Dane Aubrun and Michael Thalmann are now friends
Jun 3
Michael Thalmann replied to Michael Thalmann's discussion A Lamento for piano solo. It is part of the series of Mementi Mori for solo piano
"Thank you Ingo"
Apr 14
Ingo Lee replied to Michael Thalmann's discussion A Lamento for piano solo. It is part of the series of Mementi Mori for solo piano
"Very polished and enjoyable playing here Michael. The expressive phrasing you bring to this lifts it to a level which we notation/DAW players could probably never achieve.  I like that this is very accessible with a bit of a modern flavor. Well done!"
Apr 13
Michael Thalmann replied to Michael Thalmann's discussion A Lamento for piano solo. It is part of the series of Mementi Mori for solo piano
"haha, yeah..thanks for dedicating another 4 minutes of your life to my music...How very flattering to mention Debussy and Liszt (both of which I adore a lot) in the context of my little piece..:)It is somehow strange, I play a lot of Liszt but his…"
Apr 12
Dane Aubrun replied to Michael Thalmann's discussion A Lamento for piano solo. It is part of the series of Mementi Mori for solo piano
"Well, there's another 4 mins of my life gone! But a most pleasurable listen. A superb performance. 
What didn't surprise me one jot was that as your piece finished, you stayed on youtube to play Liszt. I don't normally look for influences in…"
Apr 12
Michael Thalmann replied to Michael Thalmann's discussion A Lamento for piano solo. It is part of the series of Mementi Mori for solo piano
"I agree totally to make it as simple and yet precise as possible. Some composers such as Ravel for example have the tendency to pick keys which need a lot of accidentals. He for example tended to write chords similar to the C triad you described…"
Apr 12
Michael Thalmann replied to Michael Thalmann's discussion A Lamento for piano solo. It is part of the series of Mementi Mori for solo piano
"Hi Jerry, thanks for listening and taking the time to comment. re the pp, I put it to suggest a rather soft character and avoid a to straight forward approach. As you said, the texture and also the register are strong and bright by nature so there…"
Apr 11
Michael Thalmann posted a discussion
Hi allI have written out the third piece of my mementi. It is a "Lamento" for solo piano, which I play myself. I am curious to hear what you think of it. Thanks for listening, very best, MichaelLamento for solo piano
Apr 11
Michael Thalmann replied to Michael Thalmann's discussion A Musical Memento Mori
"Thanks Jerry, I appreciate your feedback. Very best, Michael"
Mar 29
Michael Thalmann replied to Michael Thalmann's discussion A Musical Memento Mori
"Many thanks, I am very happy you like it. Yes, I usually use hands and fingering to my conveniance and in support of the musical idea of the passages. In this case, it doesn't matter which hand to use, so the most comfortable is best. Very best,…"
Mar 27
Michael Thalmann replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Across Night Lake for Small Orchestra. 4'40"
"Thanks for your supportive comments. I would love to compose a piano concerto, but I still need some training first, so unless you wanted to write the orchestra part and I the piano part, it will have to wait :)"
Mar 27
Dane Aubrun replied to Michael Thalmann's discussion A Musical Memento Mori
"A most enjoyable piece, symbolist at moments swinging between the exquisite and harsh, perhaps rueful - and the smorzando ending seems appropriate in that it just dies away on a rueful note.
The performance is brilliant and no surprise looking at…"
Mar 26
Michael Thalmann replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Across Night Lake for Small Orchestra. 4'40"
"Hello Danethanks for expanding on your process. It probably takes a lot of experience to think orchestrally, I find that impressive, congrats and very best, Michael"
Mar 26
Michael Thalmann replied to Michael Thalmann's discussion Another musical Memento Mori
"Thank you very much Dane, I really appreciate your detailed comment and I agree totally with what you say about entertainment. I have lost 2 friends recently which made me think about this topic and have me compose my mementi. It is in these…"
Mar 26
Michael Thalmann replied to Michael Thalmann's discussion Another musical Memento Mori
"Great, thank you very much for this encouraging comment!"
Mar 26
Michael Thalmann replied to Michael Thalmann's discussion Another musical Memento Mori
"Thank you Jos, I am glad you took the time to listen to it. I am now in the process of writing it down and eventually make some small changes. Very best, Michael"
Mar 26
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