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David replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Overture on the notes B-A-C-H
"yes sorry, the guy waffled for ages about what was being played and was talking about the WTC but the actual piece was various sections lasting almost half an hour from Kunst der Fuge. As you know, I'm not terribly interested in Bach and wasn't…"
Sunday
David replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Overture on the notes B-A-C-H
"incidentally, by sheer coincidence, I was at an oboe quartet private garden concert yesterday which had B-A-C-H as the theme, starting needless to say, with Bach's interminable own triple fugue from the Wohltemperiertes Klavier."
Sunday
David replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Overture on the notes B-A-C-H
"like a number of your Beethoven re-imagings, this one is a good deal of fun once we get into the Allegro and the orchestration seems generally apt. Occasionally I again hear some harmony which seems odd - for instance is the F in violin 1 bar bar…"
Jul 13
David replied to Rowy's discussion Why do you write music?
"I was being slightly facetious when I said the works are autobiographical as this is only very loosely true.Although they tend to express the moods I felt at the time of writing -- which are pretty varied -- the hope is that they are a bit more…"
Jul 7
David replied to Rowy's discussion Why do you write music?
"when I was a student, I told a friend --- probably while drunk -- that I would write a symphony by the age of 35. When I was 35, I suddenly remembered this foolish statement and got to work acquiring a keyboard with a rudimentary orchestra built in…"
Jul 6
David replied to Ken Lindner's discussion Songs of Earth - Landscapes
"it doesn't for me-- probably just a sampler. This https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtGZgdoouaQ is the YouTube link which does work. An interesting piece, although hardly calm in my book, except towards the end.
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Jul 4
David replied to Ken Lindner's discussion Songs of Earth - Landscapes
"I somehow missed this when first posted last week. Anyway, your descriptive tone poems are always worth investigating, even if I find some more successful than others in creating the atmosphere you desire. In this case, the inner movements seem the…"
Jul 3
David replied to Liz Atems's discussion Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 2b (Sinfonia Solenne)
"no, I can understand that you chose the motto theme because of its flexibility and not as a reference to the great Russian, nor as in any attempt to imitate his style (not something that actually occurred to me). I suppose my point is that this…"
Jun 30
David replied to Liz Atems's discussion Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 2b (Sinfonia Solenne)
"There were a few comments about this first time round, including on the various alternative endings. I'm in two minds whether it's a good idea to use the -- arguably by Shostakovich himself overused DSCH motto -- as the basis for the work but…"
Jun 30
David replied to Liz Atems's discussion String Quartet No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 1
"The VSL version required some manipulation of CC11 at the end as the dynamics were not going quiet enough (I don't use anything more than ppp myself as a rule) but this unfortunately had a completely different effect under NP. I've now eliminated…"
Jun 27
David replied to Liz Atems's discussion String Quartet No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 1
"in case someone else wants to listen to the Cinematic Studio version, I've redone it with the tempo corrections made for the VSL one. The original link no longer works (as this forum doesn't allow you to edit posts after a short time, I can't do…"
Jun 27
David replied to Liz Atems's discussion String Quartet No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 1
"I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree on this one. I don't find there is any shaping at all with such static instruments as NP provides here. If you find that plenty of people are happy to listen to NP's solo strings then I could be in the…"
Jun 26
David replied to Liz Atems's discussion String Quartet No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 1
"I've done countless reworkings of countless works. On average it takes a couple of days to change something to a new library -- and if it's supported by NPPE, it can be less because of the intelligence NotePerformer brings to bear. But I may not be…"
Jun 26
David replied to Liz Atems's discussion String Quartet No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 1
"incidentally how NotePerfomer solo strings can sound "musical" when they completely lack the expressiveness of real instruments is beyond me. I thought musicality is inseparably bound up with tonal expressiveness. But maybe that's my romantic bias…"
Jun 26
David replied to Liz Atems's discussion String Quartet No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 1
"incidentally certain combinations like bar 25 sf + tremolo have no equivalent I'm aware of in VSL solo strings so what happens is the tremolo ends up being emulated here. NotePerformer is rather clever at programming combinations which it might not…"
Jun 26
David replied to Liz Atems's discussion String Quartet No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 1
"buzz roll with a Z, as in timpani? I don't remember seeing any of those - anyway Dorico won't use the tremolo patch if you do something like that.
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Jun 26
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  • Hello David,

    you had given me some very valuable feedback on a earlier orchestral work, particularly noting the absence of a cohesive theme. I have since decided to break the piece up into a full length symphony and in this context, I'd appreciate your comments about how the first movement sounds.

    Thanks!

    https://composersforum.ning.com/blog/please-critique-the-first-move...
    Please critique the First Movement of my Symphony in D major
    In response to some very legitimate criticism of an earlier orchestral work of mine which lacked a central motif and introduced too many disjointed t…
  • Welcome, David!
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