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Id' like to present to you my violin sonata in e-minor in classical style which I wrote 10 exactly years ago and which still means very much to me. 

Here is at first the quite furious 3rd movement :

III.  Allegro con fuoco (Tarantella):

http://www.gerdprengel.de/violin-sonata-3.mp3

http://gerdprengel.de/violinsonata_3.pdf

The other2  movements I will add later ...

Gerd

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You are quite a gifted composer! I enjoyed listening to this. The composition itself stands very solid. I am guessing this is a sound fonts sound set. No need to comment further on that. The composition makes up for that in a big way. 

As a beginning violinist at just under 5 years, I think with practice I could probably play it although some of it would be technically challenging in just a few places. At this tempo the pianist is really getting a rigorous workout not so much technically as they need the ability to play faster. Having said all of that, I can see why you would be proud of it and enjoyed the listen. It is a very doable piece in a real life sense.

It is written very well. It would sound fun to play and could be a nice recital piece to be performed on stage.

Some sections reminds me of the melody 'over the rainbow' and even some Baroquian Bach.

Over all it is a sold composition.

Well Done!

I agree with Tim and Saul. A solid work, true to the idiom yet with a few startling changes of direction that keep the listener on the toes. Well done Gerd!

Here now the first 2 movements. All movements are based on the same melancholic basic motif in the first notes:

I. Allegro ma non troppo

http://www.gerdprengel.de/violinsonata-1.mp3

http://gerdprengel.de/violinsonata-1.pdf

II. Arioso Andante dolente

http://www.gerdprengel.de/violin-sonata-2.mp3

http://gerdprengel.de/violinsonata-2.pdf

Gerd

I would appreciate it very much if someone could give me impressions on the 2nd mov. of this violin sonata:

II. Arioso Andante dolente

http://www.gerdprengel.de/violin-sonata-2.mp3

http://gerdprengel.de/violinsonata-2.pdf

Gerd

The switch to the major for the coda is magical and moving. But my feeling is that it spends too much time firmly riveted to A minor... a modulation or two to a different key might help.

Hi Gerd,

After listening to the first movement, I repeat what I said before: good thorough composition with many marvelous themes and accompaniment, gently varied between violin and piano, as a sonate should be. My sincere congrats for that, it is a difficult genre and requires courage to start such an accomplishment. You did very well!

I don't know what library-(ies) you've used, but there you can achieve a lot more improvement by playing with attacks and key velocity for the piano, and with velocity crossfade and attack for the violin. The passage around min. 5 is splendid as to the composition technique (a carefully built-up height), but it looses a lot of its intensity while the violin is too clean and prudent. It misses harshness and audacity, the piano sounds too much like a mechanical hammered sound engine. As usual I don't say this to diminish your achievement, quite at the contrary, it's mainly because there is so much more sonic quality in your piece than we can hear now. When the composition is fully finished, it would be a challenge either to have to played live, or to reconsider a serious sonic approach in a DAW to realize a more realistic result (to convince possible interested musicians).

Jos

Hi Gerd,

After listening to the first movement, I repeat what I said before: good thorough composition with marvelous themes and accompaniment, gently varied between violin and piano, as a sonate should be. My sincere congrats for that, it is a difficult genre and requires courage to start such an accomplishment. You did very well!

I don't know what library-(ies) you've used, but there you can achieve a lot more improvement by playing with attacks and key velocity for the piano, and with velocity crossfade and attack for the violin. The passage around min. 5 is splendid as to the composition technique (a carefully built-up height), but it looses a lot of its intensity because the violin is too clean and prudent. It misses harshness and audacity, the piano sounds too much like a mechanical hammered sound engine. As usual I don't say this to diminish your achievement in any way, quite at the contrary, it's mainly because there is so much more sonic quality in your piece than we can discover now. When the composition is fully finished, it would be a challenge either to have it played live, or to reconsider a serious sonic approach in a DAW to realize a more realistic result (to convince possible interested musicians- who might be too lazy to read the score...).

Third movement: more or less the same comment. I love the finale with the sudden change to the major scale, which is at the same time the very soft melodic counterpart of the main theme. Really brilliant and surprising. Gerd, the sonata deserves a live-like musical approach to let it shine in all its glory!

Jos

Dear Jos,

I thank you so much again for your valuable remarks and appreciative words for this work!!. By now I improved very much the violine , I think, by using now the Noteperformer violin which is better than the one from Garritan, but regarding the piano I still don't have the means to follow all your suggestions...

new version http://www.gerdprengel.de/violinsonata-1.mp3

old version: http://www.gerdprengel.de/violinsonata-1alt.mp3

Gerd

Yesterday I got to know the "The Grandeur" Piano sounds as I visited a friend. With this I re-recorded the piano voice and mixed it with my Noteperformer violin, and I think the result is much better than the previous version, would you agree?  :

new:   http://www.gerdprengel.de/violinsonata-1.mp3

old:     http://www.gerdprengel.de/violinsonata-1-old.mp3    

score: http://www.gerdprengel.de/violinsonata-1.pdf

Gerd

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