Gerd Prengel replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Lyrical Piece In E major for Piano
"wonderful - wonderful -- wonderful !! So expressive with awesome tenderness! Also the painting - wowwww!! I wish I could see the notes to study also your wonderful harmonies ..."
Jul 5
Gerd Prengel posted a discussion
I am happy to present to you the 3rd movement of my string quartet, a furious Scherzo Presto in c-minor based on the sketch from Beethoven's very last sketchbook page! I have presented it here before, but now It has been performed and recorded LIVE…
Jun 6
Gerd Prengel replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Lyrical Piece In G Major for Piano
"Wow, again such a lovely piece from you, Saul - rich in melody, harmony and voice leading! Also the painting is beautiful and speaks to my heart !!"
Jun 4
Gavin Brown replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion My Lament - elegy for piano
"Hi Gerd,
This is certainly my favorite among the pieces of yours I have listened to, and is a definite departure from your normal approach. It is pretty, at times very much so. There are a few places here and there where you struck a few harmonic…"
May 15
Ali Riza SARAL replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion My Lament - elegy for piano
"Hi Gerd,
Thank you for sharing the score.
A clear writing, interesting harmonic usage, traditional material used innovatively.
I liked your appoggiatures at most.
Smooth flow from the beginning to the end.
'Enjoyable', a silent morning...…"
May 15
Gerd Prengel replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion My Lament - elegy for piano
"I recorded this piece again  with a new piano sound. I think it sounds much better now !"
May 14
Gerd Prengel replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Presto In A major for Piano
"I love it, Saul! Wonderful!!! I adore the lightness and tenderness of the piece and the way you perform it!!  You played it yourself without having a note sheet? 
Gerd"
Apr 29
Saul Gefen replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion My Lament - elegy for piano
"Hi Gerd,

Really nice concept. I would like to say that I don't know why there are those sudden changes in mood and volume.
The piece started with a charming melody like a story and then unexpectedly there are those harsh or aggressive passages.…"
Apr 14
Dane Aubrun replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion My Lament - elegy for piano
"A wonderful piece, Gerd, exactly as you describe it and very well done entering it note by note.
Nothing to crit. As you say, the eruptions around the 2 minute mark do come as a surprise but fit in with the work well and the slight rallentando gives…"
Apr 14
Gerd Prengel replied to Saul Gefen's discussion The Fisherman's Song
"Saul, again a  gem of music - a beautiful ballad as Mendelssohn might also have written it. Do you have score?
I marvel about the speed you create your pieces, it seems every day you present us a new gift ... :-)"
Apr 12
Gerd Prengel replied to BRANDON WALKER's discussion "Bloom" for String Quartet
"Brandon, if you want to get to know Dvoraks quartets then try op. 96 and 97, also 106 mov. 2 - 4.."
Apr 11
Gerd Prengel replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Bagatelle In A minor for Piano
"Dear Saul, as almost all your piano pieces also this one is pure enjoyment for me to listen to. It has a beautiful flow...
Gerd"
Apr 10
Gerd Prengel replied to BRANDON WALKER's discussion "Bloom" for String Quartet
"Dear Brandon, just listened to your beautiful piece, and right I fell in love in it!!! What glorious melodies and expressive harmonies!!! I am remined somewhat of Dvorak's late quartets which particulary I adore.. Do you know them? I want to listen…"
Apr 10
Dane Aubrun replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Song 'Like a Torch in the Night'
"Can hardly say much. A pleasant song in a modern vein. Carefully balanced scoring and the voice about just right for it.
Very nice.
(Glad it came up the list again. I must have missed it when you first posted it.)"
Mar 21
Jon Corelis replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Song 'Like a Torch in the Night'
"A very good song, both words and music and certainly as good as many commercially successful popular songs nowadays.
I thought though that the line "you are in my sight" was a little stilted.  It might have been better to use a phrase that was as…"
Mar 18
Gerd Prengel replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Song 'Like a Torch in the Night'
"For my recent birthday my children made me a beautiful present by performing the song of this thread in an altogether different – folk – style (we all are huge Bruce Springsteen fans ;-) ) with guitar and harmonica to which later on I added a Cello…"
Mar 18
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  • I have visited your website and very impressed with your works. Your symphony is a remarkable achievement 

  • Welcome Gerd!

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