Joost Visser replied to Joost Visser's discussion Gavotte
"Good morning Dane,
Thanks so much for listening and your comments!
Yeah, playability is a bit of a challenge, I wrote it with a different instruments in mind. The lower notes double bass pizzicato, the accompaniment pizzicato string and some…"
Oct 7, 2020
Dane Aubrun replied to Joost Visser's discussion Gavotte
"Just to add, 
I noticed in response to Gregorio that you might consider this for orchestration. An excellent idea. "
Oct 7, 2020
Joost Visser replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Fantasy
"Hello Saul,
Very well done Saul! Beautifully composed and well executed!It almost has a Debussy-like mysterious atmosphere. The harmonies are original and well chosen. It makes me feel pleasantly uncomfortable because there is a threat in the air…"
Oct 7, 2020
Dane Aubrun replied to Joost Visser's discussion Gavotte
"What a lovely spritely piece, Joost!
Just what I needed to get me woken up today along with my usual coffee! About the right length too. I think a few dancers would want to catch their breath as it finished. The harmony flows beautifully and you…"
Oct 7, 2020
Joost Visser replied to Joost Visser's discussion Gavotte
"Thanks for listening Irina, your comment is highly appreciated.... Irina Narkevitch said:
Very charming."
Oct 7, 2020
Joost Visser replied to Joost Visser's discussion Gavotte
"Thanks for listening Saul, it means a lot to me.... Saul Gefen said:
This is a marvelous work.

Beautiful.

Thanks for sharing."
Oct 7, 2020
Joost Visser replied to Joost Visser's discussion Impact
"Hi Saul,
Thanks so much for listening and your comment. Highly appreciated..... Saul Gefen said:
Joost,

I first commented on this yesterday saying that the main theme of this music is similar to that of Beethoven's third movement The Appassionata…"
Oct 7, 2020
Irina Narkevitch replied to Joost Visser's discussion Gavotte
"Very charming."
Oct 7, 2020
Saul Gefen replied to Joost Visser's discussion Gavotte
"This is a marvelous work.

Beautiful.

Thanks for sharing."
Oct 7, 2020
Saul Gefen replied to Joost Visser's discussion Impact
"Joost,

I first commented on this yesterday saying that the main theme of this music is similar to that of Beethoven's third movement The Appassionata but then after listening to it several times again I came to the conclusion that the piece is…"
Oct 7, 2020
Joost Visser replied to Joost Visser's discussion Gavotte
"Ahh, thanks Gregorio...hmm....maybe I should give it another name since I didn't really set out to write a Gavotte. I was trying to come up with a name rather then uploading it as a number. Coming up with a proper name is more difficult then writing…"
Oct 6, 2020
gregorio X replied to Joost Visser's discussion Gavotte
"Just to mention a bit more about the 1/2 bar upbeat.. Yes, the dancers, but also, with this type of phrasing - ideas begin and end in the middle of measures (beat 3, and beat 2, respectively) - giving a buoyancy to the flow, (whereas, starting and…"
Oct 6, 2020
Joost Visser replied to Joost Visser's discussion Gavotte
"Hi Gregorio,Thanks so much for listening and your comments!
You're right, it may be a bit of a challenge to play.....:) well spotted!In fact, I wrote it with a small orchestra in mind. The lower notes will eventually become double bass pizzicato,…"
Oct 6, 2020
gregorio X replied to Joost Visser's discussion Gavotte
"This is a charming piece, Joost.  Your subtle manipulations of tempo, and dynamic shading offer a realistic impression of one playing.  Just a couple of things... In many spots there are extentions of RH of a 10th - which may be impossible for many.…"
Oct 6, 2020
Joost Visser replied to Ingo Lee's discussion Chamber group No. 2
"Hi Ingo,
I like the clarity of the work, it’s beautifully transparent and the score is a pleasure to read. You present a consistent atmosphere where I find lots of small surprises. One such surprise for instance, is the one in bar 34, the single…"
Oct 3, 2020
Joost Visser replied to Joost Visser's discussion Impact
"Hi Ramon,

Thank you so much for the comments, highly appreciated! Ramon Capsada Blanch said:

Very effective the resource of using four pianos. You manage to fill the space with a lot of music, but well assembled and consonant.
With its rhythm…"
Oct 3, 2020
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