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2 Scherzi in c-minor for string quartett

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gerd Prengel on Thursday. 3 Replies

Hi, for my string quartett I wrote 20 years ago this Scherzo, which somewhat has the character of a wild horse ride, with a development part at 0:36 which I am very fond of and a lovely Trio:[url]…Continue

Symphony No 2 - III. Scherzo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Smith Dec 27, 2020. 4 Replies

Hi, I'd like to present to you the Scherzo in a-minor for my second symphony which I wrote 6 years ago... I hope you will like it :-)…Continue

Song 'Like a Torch in the Night'

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jos Wylin Dec 24, 2020. 3 Replies

Hi, here Id like to present to you my only song which so far I recorded with a real voice:http://gerdprengel.de/torch.mp3I hope you'll like it :-)GerdContinue

Song 'First Time'

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Smith Dec 23, 2020. 9 Replies

Here I'd like to share a new song with you. Whhereas my last contribution here, "The Hiker", was rather in a sad mood, this one is more a happy springtime song :-) The singer is represented by an…Continue

 

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Gerd Prengel replied to Andy Pattinson's discussion Movement 3 of my Symphony in the old style.
"Hi Andy,  I like your theme and the festive character of your work, but your intruments play so much in unisono (playing the same notes or an octave higher/lower) which does not sound so well. I would try to give the instruments more an…"
5 hours ago
Gerd Prengel replied to James Gilmour's discussion Wayfaring Stranger and Shall We Gather at the River, for SATB Choir and String Quartet
"Dear James, I am still captured so much by your work and also by the original song. I never heard it before!! What a song!! I just listened to a touching version by Jonny Cash.... but your version, especially the overwhelming part at 0:28 "I am…"
5 hours ago
Gerd Prengel replied to James Gilmour's discussion Wayfaring Stranger and Shall We Gather at the River, for SATB Choir and String Quartet
"Dear James, this is OVERWHELMING ,especially the first 2/3 of the piece !! Both the fantastic choir and the strings. I never heard anything like this and opens a full new perspective for me! Thank you! Gerd"
yesterday
Gerd Prengel replied to Saul Gefen's discussion My Site
"Dear Saul, your website is very well designed and beautiful. I listened to your pieces - my favourites are #1, #2, #5, #6 but my very favourite from you, the "Song Without Words for Piano and Violin In E minor" I miss in your list. What…"
Thursday
Gerd Prengel replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion 2 Scherzi in c-minor for string quartett
"Dear Dane and Liz, thank you again for your insightful words to my 2 Scherzi - your assesment means very much to me! And I agree, eventhough the first scherzo is somewhat an earworm recently in my mind I also adore the second more. Good that you see…"
Thursday
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 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…"
Jan 19
Dane Aubrun replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion 2 Scherzi in c-minor for string quartett
"Hi, Gerd, I prefer the new one. The earlier one is exciting enough and as you say is like a galloping ride, the trio a welcome break for both horse and rider. You rightly proclaim it a lovely trio. But the trio in the new scherzo is just as lovely…"
Jan 19
Gerd Prengel replied to Andy Pattinson's discussion Symphony in the old style Movement 2
"Dear Andy, this is very beautiful. Maybe I would do the accompanieing staccato notes with even a little less volume.  By the way, your piece reminds me of Mozart's very first symphony, K 16, 2nd mov. Do you know this one? Gerd"
Jan 19
Gerd Prengel posted a discussion

2 Scherzi in c-minor for string quartett

Hi, for my string quartett I wrote 20 years ago this Scherzo, which somewhat has the character of a wild horse ride, with a development part at 0:36 which I am very fond of and a lovely Trio:[url]www.gerdprengel.de/Scherzo_for_stringquartett.mp3[/url][url]www.gerdprengel.de/Scherzo_for_stringquartett.pdf[/url]Later on I replaced this Scherzo with another…See More
Jan 18
Gerd Prengel replied to Francois Jenno's discussion Nocturne miniature
"Wow, François, what a haunting nocturne - wonderful! This piece conveys such a beautiful lightness with its sublime harmonies and tender phrasing. I love it! Gerd"
Jan 17
Gerd Prengel replied to Saul Gefen's discussion In Love
"Hi Saul, a nice melody, but I wish you would use more natural instruments/sounds. To me this sounds very much like "New-Age" which does not appeal to me that much .."
Jan 17
Jos Wylin replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion String quartett IV. Allegro vivacce
"Wow, Gerd, this is an admirable piece of artwork. I'm so glad you didn't try to imitate Beethoven throughout the Allegro Vivace. You've created a personal style with a Beethoven theme and that's huge merit! The quartet really…"
Jan 16
Gerd Prengel replied to Jos Wylin's discussion Reflections in a Moonlit Night
"Dear Jos, eventhough this is not the style I usually listen to, I must say that your piece is gorgeous, especially as already mentioned above the final slow section starting at 6:35 with the wonderful flute!! Only the fast sections from 4:30 -…"
Jan 15
Gerd Prengel replied to Markus Boyd's discussion Wind Quintet in C
""Delightful and Mozartean" - these are indeed the proper names to express the beauty of your wind quartett! Also I enjoyed how well instrumented you composed this - Thank you!"
Jan 12
Liz Atems replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion String quartett IV. Allegro vivacce
"Gerd, that's wonderful! Congratulations on getting a recording by real human musicians, and I truly hope it does turn out the way you imagine! Will you post the finished product? BTW I am also working with a local violist who has promised to…"
Jan 8

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Orchestra, Small Ensemble
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Classical + neo Classical Music
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
Darmstadt, Germany
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
I am mostly influenced by (Vienna) Classical music and so this is also the style I love to compose. So far I wrote a symphony, a string quartett, a piano sonata, a violin sonata and some smaller pieces. Also I love to orchestrate classical piano or string quartett pieces (Well tempered piano by Bach, Beethoven's last 3 piano sonatas, . . .), I
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www.gerdprengel.de

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At 6:51pm on April 20, 2020, Markus Boyd said…

I have visited your website and very impressed with your works. Your symphony is a remarkable achievement 

At 10:57am on February 8, 2020, Gav Brown said…

Welcome Gerd!

 
 
 

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