Thank you for the nice words! I also think that we should stay in touch. I am very pleased ( and impressed) with the quality of your music It would be great to discuss more with you. Music is absolutely fascinating. What interests me very much is not only to succeed with a piece, but to analyse why things work or not.
I just came across and listened to your excerpt of Ballade in F# minor which I enjoyed immensely. I cannot find the words to express how wondrous and exceptional the piece is. For me, I seemed to detect a touch of French influence...
Just listened to your momento musical in E flat. Es pocisimo mas de momento, no? (heh)
As you know, I'm not a great fan of chromaticism. In general, I find chromatic works to be undisciplined and somewhat indulgent. This is how I hear them as a listener. As a composer, I have no clue how they work.
But when I listen to this, as with most of your works, there is a very delicate and deliberate structure. It does not strive to explore the frontiers of chromaticism, but rather states itself with conviction. I should pause. My definition of chromaticism is aesthetic: anything that uses chord structures I can't recognize.
Anyway, my point is that, there are no pretentious substitutions - the notes are tools of passion. And this is what I like most about your music. It's always very sincere. When things start getting a little "wierd" (according to my unsophisticated pallete), it always seems that there is no other way to say the same thing at that exact moment. With so many works, I often complain that a more tonal approach would work just fine (or better), but that's not the case hear. When you get loose with the tonality, it makes total sense. This is a wonderful excursion beyond the boundaries of classical tonality and is quite compelling. And then you reel it in to maintain some tonal grounding and gear up for the next outcry.
I will say, honestly, that I have trouble thinking of any classical piano concerto that has the same passion as your work. I guess we could cite roots in romanticism or some such, but it's more than that. This stuff is truly unique. It's authentic.
I'm sorry I can't give you a solid critique as a composer. The truth is, your are well beyond my ability to analyze here. So, all I can tell you is what I hear as a listener.
First of all, I apologize for late reply. I really appreciate your comments on my music. I have listened to your music, and your music is beautiful and delicately composed. “Fuga in Re Minore” is my favorite and is truly a jewel. I also have science/engineering background! Cheers!
The Ballade is beautiful, as is nearly all of your work....however, I would rethink the title....doesn't strike me as a ballade...many people, I believe, think of a ballade as a singable, or at least hummable melody.
F# Minor is just completely wonderful. Thank you for posting. It has real shape and style. I love the fact that your harmonic language reminds me of Debussy or early Ravel and yet you manage to make it 100% your own. There is nothing immitative here, but rather your references are touchstones that make the wonders of your music more accessable. Brilliant work!
You may be amused, or annoyed, by "Three easy pieces for piano" the first of which is "Things Aren't Always What They Seem." posted on my homepage on this site and also on the Dissection portion of the forum.
very nice..I like your music. it`s a gift from God witch it`s not learn on schools, sometimes the schools and the scolars give us a wrong path and destroy piece by piece what is inside of a musician, the true light of the music, the sounds of God in us for others. keep on this line! and...and the time will come for you!
I'm so glad you sent me a friend request - I am happy to have discovered your music. I love your touch as well as your inquisitive and experimental nature. It is fascinating to follow your journey jumping off from Scarlotti's piece. I am listening to the music as I type this - surrounded and infused by it. I will come back often.