Gerd Prengel replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Romance In A minor
"Beautiful, as always, Saul. I love it, although it is so short. Maybe you could build in a louder outbreak as a  middle part which then calmes down again ?"
yesterday
Gerd Prengel replied to Liz Atems's discussion Sinfonia Solenne for String Orchestra, Chamber Strings, and Solo Strings
"Dear Liz,
I loved your work already last year, but now even more, especially the beginning with the amazing theme and then the last 10 minutes starting at 14:15. There is an expression and transcendence which otherwise I know only from Beethoven's…"
Nov 18
Gerd Prengel replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Symphony c-minor / IV. Finale Andante sostenuto / Allegro con spirito
"Dear Liz, thank you so much for your kind words on my Finale movement, yes, especially in the lyrical second theme there is a certain Schubert spirit breathing :-). Regarding the timpani Rowy and you were right, the sound got a bit muddy. So I have…"
Nov 18
Liz Atems replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Symphony c-minor / IV. Finale Andante sostenuto / Allegro con spirito
"Excellent work, Gerd! I have only listened once so far, and I will confess that I was more taken with the main allegro than with the introduction, but I will listen again later on and pay more attention to the introduction. The timpani were…"
Nov 16
Gerd Prengel replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Symphony c-minor / IV. Finale Andante sostenuto / Allegro con spirito
"oh, sorry, there was a blank in the link
thank you, Rowy, for the hint regarding the timpani ... I will check whether it is better without  them..."
Nov 16
Rowy van Hest replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Symphony c-minor / IV. Finale Andante sostenuto / Allegro con spirito
"The mp3 url doesn't work, Gerd. The text of the url is all right, but there seem to be a few extra characters in the link. I used the link on your website.
A symphony is hard to write. I think you're doing a very good job. However, the timpani right…"
Nov 16
Gerd Prengel posted a discussion
For the Finale of my symphony, which I presented here some time ago, I added an old chorale  melody as an introduction and developed this gradually to the outburst of joy in the beginning of the Allegro with the most jubilent theme which Beethoven…
Nov 16
Gerd Prengel replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Symphony C-Major - Finale - completion of Mendelssohns fragmentary 6th symphony
"Here is the score: http://gerdprengel.de/mend6-4.pdf"
Oct 3
Gerd Prengel posted a discussion
As you might remember I have a project to write a symphony on the basis of the fragments Mendelssohn left for a 6th symphony (mov. 1 - 2). To give this symphony an ending I orchestrated a Fugato from an posthum string quartett movement op. 81.3 from…
Oct 2
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 6
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 5
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 16
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
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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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