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    Randomly Generated Numbers (Piano album 2018)
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My second symphony

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fabio Biolcati Dec 14, 2020. 6 Replies

Hello everybodyIt´s been a long time since I last posted anything here. Well, here is my latest work. It is way shorter than my first symphony (17 minutes against 52), especially because it only…Continue

My first fugue (in four voices)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ingo Lee Mar 20, 2020. 1 Reply

Hello everybody!I'm sharing here with you all my first attempt at writing a fugue in four voices.I wrote it as an answer to a quarantine challenge of a friend of mine, inviting all musicians he knew…Continue

My first symphony

Started this discussion. Last reply by Valerio Dalla Ragione Oct 31, 2019. 11 Replies

Hello everybodyI've finally completed my first symphony. I began working on it in 2017 and have finished a few weeks ago.It's in four movements and I've had it played by Sibelius|Ultimate and…Continue

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Sonata for Piano and Flute

Started this discussion. Last reply by Valerio Dalla Ragione Oct 24, 2019. 2 Replies

Hello everybodyThis is the second time I'm posting some work of mine. I've already had many rich exchanges on this forum, both about your and my music, so I'm looking forward to read any of your…Continue

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Fabio Biolcati replied to Valerio Dalla Ragione's discussion My second symphony
"Me too regretting the days when “ostinato” meant Bruckner and Mahler, not cheap Hans Zimmer impersonators. (Disclaimer: HZ music is often terrific)"
Dec 14, 2020
Saul Gefen replied to Valerio Dalla Ragione's discussion My second symphony
"I would start the symphony from 2:53. The string passages are too long for my taste, it is like saying a word for a long time, instead of communicating with phrases. As I'm listening well into the 7th minute I have heard nothing substantial or…"
Dec 14, 2020
Valerio Dalla Ragione replied to Valerio Dalla Ragione's discussion My second symphony
"Thank you all for the comments! In chronological order: Dane: Sorry for the late reply, I´m happy to read that you liked it. I thought it would work as a symphony - or its nutshell, at least - as it's structured (loosely) on sonata form.…"
Dec 14, 2020
Fabio Biolcati replied to Valerio Dalla Ragione's discussion My second symphony
"Impressive work, Valerio. Listening at it again after leaving comment on YT. I can hear echoes of the finest Italian orchestral tradition here. My only complaint — a matter of personal taste indeed — is for some of the ostinato passages.…"
Dec 14, 2020
Claude Werner replied to Valerio Dalla Ragione's discussion My second symphony
Dec 9, 2020
Dane Aubrun replied to Valerio Dalla Ragione's discussion My second symphony
"A nice accomplishment. If you wish it to be called a symphony then symphony it is although it largely came across as an impressionist piece to me about wide open spaces. Just my views. It didn't seem to vary harmonically much nor tempo wise…"
Nov 28, 2020
Valerio Dalla Ragione posted a discussion

My second symphony

Hello everybodyIt´s been a long time since I last posted anything here. Well, here is my latest work. It is way shorter than my first symphony (17 minutes against 52), especially because it only consists of one movement. After much thinking (I completed it in May), I accepted that I had nothing else to say, so one movement was enough.Orchestra: strings (violins I, violins II, violas, cellos, double basses), 2 trombones, 2 Wagner tubas in B-flat, french horn, clarinet in B-flat, soprano solo,…See More
Nov 27, 2020
Ingo Lee replied to Valerio Dalla Ragione's discussion My first fugue (in four voices)
"Hi Valerio, I'm not an expert on fugal writing but a quick look tells me you are an accomplished composer who understands the form of a fugue. And of course a fugue can be anything you want it to be.  But my suggestions would be to first…"
Mar 20, 2020
Valerio Dalla Ragione posted a discussion

My first fugue (in four voices)

Hello everybody!I'm sharing here with you all my first attempt at writing a fugue in four voices.I wrote it as an answer to a quarantine challenge of a friend of mine, inviting all musicians he knew to compose a fugue. I had never approached one before so there will be many points I perhaps won't be able to justify - and that is of course also why I'm posting it here.Recorded with Sibelius|Ultimate, NotePerformer3.Enjoy, and have a nice weekend…See More
Mar 20, 2020
Valerio Dalla Ragione replied to Valerio Dalla Ragione's discussion My first symphony
"Thank you for the feedback and all the kind words, Ingo. Concerning my microtonal and minimalistic inspirations: that is true, there is no microtonality in this work. It simply would not have been consistent with its overall mood and structure. The…"
Oct 31, 2019
Valerio Dalla Ragione replied to Valerio Dalla Ragione's discussion My first symphony
"Hei again Dane! Thank you so much for the feedback. I´m glad that the work´s intro managed to "move on" soon enough not to be boring. Have a nice weekend"
Oct 31, 2019
Ingo Lee replied to Valerio Dalla Ragione's discussion My first symphony
"Very impressive Valerio, your passion and commitment to the art form are obvious and your skills as well.  I only listened to the first movement due to time constraints but I look forward to hearing the complete work since I enjoyed the first…"
Oct 26, 2019
Dane Aubrun replied to Valerio Dalla Ragione's discussion My first symphony
"Hello Valerio, Well, I listened to the 1st and 2nd movements and there's little to say other than it's accomplished, the orchestration fine, the production excellent and most pleasant to listen to. I felt the 1st movement started to drag a…"
Oct 25, 2019
Valerio Dalla Ragione replied to Valerio Dalla Ragione's discussion My first symphony
"Hi Graeme Thank you so much for listening and commenting, I'm really glad this work is being appreciated. I will upload the mp3 files later. It's a funny coincidence that you mentioned Martinu, since I first listened to him just two days…"
Oct 25, 2019
Graeme Helliwell replied to Valerio Dalla Ragione's discussion My first symphony
"My first request is for you to repost as 4 mp3 files so that I can listen when I'm out and about. It's a work that clearly requires multiple listening in order to fully appreciate the sheer scale of the piece. My second request is for you…"
Oct 25, 2019
Ingo Lee replied to Valerio Dalla Ragione's discussion My first symphony
"Hi Valerio - Welcome to the forum, I have not yet had time to listen to your work but I will. Just for us the time stamps are: 2nd movement - 16:10 3rd movement - 28:13 4th movement - 40:54"
Oct 24, 2019

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Web, Small Ensemble, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Minimalism, microtonaliity
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
Copenhagen, Denmark
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
I have played piano since I was 7 years old (I am 24 now) and composed since I was 14. Composing is my greatest passion and I'm going to keep doing it no matter the profession.
I've composed 5 piano albums and many other chamber works (Sax quartet, 2 String quartets, violin sonata, flute sonata, cello sonata, double bass sonata), and I'm currently working on my first symphony. I compose mainly at the piano, and then transcribe and orchestrate on notation softwares (Sibelius).

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At 8:16am on September 25, 2019, Gav Brown said…

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