Liz Atems replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Presto In A major for Piano
"Saul, this is a wonderful piece and beautifully played! I love the harmonic freshness, the many inflections to other keys, and the classical-era style counterpoint that points back rather to Bach... in places it comes across as almost a two part…"
May 8
Liz Atems replied to Suzanne Munro's discussion Spoof email purporting to be from this forum.....
"Ok Gav - I guess it happens sometimes. I still wonder at the motivation of someone who goes through the trouble of describing themselves convincingly as a composer, just so they can spam the forum. Takes all kinds I guess.
Thanks again for all you…"
Feb 28
Liz Atems replied to Suzanne Munro's discussion Spoof email purporting to be from this forum.....
"Yes, I received a similar message, in the form of a comment on my profile which, thankfully, has since been removed. I see that Gav has removed this person, but for clarity, were they actually a member or can anyone see and post comments on our…"
Feb 28
Liz Atems replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Waltz - 1'50"
"Dane,
This is a charming and effective miniature. As usual your style of orchestration shows enormous sensitivity and resourcefulness - listening to this piece, where the instrumental combinations change with every phrase, brought to mind a composer…"
Feb 28
Liz Atems replied to Liz Atems's discussion Fugal Variations (revised version)
"For anyone who hasn't heard this yet, I've updated the links in the OP to point to the current revision, which I think will be the final one. No significant changes to the notes (other than spellings), only tweaks to the tempo markings. I…"
Jan 30
Liz Atems replied to Liz Atems's discussion Fugal Variations (revised version)
"Well damn, I'm humbled!
I was just going through some of the other poems by Amanda Gorman this weekend. For those who don't know, she's the young poet who was chosen to read one of her poems (called "The Hill We Climb") at the presidential…"
Jan 25
Liz Atems replied to Liz Atems's discussion Fugal Variations (revised version)
"Hi Ingo,
I think you understand the sound world of this piece very well: everything you mention was part of the ground rules I set for myself. No note values shorter than 8th notes, plus never more than 4 voices, mostly legato phrasing, no homophony…"
Jan 22
Ingo Lee replied to Liz Atems's discussion Fugal Variations (revised version)
"This is fascinating and skillfully constructed piece Liz and it will appeal to some but I doubt that it will ever be popular even by classical standards. But you knew that you were setting high standards for yourself and your listeners with this.…"
Jan 22
Liz Atems replied to Liz Atems's discussion Fugal Variations (revised version)
"Thanks Dane... A bit redfaced that you saw my earlier post, but ok. I don't think of the interplay in bars 56-60 as true polyphony though I guess it is, more of a "double theme" of the kind you find in... okay, yes, Bruckner. The echoing in the…"
Jan 21
Dane Aubrun replied to Liz Atems's discussion Fugal Variations (revised version)
"Ha, yes, I was going to list a few passages as you asked and lateness in replying came from trying to choose from among the many that span this work.
I should have used the term "free counterpoint" or polyphony because it's riddled with polyphony.…"
Jan 21
Liz Atems replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion 2 Scherzi in c-minor for string quartett
"Hi Gerd,
I much prefer the second one, as well. The opening, with those short ff cello declamations, is really arresting and the development is indeed more varied. Those interjections that Dane refers to (m. 44 and m. 52 are harmonically much more…"
Jan 21
Liz Atems replied to Liz Atems's discussion Fugal Variations (revised version)
"Hi Dane,
I'm another Bruckner fan, love his #8, #9, and #6 (in that order I think), though I could never write in his style and he isn't in my pantheon of composers who have influenced me to any major degree.
I deleted an earlier version of this…"
Jan 21
Dane Aubrun replied to Liz Atems's discussion Fugal Variations (revised version)
"I think reception depends a lot on to what the listener is accustomed and their general preferences. To me, a long work like this is no trouble, given it unrolls with some very interesting twists in the counterpoint and scoring. It doesn't pall on…"
Jan 20
Liz Atems replied to Saul Gefen's discussion In Love
"Hi Saul,
Yes, it's really a matter of taste. The piano part is truly exquisite, and for me the the electronic mutterings and whisperings seem out of place and almost spoil the effect. The evocation of "in love" would work better if the piece were…"
Jan 20
Liz Atems replied to Liz Atems's discussion Fugal Variations (revised version)
"Hi Gerd,
Thank you so much for your feedback!
To answer your question... apparently it does have to be this long, as everything in it was part of what I wanted to say in this piece, including L to W. The piece as a whole is much about the dark time…"
Jan 20
Gerd Prengel replied to Liz Atems's discussion Fugal Variations (revised version)
"Dear Liz,
I can say that I took quite some time to listen to this huge work together with the score. It has a wonderful theme and contains tremendous beauties thoughout the piece which really let me recall Beethoven's 131,1. But still I also can…"
Jan 20
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  • Welcome Liz. I think I sent a friend request. This was simply to offer putting your work to instruments libraries.

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