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  • Hi, Jan-Frederik,

    My! What a piece. At times acerbic; at other times fluid and pretty difficult to play. It's going to need pretty nifty fingers especially in the left hand. It takes full advantage of the percussive qualities of the piano.

    Hugely energetic. 

    Brilliant!

    It suggests one of those traditional preludes where the pianist effectively announces himself with a short, bravura piece like this - but in a modern concert setting. (Similar to Liszt's Transcendental Study No. 1 from a century + ago.) The ramping down at the end would lead into the first piece billed on the concert. 

    Great.

    Cheers,

    Dane.

  • Hello Dane,

    thank you for your kind reply. I did not see the piece as a prelude, but on rethinking it, it might well be. De facto, I am building on this idea since some time, and why not design a whole concert piece after this?

    Jan

  • Liked its dark, dramatic energy.

    My only suggestion would be to consider a few bars in the middle, peaceful, tranquil before launching back in to the end.

  • Hello Michael,

    thanks for the reply and glad you liked it! Interesting suggestion. It is possible that I will reuse the ideas of the piece in a slightly different form, so I will keep your idea in mind.

    Kind regards,
    Jan
  • Hi Jan-Frederik,

    Congratulations.  Excellent.  The processing of initial material is noteworthy.

    I listened twice.  I could not notice a well declared and relational gradual

    development of the ideas.  Some new material comes may be related.

    It needs more listening. 

    I liked the use of a small set of materials as varying patches.  There is an,

    alternate set in the middle or beg of second section.

    Thanks for sharing the score.

    Well done.

    Ali  

  • Hi Ali,

    thank you for your comments, good to hear from you! Yes, the piece is really simple, I play with the idea to develop it into a sonata movement of some kind. Perhaps more. The piece could use some contrasting, unrelated motives in the middle section perhaps, like Beethoven does it in some sonatas. Well, for the moment I am satisfied ;)

    Jan

    Ali Riza SARAL said:

    Hi Jan-Frederik,

    Congratulations.  Excellent.  The processing of initial material is noteworthy.

    I listened twice.  I could not notice a well declared and relational gradual

    development of the ideas.  Some new material comes may be related.

    It needs more listening. 

    I liked the use of a small set of materials as varying patches.  There is an,

    alternate set in the middle or beg of second section.

    Thanks for sharing the score.

    Well done.

    Ali  

    Piano miniature
    This is a recent piano piece of mine which I would like to share. It is a youtube score video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84NDaagAnc8 (Have not…
  • Hi Jan-Frederik,

    I believe it certainly has the potential to become a sonata.

    Ali

    Jan-Frederik Carl said:

    Hi Ali,

    thank you for your comments, good to hear from you! Yes, the piece is really simple, I play with the idea to develop it into a sonata movement of some kind. Perhaps more. The piece could use some contrasting, unrelated motives in the middle section perhaps, like Beethoven does it in some sonatas. Well, for the moment I am satisfied ;)

    Jan

    Ali Riza SARAL said:

    Hi Jan-Frederik,

    Congratulations.  Excellent.  The processing of initial material is noteworthy.

    I listened twice.  I could not notice a well declared and relational gradual

    development of the ideas.  Some new material comes may be related.

    It needs more listening. 

    I liked the use of a small set of materials as varying patches.  There is an,

    alternate set in the middle or beg of second section.

    Thanks for sharing the score.

    Well done.

    Ali  

    Piano miniature
    This is a recent piano piece of mine which I would like to share. It is a youtube score video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84NDaagAnc8 (Have not…
  • Hi Ali,

    it is good to hear that from you. I consider building up on this small piece in the near future. Sonata is really an interesting form about which I have to learn a lot.

    Jan

  • Great rhythmic momentum in this piece Jan-Frederik, it carries the piece quite well.  I think the pitches are almost optional, you could have consonance or dissonance and it would still work. And I agree that you could expand it or use it to lead to other works or just leave it as is. Well written!

  • Hello Ingo,

    good to hear from you! And thank you for your feedback! But I am not sure I have understood what you mean by

    "I think the pitches are almost optional, you could have consonance or dissonance and it would still work."

    Sorry, my english is not good enough ... What is a pitch? Would be really thankful if you gave a short example ...

    Kind regards & greetings,

    Jan



    Ingo Lee said:

    Great rhythmic momentum in this piece Jan-Frederik, it carries the piece quite well.  I think the pitches are almost optional, you could have consonance or dissonance and it would still work. And I agree that you could expand it or use it to lead to other works or just leave it as is. Well written!

    Piano miniature
    This is a recent piano piece of mine which I would like to share. It is a youtube score video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84NDaagAnc8 (Have not…
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