David Unger posted a video
Anna Sutyagina plays my Nocturne "Wedding anniversary" as I was named Composer of the week on Moving Classics TV in February 2020.She described it with t her words "Flowing transitions – a smooth, bright and warm lyrical piano piece"
Feb 26, 2020
David Unger replied to Bob Morabito's discussion 10 Great Fugues NOT by Bach
"I think two great fugues are found in Clara Schumanns op 16 no 3 (where Clara uses the same thematic material for both the prelude and the fugue to great effect) and the finale of Hugo Alfvens second symphony (the movement is in it self a prelude…"
Nov 8, 2017
David Unger replied to Daniel DiMercurio's discussion What Piece Drives You to Tears?
"This piece by Wilhelm Stenhammar "Vårnatt" (Spring Night) always sends chills down my spine. It is a lot about the melancholy of the (earthly) spring that rises after death (in nature as well as human).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1UJKbDVNX0"
Nov 16, 2016
David Unger replied to David Unger's discussion Nocturne in F major for piano (with fixed audiolink)
"Thanks Roger!

Still struggling with instrumental music in general and piano music in particular, I just don't have a natural feel for it yet, I think, and rely heavily on influences from other works (and theoretical rules in general) to create…"
Jun 25, 2016
roger stancill replied to David Unger's discussion Nocturne in F major for piano (with fixed audiolink)
"David, I am a big fan of the art form 'Nocturne'. Tho' I am no expert at all.
There is a certain quality to some of them that resonates 'after the sun sets'.
I have tried to write 7 of them so far, hopefully improving with each attempt.
In your next…"
Jun 23, 2016
David Unger replied to David Unger's discussion Nocturne in F major for piano (with fixed audiolink)
"Of course Roger, will do immediately. roger stancill said:
David, I would like to listen to this, but soundcloud doesnt seem to work on my
end. Could you possibly do an MP3?  Thanks    RS"
Jun 22, 2016
roger stancill replied to David Unger's discussion Nocturne in F major for piano (with fixed audiolink)
"David, I would like to listen to this, but soundcloud doesnt seem to work on my
end. Could you possibly do an MP3?  Thanks    RS"
Jun 21, 2016
David Unger replied to Erwin van Delft's discussion Trio for 2 flutes and a violin
"I enjoy the call and respons between the instruments and I enjoy the lightness of the music (both in character and tembre), however I too feel that there is a sense of searching in the piece, that I cannot really tell if it is deliberate or…"
Jun 21, 2016
David Unger replied to David Unger's discussion Nocturne in F major for piano (with fixed audiolink)
"Thank you Ingo for your comments, I appreciate them greatly.
And yes it was difficult for me (who normally conciders myself a melodist) to construct a more elaborate melody this time, but I shall take your words in concideration for upcoming efforts."
Jun 21, 2016
Ingo Lee replied to David Unger's discussion Nocturne in F major for piano (with fixed audiolink)
"This is very well done and I enjoyed listening. You've used your materials wisely, with dynamics and harmonic variations to make good use of your themes, and the piece holds together as a whole which is important.
I would like to hear your melodies…"
Jun 20, 2016
David Unger replied to Ishan Bhargava's discussion Piano piece
"Just after uploading my own Chopinesque piece I find this. Very nice indeed! However the ending could perhaps be developed more (if I am to ask for something, since the return of the theme is so short. If you feel that that isn't necessary or…"
Jun 20, 2016
David Unger replied to gregorio X's discussion 'finding one's voice'…?
"Haydn was full of humour, but in a discreat way sometimes. And never to the point that it took away focus from his craftsmanship. Many composers look away from that when then try to be homourous, but it isn't always benefitting for the pieces.…"
Feb 29, 2016
David Unger replied to gregorio X's discussion 'finding one's voice'…?
"Using my composing partly as a means of trying to understand classical music from past eras I have composed romantic Lieder, classical string quartets and works in a baroque style but still I think I always sound very much alike. I believe that it…"
Feb 29, 2016
David Unger replied to David Unger's discussion Sarabande for solo viola - Is this playable?
"Thank you very much for your response Socrates!
It means a lot to me, to know that it can be played and it makes me very happy to hear you say it is worth the effort despite the troubles it brings to the player.
Most of what you have included in…"
Feb 13, 2016
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to David Unger's discussion Sarabande for solo viola - Is this playable?
"Hi David,
(see PDF attached)
 
This is what I consider a practical fingering for the piece as you have posted it. I am not a viola player, I play the fiddle and the mandolin and whenever I play chords I tend to use a lot of open strings, I am not up…"
Feb 13, 2016
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to David Unger's discussion Sarabande for solo viola - Is this playable?
"Thanks David. I will have a look at it tomorrow and I will give you some comments.
Now is eight in the morning in London and I am without sleep and gigs lined up for the week end, so I'm going soon to bed.
:-)"
Feb 12, 2016
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  • Thank you for the kind words regarding my choral piece. I enjoyed your songs also, and my heart leapt when I realized the words were sung in Swedish! I don't speak the language, but always wanted to learn, as I loved hearing my grandmother speak it when I was a young child.

    Welcome to the Composers' Forum, David!

  • Welcome! I liked the music!

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