Ansgar Kreutz left a comment for Vasiliki Legaki
"Nice to be your friend in this forum - I like your music and want to hear more of your pieces"
Aug 21, 2014
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"Welcome"
Mar 19, 2013
Ansgar Kreutz left a comment for Mimmo D'Ippolito
"Hello Mimmo, thanks for your request - I´m listenig to your music - it´s nice. I like Italy and I like that great tradition of italian music!"
Apr 2, 2012
Ansgar Kreutz replied to Jacob Royal's discussion Your FIVE favorite composers.
"very good list - I could agree with this but I love Vivaldi but more I like Heinrich Schütz

Matt Walsh said:
Well my list has changed, and since I keep getting freaking email alerts about this thread, I may as well update lol.
 
Victoria
Lassus…"
Nov 6, 2011
Ansgar Kreutz replied to Jacob Royal's discussion Your FIVE favorite composers.
"@Kane: this is very interesting for me, because I´ve never heard of this composers

Kane Aoki said:
Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy)Koji Kondo (Super Mario)Joe Hisaishi (Miyazaki's Animation Films)Sawano Hiyoruki (Iryu)Yasuharu Takanashi (Naruto…"
Nov 4, 2011
Ansgar Kreutz left a comment for Paulo cesar Maia de Aguiar (Br)
"Thanks for your comment!"
Aug 26, 2011
Ansgar Kreutz commented on Matthew Pelandini's blog post Ligeti and Micropolyphony
"In my opinion Atmospheres a very important, it´s the first piece I know that is a "Klangfarbenkomposition", it´s only the sound of the whole, what should be to hear and I think his way is to make the mikropolyphony that is is impossible to listen to…"
Jul 17, 2011
Ansgar Kreutz left a comment for Matthew Pelandini
"I´m listen to your Dreamscapes and I am very fascinated, very good music! Can I get the sheet music?"
Jul 17, 2011
Ansgar Kreutz replied to So Hyun Jung's discussion Sibelius??
"I use Sibelius 6 and logic prof. and the most things are very well
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Jul 1, 2011
Ansgar Kreutz left a comment for Matthew Brown
"Hello Matt, I listened to your "O magnum mysterium" it sounds very well, but I here in each bar the great examples of Messiaen and a little bit Poulenc, I´m now listenig in your "Sublunary" it´s more an individual style, I like it much more. Later I…"
Jun 28, 2011
Ansgar Kreutz left a comment for Mantas Savickis
"The dreamer is a good piece in combination with the film, but I don´t know that I could understnad the music without the video niveau"
Jun 11, 2011
Ansgar Kreutz left a comment for Peter Daley
"Hello Peter, "Endkampf"(= final combat) is in dead part of a film music score; I used samples as you mean this, I have no experiences in use of electronic instruments like ondes martenot, theremin or synthesizers in combination with traditional…"
May 25, 2011
Ansgar Kreutz left a comment for ThePlatypus
"welcome here - can we listen to your music?"
May 11, 2011
Ansgar Kreutz left a comment for Blake Ewing
"your kind of using samples is very good! what samples do you use?"
Apr 29, 2011
Ansgar Kreutz replied to Jacob Royal's discussion Your FIVE favorite composers.
"I think it´s a very individual hit-list

Jacob Royal said:
It does not matter though when the the periods start. In someones list can be any composer. From a Roman composer writing for a cithera to a composer who's first work was debuted in early…"
Apr 25, 2011
Ansgar Kreutz replied to Jacob Royal's discussion Your FIVE favorite composers.
"so we can see, that this kind of descriptions isn´t realy helpful 

Jacob Royal said:
In technical terms Classical is about 1750-1830
Baroque overlaps for the first ten years, and Romantic for the last 15.
Romantic ends roughly around when WWI…"
Apr 25, 2011
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  • I meant "objectively", not subjectively!
  • Is there nothing worthwhile or enjoyable in my posted compositions because they are written in a style you think is outdated or unsuitable to your tastes?  Anyone can interact with any music--whether they like it or not depends on a mystery none of us can truly answer subjectively. 

     

     I think I understand what you are saying, but I am not intentionally trying to emulate or "copy", as you say, a particular style.  I have never made any claim to being as good as Beethoven, Mendelssohn, etc...  One can only dream such fantasies, and it would take incredible arrogance and myopia to think that way.  I write what is in my head, and yes I do listen to and greatly appreciate/enjoy composers from the classical period, and it certainly has influenced my composition; however, this does not mean that I don't have other influences from today's world that shape my style.  After all, I live in today's world.  I write and listen to music that speaks to me (which includes hundreds of different artists and styles) .  Whether it speaks from the fifth or the twenty-first century is irrelevant.  Why do people still listen to and love music from centuries past, i.e. Beethoven, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Strauss, etc...?  It is because some music is timeless.  I think a small portion of modern music will be timeless and much of it will be easily forgotten.  This happens to all art forms.  Tastes and preferences change frequently.  The question I ask is "Do I like to hear it, and might others enjoy hearing it as well?"  That is the only thing with which I concern myself.

     

    By the way, I don't write all compositions in the same way or style.  The current ones posted are a very small fraction of all the music I have written in my lifetime.  There will be more to come.  Perhaps you will find them less stylistic and more fitting with your tastes...

     

    I hope I don't seem too defensive!  I really do think that criticism is helpful.  

  • Ansgar,

    Thank you for listening and for being honest.  Just for clarification, are you saying that my music is contrived? 

  • Thanks for listening =] Its one of few more traditionally sounded pieces ive done. and thanks for the friend add =]
  • I really like your Stabat Mater =]
  • Thank you for adding me as a friend! Danke!!

    I'm very new here and I think it is really good site to share composers' opinions and their compositions. I'm very excited about it!

     

     

  • Hallo Ansgar,

    Vielen Dank für den netten Empfang :o)

    Liebe Grüsse
    Simon
  • Hi sorry it's been so long I'm not ignoring you! At the minute I can't post any music for copyright reasons.
  • Thanks
  • Fascinating music of mythic proportions.
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