th, and add something unexpected, e.g. nightingale or echoes; b) to grow a strength to a distinctive culmination. Both "a" and "b" can be implemented. Once more, the sound textures are very attractive.