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    Senior Member rwayland's Avatar
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    Petronella Swenson Ekblad

    The final movement of Petronella Sonata has just been uploaded. The sonata is quite unlike any sonata you have heard. It bears the name of my great grandmother, Petronella Swenson Ekblad. Whether or not you like it, I think you will agree that it is something different.

    Petronella Sonata, 3d Mvt
    http://my.opera.com/rwayland/homes/f...ella%20III.mp3



    Previous uploads, movements 1 and 2.

    Petronella Sonata, 1st Mvt
    http://my.opera.com/rwayland/homes/f...onella%20I.mp3

    Petronella Sonata, 2d Mvt
    http://my.opera.com/rwayland/homes/f...nella%20II.mp3

    Richard
    Last edited by rwayland; 06-14-2006 at 10:30 PM. Reason: incorrect link

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    Re: Petronella Swenson Ekblad

    Richard, may I be among the first to offer a resounding:

    BRAVO!

    I've just had the pleasure of listening to the complete sonata,
    uninterrupted, with all three movements in their proper context
    with each other.

    The clearly unique and distinctive Wayland voice rings through
    every note of this, and the underlying sense of the music is both
    inevitable and undeniable. The third movement especially is
    brilliantly well done.

    A superb achievement, Richard!

    With admiration,

    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com
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    Re: Petronella Swenson Ekblad

    Well, thank you, David! You have exposed my primary self imposed rule. Over the years, I have worked very had to make my music sound with the inevitability that you commented on. In fact, that is the reason it took me so long to do the final movement. I discarded many ideas that were good musically, but did not quite fit. After I had finished it, and gave it a cooling off period, I thought it should be shortened a little, but I had applied my rule so carefully that I could not find a way to cut it without doing considerable damage.

    The discarded ideas are not in the garbage can. They are added to the piles of manuscript paper cluttering up my studio. They are also cluttering up my mind, and will some day be put to good use. I think this idea came from my Grandfather Diemert, my connection to the Strauss family, He saved everything forever because we might need it some day! And frequently we did.

    Richard

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    Re: Petronella Swenson Ekblad

    Richard,

    Good writing. It's a good feeling to submit a completed work like this. I am sure the family is proud to be represented and remembered in this way.

    I do the same thing with odds and ends and ideas for music that I don't use right then. Put them into a folder on the computer for later reference!

    Gary

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    Fantastic Sonata ! Like David I listened to the entire work from first to last movement and it all fits together perfectly. Your unique style makes it exciting, light, energetic and yet profound at the same time. Bravo Richard! And congratulations on completing this masive work.
    Kind Regards

    Louis Dekker
    My Music Site

    Pour être grand, il faut avoir été petit.

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    You are right, this is something different. What caught my ear and kept my attention was the echoing of small melodies, especially the opening one (great work there), whether going up or down in transposition it helped to center my attention. I will have to admit my ears need a rest but your styling rings clear and takes one on a rapid musical journey they won't forget. Enjoyed...thank you for sharing...

    Michael
    "...Wiktor's a Jekyll-Hyde personality..." - Lycos Music
    http://www.miserymadebeautiful.com

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    Yes. It is different AND I LOVE IT! I put the sonata into my iPod.

    Sincerely,
    Jun Yamamoto
    Tokyo, Japan
    http://jun.music.coocan.jp/
    MIDI AND SAMPLING TECHNOLOGY HAS OPENED AN ENTIRE NEW WORLD OF MUSIC!

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