Judith Lung replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Little Rondo for a piano concerto based on a Beethoven sketch
"Beautiful theme and lovely orchestration. I find it interesting that, besides the beginning, the piano generally only has a few bars of solo before all or part of the orchestra joins in. It almost sounds like the orchestra is eager to "finish the…"
Wednesday
David Lilly replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Little Rondo for a piano concerto based on a Beethoven sketch
"Brilliant and very "Beethoven", well done. This experiment of yours reminds me of the AI Symphony that was done where they feed incomplete themes of Beethoven's into a program trained to "write like Beethoven". Who knows what the fully fleshed out…"
Jan 28
David Owen replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Little Rondo for a piano concerto based on a Beethoven sketch
"OK, I don't know Finale at all well unfortunately as I've never used it. There are certainly other Finale users on this forum who perhaps could give tips if needed. With Dorico, I can't think of a situation where I needed to manually correct the…"
Jan 26
Gerd Prengel replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Little Rondo for a piano concerto based on a Beethoven sketch
"I use the notationsoftware Finale and I don't know why it behaves this way regarding the rests. To change it I have to treat all instances manually. I didn't find out how it would work out automatically ..."
Jan 26
David Owen replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Little Rondo for a piano concerto based on a Beethoven sketch
"there are certainly some inconsistencies in the notation. bar 8 is missing a quaver (8th) rest in the piano right hand and bar 9 in the left hand, despite being rhythmically identical to bars 8 and 10, show three single quaver rests. Of course in a…"
Jan 25
Sam Umar replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Little Rondo for a piano concerto based on a Beethoven sketch
"Very pleased to listen to. I looked at the score and have a question: should two eighth note rests, for example, be written as one quarter note rest for neatness sake? I see you left eighth note rests as is and not convert them into quarter ones in…"
Jan 25
H. S. Teoh replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Little Rondo for a piano concerto based on a Beethoven sketch
"This is such a beautiful theme!  Yes, please do work it out to a full movement. This theme deserves it!
It does sound like a fitting finale for a piano concerto; maybe if you're ambitious enough you could even fill in a 1st and 2nd movement? ;-) …"
Jan 24
Frank Paul replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Little Rondo for a piano concerto based on a Beethoven sketch
"Wow!  A lovely solo piano intro but when the band kicked in just after the 2:00 minute mark it took me to a different place than I was expecting (I wasn't looking at the score - just listening). This is brilliant!  And very a propos of comparisons…"
Jan 24
Gerd Prengel posted a discussion
Last week a friend sent me a little Beethoven theme sketch from 1799 for probably a Rondo for a piano concerto. Based on this I wrote this "Mini"-Rondo of about 2 minutes, which someday I may work out for a whole movement: I hope you will like…
Jan 23
Gerd Prengel replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion symphonic Adagio -
"Thank you all so much for all your encouraging words! It has been mentioned that there is a Beethovenian flavour in the piece. Well, this may be so in the further course of the piece but I admit that the first impulse for the beginning of the piece…"
Jan 18
Rob J Kennedy replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion symphonic Adagio -
"Excellent sound and composition there Gerd. It's not what I was expecting for something titaled adagio. Ones mind immediatly goes to the famous Barber, Mahler or Abononi adagios when I hear the word adagio, but as a composition it really works,…"
Jan 18
Dane Aubrun replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion symphonic Adagio -
"Agree with H.S.Tech about the somewhat Beethovenesque vein of this work. At times it seemed to have moments of Weber.
But above all it's to your usual excellent standard and thus impossible to say much. Looking at the score it's the sort of thing I…"
Jan 17
H. S. Teoh replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion symphonic Adagio -
"Just listened to this, with score.  Wow! Lovely theme, and overall very Beethoven-ish.  Especially loved the sudden hectic middle section. Especially appreciated how you managed to keep up the tension even in very thinly-orchestrated passages.  Your…"
Jan 17
Gerd Prengel replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion symphonic Adagio -
"Dear Frank, thank you very much for your kind reply. I like your sentence "Tension/resolution is everything in music" - yes, indeed this is true and I tried to express this here in my piece :-)"
Jan 17
Frank Paul replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion symphonic Adagio -
"Wow, this is remarkably well done - congratulations on the accomplishment!  I don't profess to know enough (yet) about orchestration to enable me to offer any particularly intelligent or pointed feedback, but to my ears at least, you'de deployed the…"
Jan 16
Gerd Prengel posted a discussion
After having spent my time in the recent months with orchestrations of Beethoven chamber music, in the last 3 weeks i also composed a new symphonic Adagio - I call it the "Path of Peace" , for it starts in G-major with a wonderful peacefull theme…
Jan 15
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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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