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String quartett: II. Andante cantabile con varazioni , III. Scherzo Presto

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Here now the next 2 movements from my string quartett:II.  Andante with 10 variations on Beethoven's quite simple, almost Mozart-like sketched Andante theme (his very last theme for a slow…Continue

Strjng quartett in C-Major I. Andante maestoso / Allegro

Started this discussion. Last reply by Liz Atems Sep 22. 5 Replies

You may know by now that I love to write works inspired by scetches by Beethoven. This is true in particular with my string quartett based on Beethoven's very last project, a string quintett. We know…Continue

Symphony c-minor: Scherzo Presto

Started this discussion. Last reply by Liz Atems Sep 8. 10 Replies

I'd like to share with you my Scherzo of my c-minor symphony which I wrote about 20 years ago based on a theme Beethoven sketched for his planned 10th symphony:…Continue

Beethoven's piano Scherzo Woo 52 - arranged for orchestra

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Smith Jun 27. 3 Replies

Just recently I heard a very unknown but fantastic Beethoven piano Scherzo which fascinated me and a Canadian friend so much that we tried to orchestrate it:…Continue

 

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String quartett: II. Andante cantabile con varazioni , III. Scherzo Presto

Here now the next 2 movements from my string quartett:II.  Andante with 10 variations on Beethoven's quite simple, almost Mozart-like sketched Andante theme (his very last theme for a slow movement!).  I feel it is very suited for variations, especially those in minor I love very much.  -->    MP3   ScoreIII. Scherzo Presto             --> …See More
Saturday
Liz Atems replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Strjng quartett in C-Major I. Andante maestoso / Allegro
"Hi Gerd, I didn't mean that your work resembled Simpson's in any way (except, maybe, for the Beethoven influence ;)) - just that Simpson has a gift for spinning out developments at great length - a good example is the outer movements of…"
Sep 22
Gerd Prengel replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Strjng quartett in C-Major I. Andante maestoso / Allegro
"Thank you all for your encouragement! @Liz, especially your insights always mean very much to me, but your comparing my style with the modern R. Simpson (whom I didnt know so far) I could not quite follow. I only checked 2 pieces in spotify and…"
Sep 22
Timothy Smith replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Strjng quartett in C-Major I. Andante maestoso / Allegro
"Gerd, I really did like this. I thinks it's a very noble thing to be so involved in Beethoven's music. One could do much worse. Is there one particular thing about his music that you try to emulate?  On the mix- I listed on…"
Sep 22
Liz Atems replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Strjng quartett in C-Major I. Andante maestoso / Allegro
"A delightful first movement, Gerd! Even though your ideas may be inspired by Beethoven, you have a lyrical style all your own, that I first really noticed in you Variations on the late Beethoven sketch, and which is very much in evidence here, in…"
Sep 22
Edward A. Remler replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Strjng quartett in C-Major I. Andante maestoso / Allegro
"Impressive.  My father -- whose account I am logged in as -- died a year ago and I was going through some of the sites he belonged to. In any case, congratulations on completing such a polished piece. -- Daniel"
Sep 19
Gerd Prengel posted a discussion

Strjng quartett in C-Major I. Andante maestoso / Allegro

You may know by now that I love to write works inspired by scetches by Beethoven. This is true in particular with my string quartett based on Beethoven's very last project, a string quintett. We know from this a piano reduction of the introduction and the main themes of all 4 movements. Based on this I wrote this 1 st movement (the other mov. will follow...):http://gerdprengel.de/WoO62_1.mp3…See More
Sep 17
Gerd Prengel replied to Liz Atems's discussion Fugal Variations in C Minor
"Dear Liz, what a gigantic labour  you must have put into this work! It took me several attempts to get into these varations. This morning in vaccation in the awesome dolomites of northern Italy when I listened to your whole work again.…"
Sep 10
Gerd Prengel replied to gregorio X's discussion Sarabande - for Piano (3'40")
"This is fantastic!! - I would love to study your harmonies. Could you please present the notes for us?"
Sep 10
Gerd Prengel replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Bagatelle
"Dear Saul, what a moving piano piece!! I love it from beginning to end!!! I could listen to it over and over. . .indeed a Chopin flavor in the piece...can you present the notes? Thank you!!! Gerd"
Sep 9
Liz Atems replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Symphony c-minor: Scherzo Presto
"Indeed, NotePerformer is an amazing product that improves the output from notation software (Finale, Sibelius, Dorico) by orders of magnitude. But I feel the need to point out that it is not perfect, and has odd bugs that can cause no end of…"
Sep 8
Gerd Prengel replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Symphony c-minor: Scherzo Presto
"Tim, Joos and Saul, I thank you all for your feedback...   Joos: "I’m amazed by the sound quality. I would love to have a sneak around your studio to see what you’re using...:)" - Joos, you will be amazed about the…"
Sep 8
Saul Gefen replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Symphony c-minor: Scherzo Presto
"Gerd, This is wonderful, beautiful and shows expertise. Thanks for sharing."
Sep 7
Joost Visser replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Symphony c-minor: Scherzo Presto
"I listened to the entire symphony, all very high quality Gerd.The 4th movement has hints of Brückner in places, traces of Dvorak and a sniff of Mahler, all on a solid Beethoven foundation. I’m amazed by the sound quality. I would love to…"
Sep 7
Gerd Prengel replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Symphony c-minor: Scherzo Presto
"Dear Joos, thank you soo much for your thorough and thoughtful considerations. I think I hardly ever have received such a detailled review!! Very helpful and encouraging.... I will check all of your points. Since you like this movement so much you…"
Sep 7
Joost Visser replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Symphony c-minor: Scherzo Presto
"Hello Gerd, Whatever I will say here, the bottomline is, it’s stunningly magnificent!Congratulations! very well done! Orchestration, superb! A few small details:Bar 34 (0:22) Alternation Violins and Woodwinds, lovelyBar 50, Quadruples,…"
Sep 7

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Orchestra, Small Ensemble
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Classical + neo Classical Music
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
Darmstadt, Germany
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 am mostly influenced by (Vienna) Classical music and so this is also the style I love to compose. So far I wrote a symphony, a string quartett, a piano sonata, a violin sonata and some smaller pieces. Also I love to orchestrate classical piano or string quartett pieces (Well tempered piano by Bach, Beethoven's last 3 piano sonatas, . . .), I
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At 6:51pm on April 20, 2020, Markus Boyd said…

I have visited your website and very impressed with your works. Your symphony is a remarkable achievement 

At 10:57am on February 8, 2020, Gav Brown said…

Welcome Gerd!

 
 
 

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