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Performing my latest work for piano Regards, Saul Saul Gefen · Ballade In D Flat Major
2 hours ago
Liz Atems replied to Liz Atems's discussion String Quartet No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 1
"Thank you for doing this, David! As you may have guessed, to my ears Cinematic Studio really isn't the right library for this piece. It tends to attack nearly all notes very gently, gradually - and especially in the faster parts of the development,…"
2 hours ago
David replied to Liz Atems's discussion String Quartet No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 1
"I suspect "mechanical" was the wrong choice of word here as it is indeed the timbre which is the problem. Given decent samples to begin with (which above all means the optional NP Performance Engines), NotePerformer can produce outstanding…"
7 hours ago
Liz Atems replied to Liz Atems's discussion String Quartet No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 1
"Hi David, thank you for your feedback, and I'm glad you find it compelling! No, I'm not fond of NP's solo strings, though I'm not sure why you call them "mechanical" - the problem I have with them is the timbre. Basically, they sound MIDI-ish and…"
9 hours ago
David replied to Liz Atems's discussion String Quartet No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 1
"a deepy serious and compelling work -- if anything even more impressive than my initial memory of it.  The only problem I have with it is -- as you may have guessed - the mechanical nature of the NotePerformer solo strings which is really the worst…"
10 hours ago
Liz Atems posted a discussion
Hello all, first post here I think. I am pretty much a summer-only (northern hemisphere summer, that is) composer as I teach full-time during the academic year, a grueling schedule. I just thought I would get my completed works up on the new board…
yesterday
HS Teoh replied to David's discussion Serenade for Strings
"Wow, we actually agree on something??!
I ... must sit down. ;-)"
Jun 19
David replied to David's discussion Serenade for Strings
"The 2nd movement of no. 7 is/was my biggest problem with it as well. I never understood what people saw in that uninspired dirge. It was the performance of that movement above all by Blomstedt which set me thinking! I always enjoyed the "like a lot…"
Jun 19
HS Teoh replied to David's discussion Serenade for Strings
"Back in the day, the only recording I could find of Beethoven's 6th is a tape that I borrowed from a friend. I used to listen to individual passages repeatedly and then try to replicate the chord progressions on the piano. It became one of the…"
Jun 19
David replied to David's discussion Serenade for Strings
"of course I know that the finale of Bruckner's 5th is a giant fugue. It's also by some distance his greatest finale (he rarely matched the standard of the first movements in his finales).
As for Beethoven's Pastoral, I used to spread marmalade on…"
Jun 19
HS Teoh replied to David's discussion Serenade for Strings
"I, OTOH, have almost zero interest in vocal music. :D Except perhaps humorous ones, like this "cheerful fugue".
If you like Bruckner, you might be interested to know that the finale of his 5th symphony is essentially one gigantic fugue culminating…"
Jun 19
David replied to David's discussion Serenade for Strings
"although in general I'm not a fan of listening to fugues (with some exceptions in the late romantic era for instance), I can get a certain thrill out of singing them -- this way it is indeed possible to admire Bach's skill in many instances, other…"
Jun 19
HS Teoh replied to David's discussion Serenade for Strings
"Right now with a full-time job and a family to feed, getting formal training is neither practical nor desirable to me. Besides, I'm really not that interested in networking. I compose because it pleases me, and I do it even when nobody in my family…"
Jun 18
Rowy replied to David's discussion Serenade for Strings
"That seems to be a major problem. Many composers are not able to share their music. That's one of the reasons to get formal training at an academy. It can be the start of a network. You need to be a people's person, though. Nowadays, you can use a…"
Jun 18
HS Teoh replied to David's discussion Serenade for Strings
"This will probably shock many, but Bach actually isn't that high up on my list either. My taste in Bach is primarily in his fugues, and not much else (not even the preludes accompanying his fugues, lol).  I'm much more of a lover of Beethoven-style…"
Jun 17
David replied to David's discussion Serenade for Strings
"we're not really that different, you and I! Except in musical taste. And even with Bach, I can see what people admire in him even if he's  a long way down the list of my favourites.
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Jun 17
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  • Indeed, it has been solved. Thanks for the prompt response!
  • HS, I believe I've isolated the HTML issue mentioned, and I believe it's now resolved. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
  • Thanks HS. I'll investigate the matter.
  • Hmm, interesting. I just noticed that replies under the Discussion Forum do allow full HTML capabilities, but replies under Analysis & Critique don't. Maybe this is a section-specific setting that needs to be toggled?
  • It's been a while since somebody wrote something here. So I thought I'd bring up this request to allow links and attachments in comments, not just in posts. It would make it easier to have in-depth discussions without needing to create a new thread every time somebody wants to attach something to illustrate their ideas.
  • ok - that sounds like a good setting so will be interesting to see what the explanation (if any) is.
  • David, puzzling, because the site's settings at present bar members who aren't "friended" from sending private messages. I'll look into it.
  • As newest member Erica Woodward sent a message to at least one member wanting to urgently discuss something privately, it is to suspected that we have another spammer. If I remember correctly, on the old forum, prospective members had to submit a couple of sentences (which weren't posted publicly) explaining why they wanted to join the forum. I suspect spambots and others who are not serious about contributing would fall at this hurdle and I suggest something like this for possible consideration by the membership.
  • It seems the consensus was reaching a crescendo, so I had to dust off the Gold Codes:)
  • Anyone else having issues posting links/embeds in replies? I can't for the life of me get them to work in responding to Rowy's Halloween thread... I just get an error message each time. Seems to work ok posting a new thread?
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